Antonio Di Natale
Last Updated: 21/05/10 6:52pm
Di Natale has been a late developer in the game, establishing himself as a top striker in 2004 after moving from Empoli to Udinese and helping them to fourth place in Serie A.
Although he made his national-team debut in 2002, he only managed a couple of friendly appearances before becoming a regular pick in then-manager Roberto Donadoni's squad in 2007.
Donadoni favoured Luca Toni as a central striker in the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign, with Di Natale playing just off him, and it worked to good effect, with the latter netting twice and the former five times.
The 32-year-old is similar in style to Alessandro Del Piero as he is blessed with good pace, vision and technique and loves to attack from deep or wide.
The attacker endured a forgettable Euro 2008 when he missed a penalty against Spain, but will be determined to put that right in South Africa.
He featured seven times during qualification, scoring twice.