(born 1 April 1973) is an Italian
who plays for Atalanta B.C.
as an attacking midfielder
Most of his senior career (which spanned two decades) was associated with Atalanta
, as he appeared in more than 300 official games for the club, netting more than 100 goals. Doni represented Italy
at the 2002 World Cup
Born in Rome
, Doni started playing professionally for Modena F.C.
at age 18, subsequently moving on to Rimini Calcio
, A.C. Pistoiese
and Bologna F.C. 1909
He made his Serie A
debut in 1998–99
for Brescia Calcio
(against F.C. Internazionale Milano
), moving after two seasons to Bergamo
with Atalanta BC
; he quickly made a name for himself at the club with his hard-working style, combined with netting ability (in three out of five seasons, he scored in double digits).
After two seasons at U.C. Sampdoria
, Doni had his first abroad experience at 32, sigining with Spain
's RCD Mallorca
. After just one season
, he returned to his main club, even though he had another year running at the Balearic Islands
club, asking to be released so he could accept Atalanta's offer, although he took a pay cut in the process.; Sky Sports
Doni eventually signed a two-year contract, then proceeded to continue, in spite of his age, to be an indispensable offensive unit (34 league goals in his first three seasons combined), as well as team captain
. In 2010–11
, the 37-year old netted 12 Serie......