| Marco Paulo Negri|
| (1970-10-27) October 27, 1970 (age 45)|
Marco Negri (born 27 October 1970, in Milan) is a retired Italian footballer who played as a striker for Cosenza, Perugia, Rangers, Bologna and Livorno.
Rangers manager Walter Smith signed Negri from Perugia for £3.5 million in 1997. He was rewarded with instant success, as Negri scored 23 goals in his first ten league games. His low-key celebrations were noteworthy - often he felt the need only to exchange a handshake with other players and showed little exuberance.
Negri easily topped the goal charts in that first campaign, with 32 league strikes. His scoring run was brought to an end on suffering a serious eye injury, attributed to a squash match with Sergio Porrini. Back training after his eye injury, Negri suffered from further injuries. After that first season Negri only played three more first team games, and he sat out the whole of one campaign. Rangers then loaned him to Vicenza and the striker returned to Ibrox injured. Eventually he was sold to Bologna, in February 2001.
After his time with Bologna, Negri dropped down into Serie B with Livorno but they released him after a few months. In 2004, the player had a trial at Derby County, although he wasn't offered a contract.
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