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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.
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 loss to A.C. Milan, replacing Alberto Savino in the 88th minutes. In summer 2002, he was exchanged with Cesare Bovo of A.S. Roma in a co-ownership (i.e. 50%) deal and both tagged for €3M for 50% of the players' rights. He played a season with 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 was already a regular member of the Italy U21 team, returned to Roma for just €10,000.
Rizzo was sent to Bellaria on loan during the 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 remaining rights of Rizzo to Andria. He played 1 more season for Andria at Serie C2 then joined Lega Pro Seconda Divisione (ex-Serie C2) Melfi after Andria were relegated (Andria were later re-admitted to the league).
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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)