Massimo Gobbi

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Massimo Gobbi
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-10-31) 31 October 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Parma
Number 18
Youth career
1995–1998 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Pro Sesto 6 (0)
1999–2004 Treviso 51 (5)
2001–2002 Giugliano (loan) 33 (5)
2002–2003 AlbinoLeffe (loan) 30 (7)
2004–2006 Cagliari 71 (5)
2006–2010 Fiorentina 81 (2)
2010– Parma 60 (2)
National team
2006 Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 August 2006

Massimo Gobbi (born 31 October 1980) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A side Parma, as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Milan, he played youth football with local top-flight club Milan,[citation needed] before starting his senior career in fourth-tier Serie C2 club Pro Sesto in 1998. He moved to second-tier Serie B club Treviso in 1999, from where he was loaned out to Giugliano (Serie C2) and AlbinoLeffe (Serie C1). He returned to Treviso in 2003, where he got his breakthrough. He played 44 of 46 games for the club during the 2003–04 Serie B season, after which he moved to the newly promoted club Cagliari Calcio in the top-flight Serie A championship.[1]

He made his Serie A debut on 12 September 2004, in Cagliari's 1–0 win over Bologna, and played 71 of Cagliari's 76 Serie A games over the next two seasons. In June 2006, he was bought back by Treviso but sold to Fiorentina along with Reginaldo on 24 June, and Treviso signed Gianni Guigou as part of the deal.[2] At that time Gobbi was valued €4.3M[3] (costed Viola €4.54M[4]), while Guigou was valued €40,000.[3] (but made Viola received an extra cost saving of €200,000)[4] He scored his first goal for the Fiorentina against Juventus on 1 March 2007.

On 1 July 2010 he became a free agent,[5] before joining Parma on 18 August 2010.[6] Initially deployed in his natural role as a central midfielder, Gobbi's first season at the club saw him become a regular as a left-back from December 2010 onwards as a consequence of Luca Antonelli's January 2011 departure.

International career[edit]

Immediately after joining Fiorentina, Gobbi was called up for the Italian national football team.[7] He made his national team debut against Croatia on 16 August 2006, coming on as a substitute for Massimo Ambrosini in the 75th minute.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ufficializzati i contratti di Gobbi e Abeijon". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 15 July 2004. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "UFFICIALE: Gobbi e Reginaldo alla Fiorentina". tuttomercato.web (in Italian). 24 June 2006. Retrieved 30 June 2006. 
  3. ^ a b Treviso FBC 1993 s.r.l. Report and Accounts on 30 June 2007 (Italian)
  4. ^ a b ACF Fiorentina Report and Accounts on 31 December 2006 (Italian)
  5. ^ "Il saluto di Massimo Gobbi". ACF Fiorentina (in Italian) (Viola Channel). 1 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Gobbi al Parma" [Gobbi to Parma]. Parma FC (in Italian). 18 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Donadoni names new-look Italy". UEFA.com. 12 August 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 

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