The great Antonio Di Natale

The late 90s and 2000s saw an interesting generation of Italian football players. You can make a bet Nigeria from 1xBet bookmaker now on all players from that part of the world. Obviously, it is impossible not to mention probably the biggest achievement obtained by this generation of Italian footballers. They obtained the 2006 FIFA World Cup title.

An interesting player that was part of that group was Antonio Di Natale. He was a talented forward who played professionally between 1996 and 2016. Surprisingly, if we ignore the loan spells that he had in his early career, he was part of only two teams, which were Empoli and Udinese. Making a bet from the 1xBet Nigeria bookmaker is a perfect activity to perform whenever those two teams are on the field.

An early career linked to Empoli

The first part of Di Natale’s career was spent in Empoli. He played on that team between the years 1996 and 2004. However, he was loaned on three different times to three different squads during that period. The website is for live betting, and it also features all teams from the always entertaining Serie A.

The teams where the Italian striker had loans included:

  • Iperzola;
  • Varese;
  • and Viareggio.

In 1999, the player returned to Empoli, where he would be a crucial element of the team until his departure in 1999. Matches from the Serie A and Serie B are very entertaining, and the 1xBet website is for live betting on those and many other competitions.

Becoming a legend in Udinese

Di Natale would start to be considered as one of Italy’s most prolific strikers as soon as he arrived at Udinese. He played on that team for 12 years in total, between 2004 and 2016. He not only scored a lot of goals for the team. He was also a leader in the field that could push his team forward in difficult times. The best bet football from 1xBet boomaker also features all matches from Udinese.

Between the years 2009 and 2011 he was the third top scorer in European Leagues. He was only surpassed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. His impressive performances and goal scoring abilities also helped him to become one of the top scorers in the history of the Italian Serie A.

While Di Natale was an extremely important player for Udinese, he also became very relevant for his national team. In total, he played 42 matches for the Azzurra between the years 2002 and 2012. He scored 11 goals in the process. One of them came during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The best football bets from the 1xBet bookmaker can also be made by all members of the website in competitions like the FIFA World Cup.