Massimo Ceccaroni

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Massimo Ceccaroni
Personal information
Full name Massimo Ceccaroni
Date of birth (1968-08-15) 15 August 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth Basel, Switzerland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Old Boys (manager)
Youth career
1977-1987 Basel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987-2002 Basel 398 (0)
Teams managed
2003-2012 Old Boys
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 July 2007

Massimo Ceccaroni (born 15 August 1968 in Basel) is a retired Swiss-Italian football player. He played for FC Basel for very nearly his entire career. He is now a trainer at amateur club BSC Old Boys. His brother, Stefano, also played for Basel.

Ceccaroni grew up in Saint Johann. In 1977 he joined FC Basel's youth squad and eventually broke into the first team in 1987. The finest moments of his career were winning the Nationalliga B in 1994 and the Nationalliga A in 2002, Basel's first title in 22 years.

He is considered a cult figure in Basel, mainly because he stayed loyal to the club for 25 years but also because he never scored a goal.

FC Basel did not renew his contract in 2002 so he joined amateur side SC Dornach. After his retirement in 2003 he joined BSC Old Boys as manager where he remained until 2012. In 2012 he took over as technical director of Basel's youth department.