Stefano Mauri

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Stefano Mauri
Stefano Mauri 2009.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-01-08) 8 January 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Monza, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lazio
Youth career
1996–1997 Brugherio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Brugherio 23 (10)
1998–2001 Meda 83 (12)
2001–2004 Modena 34 (2)
2003–2004 Brescia (loan) 30 (7)
2004–2006 Udinese 48 (5)
2006–2015 Lazio 241 (41)
2015– Lazio 0 (0)
National team
2004–2011 Italy 11 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 March 2011

Stefano Mauri (born 8 January 1980) is an Italian footballer who is currently playing for Italian club Lazio. As an attacking midfielder/winger, his key attributes are dribbling and passing. He is predominantly left-footed but is also skilled with his right.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Mauri started his career at 16 years of age with Brugherio. Two years later he moved to Meda, where he spent three years between Serie C2 and Serie D.

In 2001, he joined Modena, and in September 2002, he made his Serie A debut in a 3–0 loss to Milan. With the gialloblù, Mauri spent two good seasons before moving on to Brescia.

At Brescia, he played another good season with 30 appearances and seven goals. In 2004, he joined Udinese on a co-ownership deal. He spent two seasons at the Stadio Friuli, yet he lost his place as a regular starter in the second season.

Lazio[edit]

In 2006, Mauri moved south to Rome where he joined Lazio. He made his Biancoceleste debut in a Coppa Italia match against Inter and continued to establish himself as a regular, becoming a key player in a high-flying Lazio team.

Manager Delio Rossi began to use him as a trequartista, behind Goran Pandev and Tommaso Rocchi, and he continued to shine, being a protagonist in Lazio's qualification for the UEFA Champions League.

In 2010, Mauri continued his form, becoming a crucial player in Edoardo Reja's team as an attacking midfielder. He now predominantly plays on the left wing, providing flair, assists and important goals for the team.

In early 2012, Mauri sustained a heavy injury that kept him out of action for four months. He made a comeback in early March 2012. He came back to lead Lazio as captain in the Derby Della Capitale and scored the winning goal, celebrating under the Curva Nord. Mauri scored spectacular overhead kick against Napoli. He was visited by national team boss Cesare Prandelli after his good form.

In the 2012–13 season Mauri was still a pivotal part of the Lazio starting line up and became Lazio's full-time captain after Rocchi left the club. On 11 November 2012, in terrible conditions, he scored the winning goal in the Derby against Roma, after being hit in the face by Roma player De Rossi. Under Vladimir Petkovic Mauri's fitness improved together with being crucial with his movements, assists and goals.

On 2 October 2013, Mauri had his ban for falling to report match fixing increased to nine months,[1] though it later on 10 January 2014 was decreased to six months again, which made him available for play from 2 February 2014 and able to once again lead Lazio in the Derby against Roma on 9 February 2014.[2]

On 30 May 2014, Mauri signed a new one-year contract.[3] On 9 July 2015, he announced his departure from Lazio after almost ten years with the club. On 21 August 2015 it was announced that Mauri re-joined Lazio.[4]

International career[edit]

Mauri made his international debut in November 2004 against Finland, and he currently has 11 caps to his name. He has not been selected as part of a squad for any major tournaments and never represented Italy at youth level. Mauri was called up to the national team for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Serbia after his great form and SS Lazio impressive start to Serie A.

On 28 May 2012, Mauri was arrested by Italian Police for his alleged involvement in the Calcioscommesse sports betting scandal. This news shocked the Serie A as Mauri's arrest was the highest profile arrest of the 2012 Calciscommesse. He was later released as there were no substantial proofs of wrongdoing.[5]

Honours[edit]

Lazio

Appearances and goals for clubs[edit]

As of match played 31 May 2015.[6]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1997–98 Brugherio Dilettanti 23 10 0 0 0 0 23 10
1998–99 Meda Serie D 30 9 0 0 0 0 30 9
1999–00 Serie C2 21 1 0 0 0 0 21 1
2000–01 32 2 0 0 0 0 32 2
Total Meda 83 12 0 0 0 0 83 12
2002–03 Modena Serie B 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
2002–03 Modena Serie A 25 1 0 0 0 0 25 1
Total Modena 34 2 0 0 0 0 34 2
2003–04 Brescia Serie A 30 7 0 0 0 0 30 7
2004–05 Udinese Serie A 32 5 0 0 2 1 34 6
2005–06 16 0 0 0 7 0 23 0
Total Udinese 48 5 0 0 9 0 57 6
2005–06 Lazio Serie A 15 2 0 0 0 0 15 2
2006–07 29 6 0 0 0 0 29 6
2007–08 24 3 5 0 4 0 33 3
2008–09 26 1 5 2 0 0 31 3
2009–10 35 3 4 0 6 1 45 4
2010–11 29 6 1 0 0 0 30 6
2011–12 16 4 0 0 3 1 19 5
2012–13 26 3 4 1 6 0 36 4
2013–14 12 4 0 0 0 0 12 4
2014–15 29 9 2 0 0 0 31 9
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Lazio 241 41 21 3 19 2 278 46
Career total 448 75 35 7 28 3 498 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mauri ban extended to nine months". football-italia.net. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lazio skipper Mauri set for February return". fourfourtwo.com. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "La S.S Lazio e Stefano Mauri ancora insieme" (in Italian). SS Lazio. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Official: Mauri back at Lazio". football-italia.net. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lazio captain arrested in match-fixing investigation". BBC Sport. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Italy - S. Mauri". soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 

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