Cristiano Doni is an Italian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, on either flank or in the middle. Most of his professional career (which spanned two decades) was associated with Atalanta, as he played in more than 300 official games for the club and scored more than 100 goals. He amassed Serie A totals of 266 matches and 77 goals over the course of ten seasons, also representing in the competition Brescia and Sampdoria. Born in Rome, Doni started playing professionally for Modena F.C. at age 18, subsequently moving on to A.C. Rimini 1912, A.C. Pistoiese and Bologna F.C. 1909. He made his Serie A debut in 1997–98 for Brescia Calcio against Internazionale F.C. Doni appeared for Italy at the 2002 World Cup.