Mauro Rizzo

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Mauro Rizzo
Personal information
Full name Mauro Rizzo
Date of birth (1984-06-15) 15 June 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Galatina, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
000?–2002 Lecce
2002–2004 Roma
2003–2004 Lecce (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Lecce 1 (0)
2004–2006 Lecce 1 (0)
2004–2005 Bellaria (loan) 0 (0)
2006 Andria (loan) 12 (0)
2006–2008 Andria 42 (0)
2008–2009 Melfi 23 (0)
Total 78 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mauro Rizzo (born 15 June 1984) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender and who is currently without a club.


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.[1] In July 2003, he was loaned back to Lecce[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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[5] (Andria were later re-admitted to the league).


  1. ^ "Homepage> Le Giovanili> Primavera". AS Roma (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2003-02-07. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  2. ^ "Il Mercato al 16 luglio 2003" (pdf). AS Roma (in Italian). 16 July 2003. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Approvazione Situazione Mensile al 31 maggio 2004" (pdf). AS Roma (in Italian). 30 June 2004. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Andria Bat, colpi a raffica". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 2006-01-31. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  5. ^ "Melfi, Rizzo in prova". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 

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