Birth Date: July 12, 1982
Birth Place: Bari
Cassano was raised in the Bari Vecchia neighborhood, and began playing football at an early age. He was spotted by an A.S. Bari scout and brought up through the team’s youth system and eventually made his Serie A debut for Bari against local rivals U.S. Lecce in 1999.
At age nineteen, Cassano signed with reigning Serie A champions, A.S. Roma. After four years, Cassano and A.S. Roma parted ways and he was then signed with Real Madrid. Cassano became the second Italian player to sign for Real Madrid. In 2007, Cassano joined forces with Sampdoria .
He has played a total of 24 games for the Italian National Team since 2000, scoring 6 goals.