Stefano Mauri

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Stefano Mauri
Stefano Mauri 2009.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-01-08) 8 January 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Monza, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lazio
Number 6
Youth career
1996–1997 Brugherio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Brugherio 23 (10)
1998–2001 Meda 83 (12)
2001–2004 Modena 34 (2)
2003–2004 Brescia (loan) 30 (7)
2004–2006 Udinese 48 (5)
2006– Lazio 222 (38)
National team
2004–2011 Italy 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 March 2011

Stefano Mauri (born 8 January 1980) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Lazio, where he is their current captain. An attacking midfielder/winger, his key attributes are dribbling and passing. He is predominantly left-footed but is also skilled with his right.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Mauri started his career at 16 years of age with Brugherio. Two years later he moved to Meda, where he spent three years between Serie C2 and Serie D.

In 2001, he joined Modena, and in September 2002, he made his Serie A debut in a 3–0 loss to Milan. With the gialloblù, Mauri spent two good seasons before moving on to Brescia.

At Brescia, he played another good season with 30 appearances and seven goals. In 2004, he joined Udinese on a co-ownership deal. He spent two seasons at the Stadio Friuli, yet he lost his place as a regular starter in the second season.

Lazio[edit]

In 2006, Mauri moved south to Rome where he joined Lazio. He made his Biancoceleste debut in a Coppa Italia match against Inter and continued to establish himself as a regular, becoming a key player in a high-flying Lazio team.

Manager Delio Rossi began to use him as a trequartista, behind Goran Pandev and Tommaso Rocchi, and he continued to shine, being a protagonist in Lazio's qualification for the UEFA Champions League.

In 2010, Mauri continued his form, becoming a crucial player in Edoardo Reja's team as an attacking midfielder. He now predominantly plays on the left wing, providing flair, assists and important goals for the team.

In early 2012, Mauri sustained a heavy injury that kept him out of action for four months. He made a comeback in early March 2012. He came back to lead Lazio as captain in the Derby Della Capitale and scored the winning goal, celebrating under the Curva Nord. Mauri scored spectacular overhead kick against Napoli. He was visited by national team boss Cesare Prandelli after his good form.

In 2012–13 season Mauri is still a pivotal part of the Lazio starting line up and in Rocchi's absence has become Lazio's full-time Captain. On 11 November 2012, in terrible conditions, he scored the winning goal in the Derby against Roma, after being hit in the face by Roma player De Rossi. Under Vladimir Petkovic Mauri's fitness has improved together with being crucial with his movements, assists and goals.

On 2 October 2013, Mauri had his ban for falling to report match fixing increased to nine months,[1] though it later on 10 January 2014 was decreased to six months again, which made him available for play from 2 February 2014 and able to once again lead Lazio in the Derby against Roma on 9 February 2014.[2]

On 30 May 2014 Mauri signed a new 1-year contract.[3]

International career[edit]

Mauri made his international debut in November 2004 against Finland, and he currently has 11 caps to his name. He has not been selected as part of a squad for any major tournaments and never represented Italy at youth level. Mauri was called up to the national team for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Serbia after his great form and SS Lazio impressive start to Serie A.

On 28 May 2012, Mauri was arrested by Italian Police for his alleged involvement in the Calcioscommesse sports betting scandal. This news shocked the Serie A as Mauri's arrest was the highest profile arrest of the 2012 Calciscommesse. He was later released as there were no substantial proofs of wrongdoing.[4]

Honours[edit]

Lazio

Appearances and goals for clubs[edit]

Statistics updated as of 13 December 2014.
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1997–98 Brugherio Dilettanti 23 10 0 0 0 0 23 10
1998–99 Meda Serie D 30 9 0 0 0 0 30 9
1999–00 Serie C2 21 1 0 0 0 0 21 1
2000–01 32 2 0 0 0 0 32 2
Total Meda 83 12 0 0 0 0 83 12
2002–03 Modena Serie B 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
2002–03 Modena Serie A 25 1 0 0 0 0 25 1
Total Modena 34 2 0 0 0 0 34 2
2003–04 Brescia Serie A 30 7 0 0 0 0 30 7
2004–05 Udinese Serie A 32 5 0 0 2 1 34 6
2005–06 16 0 0 0 7 0 23 0
Total Udinese 48 5 0 0 9 0 57 6
2005–06 Lazio Serie A 15 2 0 0 0 0 15 2
2006–07 29 6 0 0 0 0 29 6
2007–08 24 3 5 0 4 0 33 3
2008–09 26 1 5 2 0 0 31 3
2009–10 35 3 4 0 6 1 45 4
2010–11 29 6 1 0 0 0 30 6
2011–12 16 4 0 0 3 1 19 5
2012–13 26 3 4 1 6 0 36 4
2013–14 12 4 0 0 0 0 12 4
2014–15 10 6 1 0 0 0 11 6
Total Lazio 222 38 20 3 19 2 261 43
Career total 438 72 35 7 28 3 488 80

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