Meet The Players
These are the players from the last Free Kick Masters event held at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Ronaldinho Gaucho | Rafael Marquez | Alessandro Del Piero | Lionel Messi | Fernando Torres | Jared Borgetti
Robert Pires | Dwayne de Rosario | Subait Khater Fayel | Sun Xiang | Sun Ji |Eddie Lewis | Harry Kewell | Dmitri Loskov
Brad Davis | Segundo Castillo | Jozy Altidore | Juninho Pernambucano | Luis Fabiano | Martin Palermo | Kasey Keller
Vojislav Dragovic| Francesco Toldo | David_James | Faryd Aly Camilo Mondragon | Shen Si | Sulley Muntari | Javier Portillo
Francesco Toldo (born December 2, 1971 in Padua) is an Italian football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Inter.
Toldo came up with A.C. Milan; however, he never played a game with the club. Instead, the Italian giants loaned him out to Trento and Ravenna from 1991 to 1993. Toldo then joined Fiorentina, and became the club's starter for eight seasons, winning the Coppa Italia twice, and playing a UEFA Champions League for the Viola. After Fiorentina faced bankruptcy, he transferred to F.C. Internazionale Milano in 2001, where he was the number one until the summer of 2005, when Brazilian keeper Júlio César relegated Toldo to the bench after Toldo elected to sit out Inter's summer friendly match tour of England. He regained the #1 jersey in February 2006 following his signing of a contract extension and a slip in form by César, not before rumours linked him both to Palermo, A.C. Milan, and Fiorentina. The extension will keep him under contract with Inter until 2009.  Francesco Toldo saved 10 penalty kicks out of 72 in Serie A.
As of the end of 2004, Toldo has been capped 28 times for Italy. Despite facing competition from high profile keepers such as Gianluca Pagliuca, Angelo Peruzzi, and Gianluigi Buffon, Toldo, was chosen to start in Euro 2000 as Buffon broke his hand in a friendly match against Norway just eight days before the tournament started. Toldo helped his country to finish runner up behind France. During the semi-final against the home team of Netherlands, Toldo saved one penalty during the match and two during the shootout. In the final however he failed to save a crucial shot by Sylvain Wiltord as the game was nearing to a close with Italy ahead by one. France won in extra time with a goal by David Trézéguet.
|Full name||Francesco Toldo|
|Date of birth||December 2, 1971 (1971-12-02) (age 35)|
|Place of birth||Padua, Italy|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|1997- 2004||Italy||28 (0)|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
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