|Date of birth||19 February 1970|
|Place of birth||Lodi, Italy|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1997||→ Lecce (loan)||6||(0)|
|1999||→ Reggiana (loan)||14||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Maspero's career came to prominence most notably with his time at then-Serie A club Cremonese, with whom he started playing professionally and played in two one-year spells in the Italian top flight. He came into his own during the promotion season of 1992–93 and impressed greatly in a side coached by Luigi Simoni which finished 10th in Serie A during the 1993-94 season. He established a reputation as a gifted playmaker.
A move to Sampdoria followed, but he failed to make his mark and returned to Cremonese after one season. Despite outstanding form and a healthy return of goals from midfield, he was unable to prevent successive relegations.
His career declined after a move to Lecce in 1997, where he found opportunities limited; the club were relegated to Serie B at the end of the season. He was loaned to Vicenza and Perugia, playing limited first-team football over the next three seasons before joining Torino for the 2000–01 Serie B season.
Maspero's career was rejuvenated with the Granata, and he played a role in the team's return to Serie A. In the 2001–02 Serie A season, he earned hero status among the club's fans with a late equaliser in a 3–3 draw with cross-town rivals and eventual Serie A champions Juventus in the Derby della mole; Torino had initially been trailing 3–0. He also helped Torino to win an UEFA Intertoto Cup spot that season. After Torino suffered relegation to Serie B in 2003, he moved on to Fiorentina before playing in the amateur leagues, where he ended his career.
After retirement, Maspero took a coaching job at Eccellenza amateurs Ciliverghe Mazzano, guiding them to a historical promotion to Serie D for the first time ever. This won him interest from Lega Pro professionals Pavia, who appointed him as new head coach for the 2014–15 season thereafter.
- "Carriera di Riccardo Maspero". Tutto Calciatori. Retrieved 2008-12-29.
- "Calciomercato Pro Piacenza, Maspero nuovo tecnico" [Football market Pro Piacenza, Maspero new technician]. Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). Rome. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
- "Serie C side thumped TWENTY-nil after starting game with just seven players as financial despair and strikes lead to farcical scenes". The Sun. 17 February 2019.