Marco Delvecchio

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Marco Delvecchio
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Personal information
Full name Marco Delvecchio
Date of birth (1973-04-07) 7 April 1973 (age 42)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Inter Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Inter Milan 4 (0)
1992–1993 Venezia 20 (3)
1993–1994 Udinese 7 (0)
1994–1995 Inter Milan 33 (5)
1995–2005 Roma 269 (77)
2005 Brescia 5 (0)
2005–2006 Parma 8 (1)
2006–2007 Ascoli 10 (2)
2008–2009 Pescatori Ostia 35 (34)
Total 391 (122)
National team
1992–1996 Italy U21 20 (6)
1998–2004 Italy 22 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Marco Delvecchio (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmarko delˈvɛkkjo]; sometimes erroneously spelled Del Vecchio; born 7 April 1973 in Milan, Italy) is a retired Italian footballer. He spent the most of his career at AS Roma where he is still remembered for his ease in scoring against rivals SS Lazio in the Derby della Capitale.[1] At international level, he represented Italy at UEFA Euro 2000, reaching the final of the tournament, and at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Currently he collaborates with a Roman private radio as football-opinionist.[2]

He was a versatile, powerful, and hard-working forward, who was capable of playing anywhere along the front line, as well as in midfield, as a winger or as an attacking midfielder, although he was primarily utilised as a central striker or as a supporting forward. Due to his height, his main attributes were his aerial ability, as well as his finishing, and his positioning skills. He was also a good passer and dribbler, which enabled him to create chances and provide team-mates with assists.[3][4]

Club career[edit]

Prior to joining Roma in 1995, Delvecchio played for Inter Milan (1992 and 1994–95), and subsequently Venezia (1992–93), and finally Udinese (1993–94). His career reached a high when he transferred to Roma, becoming a key player at the club. He notably won the Scudetto with Roma in 2001, followed by the 2001 Supercoppa Italiana, under manager Fabio Capello, alongside forwards Francesco Totti, Gabriel Batistuta, and Vincenzo Montella. He also reached the Coppa Italia Final with Roma during the 2002-03 season. He subsequently played one season for Brescia in 2004–05, and was then bought by Parma in 2005. In 2006, Parma released him and he went on to join Ascoli on a free transfer.[5][6]

On 10 May 2007, Delvecchio and Ascoli mutually agreed to terminate his contract following a combination of a knee injury and Ascoli's relegation to Serie B, the latter following a 1–0 loss to Torino three days earlier. He scored twice in ten appearances for the club.[5][6]

After one season of inactivity, Delvecchio decided to abandon professional football altogether and accept an offer from Eccellenza Lazio side Pescatori Ostia, where he scored 34 goals throughout the season.[5][6]

International career[edit]

Delvecchio was a member of the Italy under-21 teams that won the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 1994 and 1996; in total, he scored 6 goals for the under-21 side in 24 appearances between 1992 and 1996. He also represented Italy at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, making three appearances and scoring once.[7][8][9]

He made his international for the Italy senior side debut under manager Dino Zoff on 16 December 1998, in a friendly match in Rome against the FIFA World-Stars, commemorating the first century since the founding of the Italian Football Federation.[10] He was subsequently called up by Zoff for the 22-man Italian squad that took part at Euro 2000, making three appearances throughout the tournament. His first international goal came against France in the Euro 2000 final, although Italy later conceded an equaliser in the final minute of stoppage time, and were defeated in extra-time from a golden goal.[11] Delvecchio travelled to Korea with the 23-man Italian 2002 World Cup squad, but did not play during the tournament under manager Giovanni Trapattoni.[12][13] After the World Cup, he scored a goal in a 2-0 friendly win over Northern Ireland,[14] and on 18 February 2004, he made his final appearance for Italy against the Czech Republic, missing out on Trapattoni's Euro 2004 squad. Delvecchio scored 3 goals in 14 starts for the Italy senior team, scoring 4 goals in 22 total appearances for Italy between 1998 and 2004.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Inter Milan 1991–92 Serie A 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Venezia 1992–93 Serie B
Udinese 1993–94 Serie A 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Inter Milan 1994–95 Serie A 33 4 0 0 0 0 33 4
Roma 1995–96 Serie A 24 11 0 0 0 0 24 11
1996–97 27 4 0 0 2 0 29 4
1997–98 27 7 0 0 0 0 27 7
1998–99 31 18 0 0 0 0 31 18
1999–00 28 11 0 0 5 0 33 11
2000–01 31 3 0 0 5 1 36 4
2001–02 27 2 0 0 7 1 34 3
2002–03 16 4 6 4 6 1 28 9
2003–04 16 3 4 2 4 1 24 6
2004–05 9 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
Roma total 236 63 10 6 23 4 0 0
Brescia 2005–06 Serie B
Parma 2005–06 Serie A 8 1 1 0 0 0 9 1
Ascoli 2006–07 Serie A 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
Pescatori Ostia 2008–09 Eccellenza 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

[15]

Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
1998 1 0
1999 1 0
2000 9 2
2001 3 1
2002 2 0
2003 5 1
2004 1 0
Total 22 4

International goals[edit]

Scores list Italy's tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 July 2000 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands  France 1-2 Lost UEFA Euro 2000
2. 10 October 2000 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy  Romania 3-0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualification
3. 2 June 2001 Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Georgia 2–1 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualification
4. 3 June 2003 Stadio Nuovo Romagnoli, Campobasso, Italy  Northern Ireland 2–0 Won Friendly

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Club[edit]

Italy Roma

International[edit]

Orders[edit]

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5th Class / Knight: Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana: 2000[16]

TV[edit]

Marco was a contestant on the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars, Ballando con le Stelle 2012, where he placed second.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vucinic states Delvecchio is still the protagonist of the Roman Derby
  2. ^ Delvecchio opinionist in a Roman radio
  3. ^ "Marco Delvecchio". Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  4. ^ John Ley (9 June 2000). "http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/4746336/Italy-Team-Details.html". The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Marco Delvecchio" (in Italian). Tutto Calciatori. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Legend of Calcio: Marco Delvecchio". Forza Italian Football. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Giuseppe Toti (1 June 1996). "La Piccola Italia tre volte grande" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "DELVECCHIO: "Devo molto a Mazzone e Sensi, Capello ti faceva dare il massimo, Batistuta un fratello"" (in Italian). 31 October 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Nazionale in cifre: Delvecchio, Marco" (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Franco Melli; Giancarlo Padovan (17 December 1998). "L' Italia fa la festa al resto del mondo" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Gol d'oro per Trezeguet e la Francia" (in Italian). UEFA. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ecco i 23 azzurri per i Mondiali" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 8 May 2002. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  13. ^ Andrea Schianchi (4 June 2014). "L'acqua santa del Trap e quel diavolo di Moreno" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "L'Italia delle riserve passeggia con l'Irlanda del Nord" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 3 June 2003. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  15. ^ Marco Delvecchio - RSSSF Italy international. rsssf.com.
  16. ^ "ONORIFICENZE". http://www.quirinale.it (in Italian). 12 July 2000. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 

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