Max Tonetto

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Max Tonetto
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-11-18) 18 November 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Trieste, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) [1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 San Giovanni 13 (1)
1992–1997 Reggiana 28 (2)
1993–1994 Fano (loan) 30 (2)
1994–1995 Ravenna (loan) 38 (0)
1997–1999 Empoli 61 (4)
1999 Milan 0 (0)
2000 Bologna 12 (0)
2000–2004 Lecce 131 (2)
2004–2006 Sampdoria 66 (8)
2006–2010 Roma 84 (1)
Total 463 (20)
National team
2007 Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2007

Max Tonetto (born 18 November 1974 in Trieste) is a retired Italian footballer who played as a midfielder. A versatile naturally left-footed player, his preferred position was on the left flank in midfield, although he was often used as a left-back, and could also play as a left wing-back. He played for several Italian clubs throughout his career, most notably Roma, where he won consecutive Coppa Italia titles in 2007 and 2008 during his four seasons with the team. At international level, he earned his only cap with the Italy national football team in 2007.

Club career[edit]

In 2000, Tonetto's career came to a shift when he moved to Lecce, where he became team captain in 2003.

From 2004 to 2006, he enjoyed great success at Serie A side Sampdoria, where he got his first taste of European football in the UEFA Cup. After the end of his contract with Sampdoria, he signed a two-year deal with Roma. He has played more than 300 Serie A games.

In his first season with Roma he showed good performances as a left-back. Although in his thirties, Tonetto is still, despite injuries, able to produce great and outstanding performances.

Tonetto scored his first goal for A.S Roma during a match against Empoli in the 2007–08 season, by completing Francesco Totti's pass and scoring a wonderful goal.

In November 2007, he signed a new contract with Roma which would last until 30 June 2010.[2]

On 11 March 2009, he blasted Roma's eighth and final penalty into the stands in the shootout against Arsenal, which meant Roma were knocked out of the Champions League, failing to progress to the quarter finals.

His contract with Roma expired 30 June 2010, and he subsequently retired from professional football.

International career[edit]

Tonetto won his one and only cap for Italy against the Faroe Islands in a qualification match for UEFA Euro 2008.[3]




  1. ^ "ESPNsoccernet-Max Tonetto Stats, News-AS Roma". 
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