Daniele Massaro

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Daniele Massaro
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Massaro in 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-05-23) 23 May 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Monza, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 Monza 60 (10)
1981–1986 Fiorentina 140 (11)
1986–1995 Milan 209 (51)
1988–1989 Roma (loan) 30 (5)
1995–1996 Shimizu S-Pulse 20 (10)
Total 459 (87)
National team
1982–1994 Italy 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniele Massaro (born 23 May 1961 in Monza) is a former Italian football (soccer) forward. He began his career as a midfielder, and was deployed as an outside forward or as a winger under Arrigo Sacchi, and he was only utilised as a striker later on in his career, under Fabio Capello, where he was able to find the net more often.[1]

Massaro made a name for himself at AC Milan where he played over 300 games.[2] He scored two decisive goals in the 1993-94 UEFA Champions League final against FC Barcelona, which Milan won 4–0. He was also Milan's top scorer in the 1993-1994 Serie A season, helping them to win the title.

Surprisingly capped only 15 times for Italy, his international career actually spanned more than a decade between 1982 and 1994. As a 21 year-old, Massaro was a member of the Italian squad that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup held in Spain, but didn't get any playing time. He played in six of Italy's seven games at the 1994 FIFA World Cup held in the United States and scored a goal against Mexico in the group stage. In the defeat against Brazil in the final of the tournament, he missed a one-on-one opportunity and later failed to convert a penalty kick in the shoot-out.

After leaving Milan in 1995, he played a year in the Japanese football league with Shimizu S-Pulse.

He was also the captain of the Italian Beach Soccer National Team for a couple of years.

Massaro currently works at AC Milan as a public relations manager.

Statistics[edit]

[3]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1979/80 Monza Serie B 24 5 24 5
1980/81 36 5 36 5
1981/82 Fiorentina Serie A 29 1 29 1
1982/83 30 5 30 5
1983/84 29 1 29 1
1984/85 26 2 26 2
1985/86 26 2 26 2
1986/87 Milan Serie A 22 2 22 2
1987/88 36 4 36 4
1988/89 Roma Serie A 30 5 30 5
1989/90 Milan Serie A 30 10 30 10
1990/91 21 6 21 6
1991/92 32 9 32 9
1992/93 29 5 29 5
1993/94 29 11 12 4 41 15
1994/95 19 3 8 1 27 4
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
1995 Shimizu S-Pulse J. League 1 9 3 0 0 - - 9 3
1996 11 7 0 0 5 1 - 16 8
Country Italy 427 76 427 76
Japan 20 10 0 0 5 1 - 25 11
Total 447 86 0 0 5 1 0 0 452 87

[4]

Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
1982 1 0
1983 0 0
1984 3 0
1985 1 0
1986 1 0
1987 0 0
1988 0 0
1989 0 0
1990 0 0
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 9 1
Total 15 1

Honours[edit]

AC Milan[edit]

International[edit]

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