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Template:ImportReviewTemplate:Player-stub Template:Infobox Biography Gianfranco Zola, OBE, (born 5 July 1966) is an Italian former footballer and manager.

He spent the first decade of his playing career playing in Italy, most notably with Napoli, alongside Diego Maradona and Careca, and at Parma, before moving to English side Chelsea, where he was voted the Football Writers' Player of the Year in the 1996–97 season. In 2003 he was voted Chelsea's greatest player ever. He was capped 35 times for Italy from his debut in 1991, appearing at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and Euro 96.

Zola began his managerial career with West Ham United in 2008 in the Premier League, after a stint with the Italian U-21s, before being sacked in 2010. Zola most recently became manager of Watford in July 2012 until he announced his resignation on 16 December 2013.


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