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Full name  Massimo Colomba
Name  Massimo Colomba
Date joined  2009
1995–1996  FC Richemond Fribourg
Current team  FC Basel
1993–1995  Villars-sur-Glane FC
Height  1.91 m
Playing position  Goalkeeper
Role  Footballer

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Date of birth  (1977-08-24) 24 August 1977 (age 38)
Place of birth  Villars-sur-Glane, Switzerland

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Massimo Colomba (born 24 August 1977 in Villars-sur-Glâne) is a Swiss footballer who played as goalkeeper. He is currently the goalkeeper coach of both FC Basel and the Swish U20 national team.

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Career

As a child Colomba played in the youth teams of his local side FC Villars-sur-Glâne. In 1995, he moved to Fribourg and played one year for FC Richemond and one for FC Beauregard.

Colomba began his professional career with Neuchatel Xamax in 1997. He was their reserve goalkeeper for three years and first-choice keeper during the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons. At the beginning of the 2002-03 season he joined FC Aarau and was the club's first-choice goalkeeper. On 26 April 2003 he scored his first and only goal for Aarau in the match against FC St. Gallen. He played in Aarau until the 2007/08 season. Because he was usurped by Ivan Benito he left the club at the end of the season and joined Grasshoppers Zürich as understudy to Eldin Jakupović.

On 16 June 2009, he joined FC Basel as reserve goalkeeper on a three-year contract. He made his debut for Basel in the 3–1 away defeat against his former club Grasshoppers on 16 August 2009. At the end of the 2009–10 Swiss Super League season Colomba won the Super League Championship title with Basel.

At the end of the 2011–12 season Colomba won his second Double, the League Championship title and the Swiss Cup with the club. On the 17 May 2012 it was announced on the FCB homepage that Colomba was to retire from active football, but would continue his career with the club as goalie trainer. In 2015, he also became the goalkeeper coach of the Swish U20 national team.

Titles and Honours

Basel

  • Swiss Super League champion: 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Swiss Cup winner: 2010 and 2012
  • Uhrencup winner: 2011
  • References

    Massimo Colomba Wikipedia


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