Massimiliano Benassi

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Massimiliano Benassi
Massimiliano Benassi - Lecce-Roma 4-2 - 7 aprile 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Massimiliano Benassi
Date of birth (1981-11-11) 11 November 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Alatri, Lazio, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 66
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 San Gimignano 12 (0)
2000–2003 Poggibonsi 64 (0)
2003–2006 Sansovino 101 (0)
2006–2007 Juve Stabia 33 (0)
2007–2008 Sassuolo 23 (0)
2008–2010 Perugia 66 (0)
2010– Lecce 62 (0)
2013 Reggina (loan) 17 (0)
2014 Juve Stabia (loan) 13 (0)
2014–2015 Arezzo (loan) 36 (0)
2016– Arezzo (loan)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 July 2016.

Massimiliano Benassi (born 11 November 1981 in Alatri) is an Italian association footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Lega Pro side Arezzo on loan from Lecce.


After having played in Italian third category (Serie c1-c2, now called "Prima Divisione" and "Seconda Divisione"), he joined the promotion in "Serie B" with U.S. Sassuolo Calcio in 2008. Then he played on good levels with Perugia Calcio, despite the bad results of the team until 2010


at the end of the last championship, in fact, the team failed the subscription on 2010\2011 Lega Pro Championship, because of a lack of money, like several other teams, and Perugia Calcio was forced to restart from "Serie D", leaving professional football after 58 years. Thus, Max Benassi signed with U.S. Lecce.

On 28 June 2011 he extended his contract with Lecce for one more year.[1] Two days later, Lecce sold its first choice goalkeeper Antonio Rosati to Napoli. Initially he was the understudy of Júlio Sérgio after Lecce borrowed Júlio Sérgio from Roma on 28 July. However J.Sérgio performance was criticized and later due to injury, Benassi became the first choice despite also sidelined in December. In January he returned to field as starting keeper while J. Sérgio was on the bench.


  1. ^ "Rinnovato il contratto di Benassi". US Lecce (in Italian). 28 June 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 

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