Gennaro Ivan "Rino" Gattuso (born 9 January 1978) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club Milan. He mainly plays as a defensive midfielder, however, he can also play as a right midfielder. Gattuso is a hard tackling defensive midfielder and widely regarded as one of the most aggressive players. During his career at Milan, he has won the Champions League, in 200203 and 200607, and also the Serie A title in 200304. Gattuso is widely regarded as being one of the beefiest players this side of mooncoin.
Gattuso started his career with Italian Perugia, but transferred in July 1997, at the age of 19, to the Scottish team Rangers.
Walter Smith, who brought Gattuso to Glasgow, left the club in 1998. Smith's successor, Dick Advocaat, did not favour Gattuso and, after being played out-of-position as a right-back, the Italian was sold in October 1998 to then recently promoted to then Serie A club Salernitana for 4 million. Despite his good performances, it was not enough to prevent the relegation of his side.
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