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Massimo Marazzina

Full name  Massimo Marazzina
1993–1994  Inter
Career end  2010
Years  Team
Height  1.8 m

Playing position  Striker
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Pandino, Italy
Name  Massimo Marazzina
Position  Forward
Massimo Marazzina Bologna Football Club 1909 Scheda calciatore Massimo
Date of birth  (1974-07-16) 16 July 1974 (age 41)
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Massimo Marazzina (born 16 July 1974) is a retired Italian footballer who played as a striker.


Early years

Marazzina was born in Pandino, a city near Lodi in the Province of Cremona. He finished his football formation at F.C. Internazionale Milano, and made his Serie A debut on 27 February 1994, in a 0–2 away loss against A.C. Torino.

Subsequently, Marazzina moved to fellow first divisioner U.S. Foggia, suffering relegation in his first year, and played with the Apulia club one further season.


In 1996, Marazzina signed for A.C. Chievo Verona. In the 1999–2000 season, he scored sixteen goals for the Serie B club, one-third of the team's total. Noting his performances, first division team Reggina Calcio signed him in co-ownership deal; in the opening day of 2000–01, he scored his first topflight goal in a 2–1 home win against Inter, but his side was eventually relegated.

Marazzina returned to Chievo in 2001, scoring thirteen goals and helping the club finish in fifth place and qualify for the UEFA Cup; in September 2002, he signed a four-year extension of his contract.

In January 2003, 29-year-old Marazzina was loaned to A.S. Roma to replace Gabriel Batistuta, who had left for Inter. In July 2003, in the same predicament, he joined newly promoted U.C. Sampdoria, where he failed to be a regular starter, moving to Modena F.C. in January 2004, still on loan. He scored three goals during his four-month spell, but could not help prevent the Emilia–Romagna side from being relegated.


In July 2004, Marazzina signed for Torino, scoring sixteen goals to help the club finish third in division two, also winning the promotion playoffs against Ascoli Calcio 1898 and Perugia Calcio (where he netted in the second leg against the former and the first against the latter). However, the Turin outfit remained in its division because of its poor financial state, and all its players were allowed to leave for free, with the striker joining A.C. Siena in the top level.


In January 2006, Marazzina signed for Bologna F.C. 1909 in Serie B, scoring eight goals in half a season. In 2006–07, he netted 12, with Claudio Bellucci adding 19 (more than 50% of the club's total), but the team could only rank eighth. After Bellucci's departure in 2007, he became the most important offensive reference, with Brazilian Adaílton becoming his new "sidekick".

Bologna returned to the first division in 2007–08, with Marazzina scoring 23 times, third-best in the league. With the arrival of Marco Di Vaio, however, the 34-year-old lost his importance in the squad's rotation, only appearing in 27 matches in the following two years combined, and being released in June 2010.

International career

Marazzina made his debut for Italy on 13 February 2002, in a 1–0 friendly win over the United States, in Catania. He added two more caps in the same year, totalling three caps for Italy.


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