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|Full name||Mauro Rizzo|
|Date of birth||15 June 1984|
|Place of birth||Galatina, Italy|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2003–2004||→ Lecce (loan)|
|2004–2005||→ Bellaria (loan)||0||(0)|
|2006||→ Andria (loan)||12||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Galatina, the Province of Lecce, Rizzo started his career at U.S. Lecce. He played his first and only match on the last match of 2001–02 Serie A season, a 0-3 lost to A.C. Milan, replaced Alberto Savino in the 88th minutes. In summer 2002, he was exchanged with Cesare Bovo of A.S. Roma in co-ownership (i.e. 50%) deal and both tagged for €3M for 50% rights. He played a season at Roma's Primavera team. In July 2003, he was loaned back to Lecce and bought back in June 2004 for €40,000. Co-currently, Bovo who already a regular of Italy U21 team returned to Roma for just €10,000.
Rizzo was sent to Bellaria on loan in 2004-05 season, but returned to Lecce in January 2005. In January 2006, he left for Serie C2 side Andria BAT. In summer 2006, Andria formed a co-ownership deal with Lecce and played 26 league matches. In June 2007, Roma gave up their remain rights to Andria. He played 1 more season for Andria at Serie C2 then joined Lega Pro Seconda Divisione (ex-Serie C2) Melfi after Andria relegated (later Andria re-admitted).
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- "Il Mercato al 16 luglio 2003" (PDF). AS Roma (in Italian). 16 July 2003. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- "Approvazione Situazione Mensile al 31 maggio 2004" (PDF). AS Roma (in Italian). 30 June 2004. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- "Andria Bat, colpi a raffica". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 2006-01-31. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- "Melfi, Rizzo in prova". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- Profile at TuttoCalciatori.net (Italian)