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A world champion at OL

Published on the 07 July 2007 à 15:04 by SR

Inter Milan’s left back Fabio Grosso is about to join the Olympique Lyonnais squad. He will be the second world champion in OL’s history, after Edmilson.

Arriving in Lyon on Friday evening, the Italian international defender passed a medical this morning. He will return to Italy in the afternoon then come back to Lyon on Monday for a press conference and the launch of the new season, after which he will be presented to the press. The champions of France and Italy reached an agreement and Fabio Grosso will join the OL squad as of Monday.

Aged 29, Grosso joined Inter Milan last year after the World Cup. He had been playing for Palermo. IN the World Cup last year, he won the penalty against Australia in the last 16, won the game for his side against Germany in the semi-final and scored the winning penalty against France in the final.

Grosso’s stats: 1m90, 79kg. 23 matches, 22 starts and 2 goals. 1 yellow card, no reds. 6 Champions League matches, 3 starts.

• World Cup winner 2006 (Italy)
• Italian Supercup winner 2006-2007 (Inter Milan)
• Italian champion 2006-2007 (Inter Milan)
• Italian Cup finalist 2006-2007 (Inter Milan)

1998 to 2001 - Chieti (Italian 2nd division)
2001 to 2004 - Perugia
2004 to 2006 - Palermo
2006 to 2007 - Inter Milan
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