Maurizio Gaudino

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Maurizio Gaudino
Maurizio Gaudino in 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name Maurizio Gaudino
Date of birth (1966-12-12) 12 December 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Brühl, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1972–1981 TSG Rheinau
1981–1984 SV Waldhof Mannheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 SV Waldhof Mannheim 60 (9)
1987–1993 VfB Stuttgart 171 (30)
1993–1997 Eintracht Frankfurt 75 (16)
1994–1995 Manchester City (loan) 20 (3)
1995–1996 Club América (loan) 15 (1)
1997–1998 FC Basel 30 (10)
1998–1999 VfL Bochum 20 (2)
1999–2002 Antalyaspor 55 (8)
2003 SV Waldhof Mannheim 13 (0)
Total 469 (79)
National team
1993–1994 Germany 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Maurizio Gaudino (Italian pronunciation: [mauˈrittsjo ɡauˈdino]; born 12 December 1966 in Brühl,[1] West Germany) is a retired German football midfielder.[2]

He was capped five times for Germany in 1993 and 1994, and was in their squad for the 1994 World Cup.

Gaudino played 294 Bundesliga games for Waldhof Mannheim, VfB Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt and VfL Bochum. He won the league title with Stuttgart in 1992. He also helped them to the 1989 UEFA Cup Final and got himself on the scoresheet in the first leg, although they ultimately lost to a Diego Maradona inspired Napoli.

In 1995 he was loaned out to Manchester City and helped the team end the season with some magnificent performances including a 3–2 victory over the league champions that year Blackburn Rovers. He scored three times in 20 league games, but City still finished 17th in the Premier League (just three places clear of relegation) after a promising early season run of form had hinted at a UEFA Cup place or even a push for the league title.

He transferred to Antalyaspor in 1999 and played for them until Antalyaspor's relegation to Second League A Category in 2001–02 season.

In 2006, Gaudino took part in a charity football match between England and Germany, based on the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final. In a game consisting of celebrities and former players, he was rugby tackled by politician Boris Johnson.[3]

Gaudino is a son of the Italian emigrants from Campania. His son Gianluca is currently on the books of Bayern Munich.[4]



  1. ^ "Maurizio Gaudino". Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gaudino, Maurizio" (in German). Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Fenton, Ben (5 April 2006). "Great tackle, Boris – but it's football, not rugby". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  4. ^ "Mühsam zurück ins Alltagsgeschäft" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

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