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Marco Materazzi

Marco Materazzi
 
Complete Name: Marco Materazzi
Nationality: Italian
Place of Birth: Lecce (Italy)
Date of Birth: 19/08/1973
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 82 kg
National Team: Italy
Current Club: Inter Milan (Italy)
Position: Defender
 

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Club career history

Messine (Italy), Marsala (Italy), Trapani (Italy), Perugia (Italy), Carpi (Italy), Perugia (Italy), Everton FC (England), Perugia (Italy), Inter Milan (Italy)
 

Honours

2005 Italian Cup winner (Inter Milan)
 

Biography

Marco Materazzi (born August 19, 1973 in Lecce) is an Italian football (soccer) defender, who currently plays for Serie A club Internazionale.

Known mostly (and perhaps infamous) for his aggressive playing style, Marco Materazzi was a late bloomer. He spent his early career in the lower divisions of Italian soccer, playing for Tor di Quinto (1991-92), Marsala (1993-94), and Trapani (1994-95). He joined Perugia, then in Serie B, for the first time in 1995, but spent a part of the 1996-97 season at Serie C's Capri, before coming back to Perugia. Materazzi then spent 1998-99 with England's Everton, before another stint with Perugia, now in the Serie A. After scoring 12 goals in the 2000-01 season, an Italian record for a defender, he signed with Inter. At Perugia, he was known for his accurate left-footed free kicks, but with so many good free kick takers at Inter, such as he never gets a chance to take one.

For Italy, Materazzi played at the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004. Materazzi is a significant part of the Inter defence and a key figure for them on the pitch. He has recently been provided with the opportunity to captain the side due to Javier Zanetti's injury.
 

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