Riccardo Maspero

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Riccardo Maspero
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-02-19) 19 February 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Lodi, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Pavia (head coach)
Youth career
Fanfulla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Varese 39 (0)
1988–1994 Cremonese 157 (15)
1994–1995 Sampdoria 21 (4)
1995–1997 Cremonese 70 (14)
1997 Lecce (loan) 6 (0)
1997–1998 Vicenza 7 (0)
1998–1999 Perugia 10 (1)
1999 Reggiana (loan) 14 (0)
1999–2000 Lecce 1 (0)
2000–2003 Torino 62 (10)
2003–2004 Fiorentina 26 (0)
2005–2007 Fanfulla 74 (17)
National team
1989–1990 Italy U-21 2 (0)
Teams managed
2013–2014 Ciliverghe Mazzano
2014– Pavia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Riccardo Maspero (born 19 February 1970) is an Italian former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and now a coach. He is currently in charge as head coach of Pavia in the Lega Pro division.

Club career[edit]

Maspero's career came to prominence most notably with his time at then-Serie A club Cremonese,[1] 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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Carriera di Riccardo Maspero". Tutto Calciatori. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 

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