Massimo Colomba

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Massimo Colomba
Personal information
Full name Massimo Colomba
Date of birth (1977-08-24) 24 August 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Villars-sur-Glâne, Switzerland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1993–1995 Villars-sur-Glâne FC
1995–1996 FC Richemond Fribourg
1996–1997 FC Beauregard Fribourg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Neuchatel Xamax 73 (0)
2002–2008 FC Aarau 130 (1)
2008–2009 Grasshopper 3 (0)
2009–2012 FC Basel 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 December 2010

Massimo Colomba (born 24 August 1977 in Villars-sur-Glâne) is a Swiss footballer who played as goalkeeper.

As a child Colomba played in the youth teams of his local side FC Villars-sur-Glâne. In 1995, he moved to Fribourg and played one year for FC Richemond and one for FC Beauregard.

Colomba began his professional career with Neuchatel Xamax in 1997. He was their reserve goalkeeper for three years and first-choice keeper during the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons. At the beginning of the 2002-03 season he joined FC Aarau and was the club's first-choice goalkeeper. On 26 April 2003 he scored his first and only goal for Aarau in the match against FC St. Gallen.[1] He played in Aarau until the 2007/08 season. Because he was usurped by Ivan Benito he left the club at the end of the season and joined Grasshoppers Zürich as understudy to Eldin Jakupović.

On 16 June 2009, he joined FC Basel as reserve goalkeeper on a three-year contract.[2] He made his debut for Basel in the 3–1 away defeat against his former club Grasshoppers on 16 August 2009.[3] At the end of the 2009–10 Swiss Super League season Colomba won the Super League Championship title with Basel.

At the end of the 2011–12 season Colomba won his second Double, the League Championship title[4] and the Swiss Cup[5] with the club. On the 17 May 2012 it was announced on the FCB homepage that Colomba was to retire from active football, but would continue his career with the club as goalie trainer.[6]

Titles and Honours[edit]



  1. ^ "Watch Video (FC Aarau - FC St. Gallen (Auf-/Abstiegsrunde 2002/2003))". youtube. 2003. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  2. ^ Colomba Joins FC Basel
  3. ^ Grasshopper 3, Basel 1
  4. ^ "Jetzt hat Basel den Titel auf sicher" (in German). 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  5. ^ "Matchtelegram FC Basel 1893 5:3 FC Luzern" (in German). 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  6. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2012). "Massimo Colomba neuer Torhütertrainer – Germano Vailati kommt aus St. Gallen" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 

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