Max Vieri
Personal information
Full name Massimiliano Vieri
Date of birth (1978-09-01) 1 September 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Fiorentina (assistant youth coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Juventus 0 (0)
1997–1998Prato (loan) 15 (1)
1998–1999Fano (loan) 22 (5)
1999–2000 Brescello 30 (12)
2000–2003 Juventus 0 (0)
2000–2002Ancona (loan) 61 (21)
2002–2003Verona (loan) 27 (6)
2003–2004 Napoli 29 (5)
2004–2005 Ternana 18 (4)
2005–2006 Triestina 1 (0)
2006 Arezzo 7 (0)
2006–2007 Novara 29 (3)
2007–2008 Lecco 31 (7)
2008–2012 Prato 84 (19)
2013 Weymouth Wales 6 (0)
Total 360 (83)
National team
2004–2005 Australia 6 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Massimiliano Vieri (born 1 September 1978) is an Italian Australian former football (soccer) player who played as a striker.[1] He is in charge as assistant youth coach for Fiorentina Under-18.

Biography

Vieri is the son of player Roberto Vieri and brother of Italian star Christian Vieri.[2] He was born in Sydney where he grew up. In 1996 he and his family relocated to Italy.[3]

Club career

Vieri was sold to Brescello in co-ownership deal for 30 million lire (€15,494) in 1999.[4] In 2000 Juventus bought back Vieri for undisclosed fee (his brother Christian had also previously played for the club during the 1996–97 Serie A season). Vieri was loaned to Ancona for 100 million lire (€51,646) in 2000–01 season[5] and again in 2001–02 season.[6] In 2002 Vieri joined Verona as part of the deal of Mauro Camoranesi. Vieri's 50% registration rights was valued 1 billion lire at that time (€516,457). In June 2003 Juventus bought back Vieri for €516,457 and bought Camoranesi outright for €5 million. In July 2003 Vieri left for S.S.C. Napoli for €500,000.[7] In June 2004 Juventus gave up the player's remaining 50% registration rights.[2][8]

After leaving Napoli in 2004, he later had a season-long spell with Ternana, followed by half-season spells with Triestina and Arezzo. In July 2007, he was signed by Lecco, after spending the previous season with Novara.[9][10] After a season at the club, he joined Prato in 2008. In July 2012, he was released by the club.[2][9]

International career

Vieri made his international debut for Australia against Turkey in a friendly match in 2004. He received his final international call-up in 2005, totalling six appearances and no goals for his country.[2][8]

Post-playing career

In July 2017, he joined Empoli as assistant coach to Lamberto Zauli for the Primavera Under-19 youth team.[11]

In 2020, Vieri joined the youth coaching staff of Fiorentina as assistant to Renato Buso in charge of the Under-18 team.[12]

Career statistics

International

Source:[13]
Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 5 0
2005 1 0
Total 6 0

Honours

International

Australia

References

  1. ^ "Max Vieri Soccerway profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Amarcord: Eddy Baggio e Max Vieri, quando il cognome non basta per giocare in serie A" (in Italian). Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Roberto Vieri: Il primo emigrante". 11 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Relazioni e Bilancio al 30 Giugno 2000". Juventus FC (in Italian). Borsa Italiana Archive. 19 December 2000. Retrieved 24 March 2015. page 42, IMMOBILIZZAZIONI FINANZIARIE Compartecipazioni ex art. 102 bis N.O.I.F.
  5. ^ "Financial Statements as at 30 June 2001" (PDF). Juventus FC. 4 September 2001. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2002" (PDF). Juventus FC. 28 October 2002. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2004" (PDF). Juventus FC. 26 October 2004. Retrieved 14 May 2012. page 80, Players sharing ex art. 102 bis N.O.I.F.
  8. ^ a b "Oh brother, where art thou now? Vieri comes full circle". www.smh.com.au. 19 May 2004. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Massimiliano Vieri" (in Italian). www.tuttocalciatori.net. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Comunicato Stampa: Il Lecco ingaggia Massimiliano Vieri" (in Italian). www.aclecco.it. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Primavera verso il raduno, ecco lo staff. C'è Pugliesi come preparatore dei portieri" (in Italian). Empoli Channel. 29 July 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Under 18" (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 27 November 2020. Archived from the original on 27 November 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  13. ^ Max Vieri at National-Football-Teams.com