Marco Materazzi

Date of birth19 August 1973
Place of birthLecce
NationalityItalian
Weight82 kg
Height1.93 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Materazzi started at junior clubs Marsala and Trapani before signing for Serie B side Perugia.

He could not break into the first team and went to Carpi.

His performances earned him a return to Perugia in the middle of the 1996-97 season.

Materazzi had a great season in 1997-98 and earned himself a move to Everton for £2.8million.

He failed to settle and moved back to Perugia after only one season.

After two seasons, he made a dream move to Inter Milan after turning down Juventus and Bayern Munich for £6million in the summer of 2001.

He made his international debut in April 2001 against South Africa.

Materazzi scored Italy's opening goal in a 2-0 win against Czech Republic to finish top of Group E in the 2006 World Cup finals.

He also scored Italy's goal in the 1-1 draw with France as Italy went on to win the World Cup Final on penalties.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Perugia 01 Jan 1997 01 Jul 1998
Internazionale 01 Jul 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Everton FA Cup 2
1
1
1998-99 Everton League Cup 4
1
3
1
1998-99 Everton Premier League 26
1
1
6
1
2000-01 Perugia Serie A 30
12
9
2
2001-02 Internazionale Serie A 23
1
10
2001-02 Internazionale UEFA Cup 8
1
2
2002-03 Internazionale Serie A 18
2
1
1
2002-03 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 13
2
2003-04 Internazionale Serie A 13
3
2
2003-04 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 4
1
2004-05 Internazionale Serie A 24
2
6
1
2004-05 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 1
2007-08 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 1
1
2009-10 Internazionale UEFA Champions League
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Aug 1998 Everton v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
22 Aug 1998 Leicester City v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
29 Aug 1998 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
08 Sep 1998 Nottingham Forest v Everton W 0-2 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Everton v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
15 Sep 1998 Huddersfield Town v Everton D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
19 Sep 1998 Middlesbrough v Everton D 2-2 Premier League
23 Sep 1998 Everton v Huddersfield Town W 2-1
Agg: 3-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
26 Sep 1998 Everton v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
03 Oct 1998 Wimbledon v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
24 Oct 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
28 Oct 1998 Middlesbrough v Everton W 2-3 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1998 Everton v Manchester United L 1-4 Premier League
08 Nov 1998 Arsenal v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
11 Nov 1998 Everton v Sunderland L 1-1 (4-5) League Cup 4th round
15 Nov 1998 Coventry City v Everton L 3-0 Premier League
28 Nov 1998 Charlton Athletic v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
05 Dec 1998 Everton v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
19 Dec 1998 West Ham United v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1998 Everton v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
18 Jan 1999 Aston Villa v Everton L 3-0 Premier League
23 Jan 1999 Everton v Ipswich Town W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1999 Everton v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 Premier League
17 Feb 1999 Everton v Middlesbrough W 5-0 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Leeds United v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
27 Feb 1999 Everton v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
07 Mar 1999 Newcastle United v Everton L 4-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
10 Mar 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
13 Mar 1999 Everton v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
21 Mar 1999 Manchester United v Everton L 3-1 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Liverpool v Everton L 3-2 Premier League
05 Apr 1999 Everton v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 Premier League
11 Apr 1999 Everton v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Italy FIFA World Cup
1
2000-01 Italy International Friendly 1
2001-02 Italy FIFA World Cup 1
1
2001-02 Italy International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Italy International Friendly 1
2003-04 Italy International Friendly 1
2
1
2003-04 Italy UEFA European Championship 1
1
2004-05 Italy FIFA World Cup 5
1
2004-05 Italy International Friendly 4
2005-06 Italy FIFA World Cup 4
1
2
1
2005-06 Italy International Friendly 2
3
2006-07 Italy International Friendly 1
2006-07 Italy UEFA European Championship 4
1
2007-08 Italy International Friendly 2
1
2007-08 Italy UEFA European Championship 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Apr 2001 Italy v South Africa W 1-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Georgia v Italy W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
05 Sep 2001 Italy v Morocco W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Oct 2001 Italy v Hungary W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
13 Feb 2002 Italy v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 England v Italy W 1-2 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Czech Republic v Italy L 1-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 2002 Italy v Croatia L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
21 Aug 2002 Italy v Slovenia L 0-1 International Friendly
12 Nov 2003 Poland v Italy L 3-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Italy v Spain D 1-1 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Tunisia v Italy W 0-4 International Friendly
22 Jun 2004 Italy v Bulgaria W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
18 Aug 2004 Iceland v Italy L 2-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Italy v Norway W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
08 Sep 2004 Moldova v Italy W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
13 Oct 2004 Italy v Belarus W 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
17 Nov 2004 Italy v Finland W 1-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Italy v Russia W 2-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Italy v Scotland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
30 Mar 2005 Italy v Iceland D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Norway v Italy D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
17 Aug 2005 Republic of Ireland v Italy W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Oct 2005 Italy v Moldova W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
16 Nov 2005 Italy v Ivory Coast D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Italy v Germany W 4-1 International Friendly
31 May 2006 Switzerland v Italy D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Italy v Ukraine D 0-0 International Friendly
22 Jun 2006 Czech Republic v Italy W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
26 Jun 2006 Italy v Australia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
04 Jul 2006 Germany v Italy W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
09 Jul 2006 Italy v France W 1-1 (5-3) FIFA World Cup Final
07 Oct 2006 Italy v Ukraine W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
11 Oct 2006 Georgia v Italy W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group B
15 Nov 2006 Italy v Turkey D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2007 Italy v Scotland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
02 Jun 2007 Faroe Islands v Italy W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group B
06 Jun 2007 Lithuania v Italy W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group B
22 Aug 2007 Hungary v Italy L 3-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Spain v Italy L 1-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Italy L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.