Massimo Margiotta

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Massimo Margiotta
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-07-27) 27 July 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Maracaibo, Venezuela
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Pescara 42 (7)
1997–1998 Cosenza 33 (19)
1998–1999 Lecce 19 (7)
1999 Reggiana 18 (10)
1999–2001 Udinese 35 (6)
2001–2006 Vicenza 107 (47)
2003–2004 Perugia (loan) 16 (4)
2005–2006 Piacenza (loan) 34 (4)
2006–2008 Frosinone 56 (12)
2008–2010 Vicenza 58 (5)
2010–2011 Barletta 18 (1)
National team
1995 Italy U-18 4 (2)
1998–2000 Italy U-21 4 (1)
2000 Italy Olympic 4 (0)
2004–2005 Venezuela 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Massimo Margiotta (born 27 July 1977) is a former Italian-Venezuelan footballer.

Club career[edit]

Udinese[edit]

Vicenza[edit]

Margiotta was signed by Vicenza in co-ownership deal with Udinese in mid-2001. In June 2002 Margiotta was bought outright by the Veneto club. In August 2003 he was loaned to Perugia but returned to January 2004. In August 2005 he left for Piacenza.

Frosinone[edit]

In July 2006 he left for Frosinone initially in temporary deal.[1] In summer 2007 Margiotta joined the Lazio based club outright for €50,000.[2]

Margiotta admitted to be involved in a football gambling controversy in June 2007.[3] He is being suspended for 4 months, has to serve community service and pay a fine of €10,000.[4]

Return to Vicenza[edit]

On 21 August 2008 Margiotta returned to Vicenza.[5]

Barletta[edit]

In September 2010, he left for Barletta on free transfer, signed an annual contract.[6] He was immediately included in starting XI, partnered with Giuseppe Caccavallo and Nicola Bellomo in 4-3-2-1 formation.[7] Coach Arcangelo Sciannimanico putted the original starter Paolo Carbonaro and Saveriano Infantino on the bench. Margiotta scored a late goal for Barletta after Foggia scored its second goal.

International career[edit]

Born in Venezuela, he played for Italy at youth level and at Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics. In 2004 FIFA changed its rules to allow a footballer switch nation to be represented if he had multi-nationality. Originally targeted for player aged under 21, that year also accept any player to apply. Margiotta switched to Venezuela as he might have no chance to play for Italy. He collected 11 caps, 4 of them were friendlies.

Post retirement[edit]

Since retired in 2011, Margiotta became a staff of Vicenza youth system, as Responsabili dell'Attività di Base from 2011–12 season to 2013–14 season (along with Alberto Ciarelli),[8][9][10] Since 2014–15 season he replaced Stefano Umbro as Responsabile Attività Agonistic.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IL FROSINONE CALA IL SETTEBELLO" (in Italian). Frosinone Calcio. 7 July 2006. Archived from the original on 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Vicenza Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2008 (Italian)
  3. ^ "Italy striker charged in illegal betting probe". Daily Mail. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Di Michele accepts FIGC ban". UEFA.com. 31 July 2007. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  5. ^ "MARGIOTTA SALUTA FROSINONE" (Google Cache) (in Italian). Frosinone Calcio. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 16 May 2014. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Arriva Massimo Margiotta". SS Barletta Calcio (in Italian). 16 September 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Barletta – Foggia 1 – 2". SS Barletta Calcio (in Italian). 19 September 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Ieri il Vicenza Calcio ospite dell'A.S.Roma" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ai Giovanissimi 99 il XXIII Torneo Internazionale di Cairo Montenotte" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Domenica la seconda edizione del Memorial "Piermario Morosini"" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Composizione organigramma societario s.s. 2014-2015" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 

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