Cristian Zaccardo, Ufficiale OMRI (Italian pronunciation: , born 21 December 1981) is an Italian footballer who plays as a centre back for Vicenza on loan from Serie B club Carpi, although he is also capable of playing as a full-back or in midfield. He began his club career with Italian club Bologna in 2000, and remained with the club until 2004, aside from a loan spell with Spezia. He subsequently moved to Palermo, where he came to prominence during his four seasons at the club. In 2008, he moved to German club VfL Wolfsburg for a season, where he won the 2008–09 Bundesliga title. He returend to Italy the following season, joining Parma, and in 2013 he moved to Milan, before joining Carpi in 2015. At international level, he represented the Italy national football team on 17 occasions between 2004 and 2007, scoring a goal; he was a member of the Italian side that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup.