Height 1.88 m
Name Massimo Margiotta
|Date of birth (1977-07-27) 27 July 1977 (age 38)|
Number 29 (Frosinone Calcio / Forward)
Similar People Stefan Schwoch, Gilberto Angelucci, Alejandro Cichero
Place of birth Maracaibo, Venezuela
Massimo margiotta ospite del 12 torneo giovanile citt di solesino edizione 2013
Massimo Margiotta (born 27 July 1977) is a former Italian-Venezuelan footballer who played as a forward.
- Massimo margiotta ospite del 12 torneo giovanile citt di solesino edizione 2013
- Return to Vicenza
- International career
- Post retirement
Margiotta was signed by Vicenza in co-ownership deal with Udinese in mid-2001. In June 2002 Margiotta was bought outright by the Veneto club. In August 2003 he was loaned to Perugia but returned to January 2004. In August 2005 he left for Piacenza.
In July 2006 he left for Frosinone initially in temporary deal. In summer 2007 Margiotta joined the Lazio-based club outright for €50,000.
Margiotta admitted to be involved in a football gambling controversy in June 2007. He is being suspended for 4 months, has to serve community service and pay a fine of €10,000.
Return to Vicenza
On 21 August 2008 Margiotta returned to Vicenza.
In September 2010, he left for Barletta on free transfer, signed an annual contract. He was immediately included in starting XI, partnered with Giuseppe Caccavallo and Nicola Bellomo in a 4–3–2–1 formation. Coach Arcangelo Sciannimanico putted the original starter Paolo Carbonaro and Saveriano Infantino on the bench. Margiotta scored a late goal for Barletta after Foggia scored its second goal.
Born in Venezuela, Margiotta played for Italy at youth level and at Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics. In 2004 FIFA changed its rules to allow a footballer switch nation to be represented if he had multi-nationality. Originally targeted for player aged under 21, that year also accept any player to apply. Margiotta switched to Venezuela as he might have no chance to play for Italy. He collected 11 caps, 4 of them were friendlies.
Since retired in 2011, Margiotta became a staff of Vicenza youth system, as Responsabili dell'Attività di Base from 2011–12 season to 2013–14 season (along with Alberto Ciarelli), In 2014–15 season he replaced Stefano Umbro as Responsabile Attività Agonistic.
In July 2015, Margiotta (for 2 months), CEO Dario Cassingena, Antonio Mandato and coach Mauro Carretta were sanctioned by Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on transfer irregularity on the signing of youth player Domenico Ranalletta.