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Enzo Maresca
Personal information
Date of birth 10 February 1980 (1980-02-10) (age 30)
Place of birth    Pontecagnano Faiano, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Olympiacos
Number 25
Youth career
1991–1994
1994–1998
A.C. Milan
Cagliari
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1998–2000
2000–2002
2000–2001
2002–2003
2003–2004
2004–2005
2005–2009
2009-
West Bromwich Albion
Juventus
Bologna FC (loan)
Piacenza
Juventus
Fiorentina
Sevilla FC
Olympiacos
47 0(5)
17 0(1)
23 0(0)
31 0(9)
20 0(3)
25 0(5)
96 (13)
140(3)   
National team2
1995
1995
1998
1998–1999
1999–2000
2000–2002
Italy U15
Italy U16
Italy U17
Italy U18
Italy U20
Italy U21
05 0(0)
01 0(0)
01 0(1)
12 0(4)
11 0(6)
15 0(2)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 2 November 2008.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 11 May 2006.
* Appearances (Goals)

Enzo Maresca (born 10 February 1980) is an Italian professional footballer, who currently plays for Greek champions Olympiacos FC.

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Club career

Youth career

Maresca started playing youth football at A.C. Milan, before joining Cagliari Calcio. He got his senior debut with English club West Bromwich Albion in 1998, where he played for two seasons.

Juventus

He moved back to Italy and joined Juventus FC in January 2000, at the age of 19, in a transfer deal worth 4.3 million Pound sterling, a club record sale for Albion.[1]

Despite showcasing a high level of promise in his Juventus career, he was, along with fellow young teammates, loaned out to various clubs. He was loaned to Bologna FC in October 2000, where he spent the remaining part of the 2000-01 season.

Maresca joined Piacenza in summer 2002 in co-ownershp deal, who bought joint ownership of Maresca. As Piacenza were relegated, Juventus back the 50% registration rightsfrom Piacenza for € 2.6 million.[2]

As a Juventus player, he never really got a chance. He is remembered for the time he scored a goal against Juve's intercity rivals Torino Calcio, and celebrated by imitating a bull, the Torino symbol.

Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina signed Maresca along with Miccoli and Chiellini for €13M, which Juventus still holds half of registration rights. Maresca himself was tagged for €2.5M for joint-ownership.

At the end of season, Fiorentina only able to finish on top of relegated team, and Juventus bought back all three for €6.7M in blind auction between the clubs.[3]

Sevilla

In August 2005, he moved from Juventus to join Sevilla FC in Spain, for a transfer fee of € 2.5 million.[4] At Sevilla, he quickly emerged as a key player in midfield, crowning his debut season by capturing the UEFA Cup 2005-06 trophy, scoring two goals and being named Man of the Match in the final as Sevilla swept aside Middlesbrough 4-0 . He was also influential in their successful defence of their title in 2007 when they beat Catalan side Espanyol.[5] Maresca donated the €10.000 Man of the Match prize money to the San Juan de Dios hospital in Seville.[6]

Olympiacos

On the July 13, 2009, Maresca transferred to Olympiacos FC in 3-year deal.[7] He made his first Official Debut for Olympiacos against Slovan Bratislava and scored a close header in the second leg at home. Maresca scored again for Olympiacos FC in his first League match against AEL 1964 FC.

International career

Since 1995, Maresca has represented various youth national teams.[8] He was selected for the Italy national under-20 football team in the 2000 Toulon Tournament. He also finished runner-up with Italy U18 at 1999 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship. He missed the 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship final due to injury.[9]

Honors

Sevilla

Juventus F.C.

References

External links


Simple English

Enzo Maresca
Personal information
Full name Enzo Maresca
Date of birth 10 February 1980 (1980-02-10) (age 31)
Place of birth    Pontecagnano Faiano, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Olympiacos
Number 25
Senior clubs
Years Club
1998-2000
2000-2002
2000-2001
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2009
2009-
West Bromwich Albion
Juventus
Bologna (loan)
Piacenza
Juventus
Fiorentina
Sevilla
Olympiacos

Enzo Maresca (born 10 February 1980) is an Italian football player. He plays for Olympiacos.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1998/99West Bromwich AlbionFirst Division222-222
1999/001931000-203
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
2000/01JuventusSerie A1000-0010
2000/01BolognaSerie A23000--230
2001/02JuventusSerie A16141-80282
2002/03PiacenzaSerie A31900--319
2003/04JuventusSerie A20370-21294
2004/05FiorentinaSerie A25631--287
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga EuropeTotal
2005/06SevillaLa Liga29820-1134211
2006/0725271-83406
2007/0821140-50301
2008/0921231-50293
GreeceLeague Greek Football Cup Greek League Cup EuropeTotal
2009/10OlympiacosSuper League
CountryEngland 4151000-425
Italy 11619141-10114021
Spain 9613162-29614121
Greece 0000000000
Total 253373130039732347

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