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Daniele Massaro

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDaniele Emilio•Massaro
Used nameDaniele•Massaro
Born23 May 1961 in Monza, Monza e Brianza (ITA)
Measurements177 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsFiorentina, Firenze (ITA)
NOC(s) Italy

Biography

Striker Daniele Massaro is best remembered for the part he played in the successful A. C. Milan team of the late 1980s and 1990s under coaches Arrigo Sacchi and Fabio Capello, when Milan were Europe’s dominant club side. Massaro joined Milano from Fiorentina in 1986, after starting his career with his home-town club, Monza. He went on to win the Serie A title four times, 1988, 1992-94, and the Italian Super Cup three times 1990-91, 1995. Milano also won the European Cup/Champions’ League in 1990 and 1994; the UEFA Super Cup in 1990-91 and 1995; and the Intercontinental Cup in 1990. Not content with all those trophies, he went to play in the Japanese J League with Shimizu S-Pulse in 1995, after a loan period at Roma, and added to his collection of medals by winning the J League Cup in 1996.

Massaro played in all six matches in the 1984 Olympic tournament when Italy finished fourth. He had been a member of the 1982 FIFA World Cup squad, although he did not get to play. He was, however, in the team that reached the 1994 World Cup Final, won by Brazil on penalties. Massaro missed one of Italy’s penalties in the shoot-out. He won 15 senior caps, and was also captain of Italy’s national beach soccer team. After his playing days were over, Massaro had more time to fulfill his passion for playing golf. He also had a spell as a rally driver in the Italian Rally Division. He later joined his old club, A. C. Milan as a public relations manager.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1984 Summer Olympics Football (Football) Football, Men Olympic Italy 4 Representing Italy