Happy Birthday to Massimo Oddo who is 43 today!All the best to the 2006 World Cup winner who made 34 Italy appearances and scored one goal
Friday, June 14, 2019
Massimo Oddo was born on 14 June 1976. He developed at the Renato Curi youth system before moving to AC Milan but his first professional appearances were made in Serie C1 for Fiorenzuola. After moving around the likes of Monza, Prato, Lecco and Napoli, he made his Serie A debut for Hellas Verona in 2000 before establishing himself as one of the best full-backs in the league. He then moved to Lazio, AC Milan, Bayern Munich before his playing career came to a close at Lecce. For Italy, he made his debut at the age of 26 on 21 August 2002 in a friendly against Slovenia. He played at EURO 2004 under Trapattoni and was part of Lippi’s side that won the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The same year, he scored his first goal for the Azzurri on 7 October in a 2-0 win over Ukraine. On 6 February 2008, Oddo played his last game for Italy against Portugal and it was his 34th international cap.