Massimo Gobbi

Massimo Gobbi
Massimo Gobbi
Personal information
Date of birth 31 October 1980 (1980-10-31) (age 31)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Left back
Club information
Current club Parma
Number 18
Youth career
1995–1998 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Pro Sesto 6 (0)
1999–2004 Treviso 51 (5)
2001–2002 Giugliano (loan) 33 (5)
2002–2003 AlbinoLeffe (loan) 30 (7)
2004–2006 Cagliari 71 (5)
2006–2010 Fiorentina 81 (2)
2010– Parma 34 (0)
National team
2006 Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 16, 2006

Massimo Gobbi (born 31 October 1980) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A side Parma, either as a left back or a midfielder.


Club career

Born in Milan, he played youth football with local top-flight club Milan,[citation needed] before starting his senior career in fourth-tier Serie C2 club Pro Sesto in 1998. He moved to second-tier Serie B club Treviso in 1999, from where he was loaned out to Giugliano (Serie C2) and AlbinoLeffe (Serie C1). He returned to Treviso in 2003, where he got his breakthrough. He played 44 of 46 games for the club during the 2003–04 Serie B season, after which he moved to the newly-promoted club Cagliari Calcio in the top-flight Serie A championship.[1]

He made his Serie A debut on 12 September 2004, in Cagliari's 1–0 win over Bologna, and played 71 of Cagliari's 76 Serie A games over the next two seasons. In June 2006, he was bought back by Treviso but sold to Fiorentina along with Reginaldo on 24 June, and Treviso signed Gianni Guigou as part of the deal.[2] He scored his first goal for the Fiorentina against Juventus on 1 March 2007.

On 1 July 2010 he became a free agent,[3] before joining Parma on 18 August 2010.[4] Initially deployed in his natural role as a central midfielder, Gobbi's first season at the club saw him become a regular as a left-back from December 2010 onwards as a consequence of Luca Antonelli's January 2011 departure.

International career

Immediately after joining Fiorentina, Gobbi was called up for the Italian national football team.[5] He made his national team debut against Croatia on 16 August 2006, coming on as a substitute for Massimo Ambrosini in the 75th minute.


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