Massimo Ambrosini


* Senior club performances and goals counted for the local league just and correct by 10:40, 27 March 2014 (UTC). Massimo Ambrosini (given birth to 29 Might 1977 in Pesaro, Marche) is a ex – Italian professional footballer, who have mainly played being a defensive midfielder. At membership level, he’s mainly known for his effective period at Italian group A.C. Milan, where he spent eighteen many years of his profession, winning several game titles, as well as captained the medial side from 2009 to 2013, following pension of Paolo Maldini. Ambrosini retired from professional soccer in 2014, after a time of year with Fiorentina. At worldwide level, he displayed Italy in the 2000 Summer time Olympics, and in two UEFA Western Championships, earning a runners-up medal at UEFA Euro 2000. He currently functions as a pundit and soccer commentator for Sky Sports activities.

Club career


Ambrosini began his profession with Cesena and graduated with their initial team at age 17 through the 1994–95 time of year. Milan trainer Fabio Capello after that won the competition to indication him the next yr, and despite facing hard competition to break right into the all-star Milan part, Ambrosini was presented with a small number of video games as the group romped towards the Serie A tournament. Only utilized marginally even more in 1996–97, Ambrosini was delivered on mortgage to Vicenza, where he was an integral person in the group that successfully conserved their Serie A position. He also reached the semi-final of UEFA Glass Winners' Glass with Vicenza.Recalled towards the San Siro, Ambrosini finally produced a first-team place his very own as Milan earned back again the Serie A championship in 1999. A normal the next term, then noticed his chances tied to a troublesome leg injury before time for full fitness to greatly help Milan earn the Coppa Italia (credit scoring within a 4–1 earn in the initial calf) and UEFA Champions Group through the 2002–03 period, where he changed Rui Costa in the 87th minute at Aged Trafford.In 2003–04, although struggling to establish himself being a first-team starter because of some niggling injuries and a lack of form, Ambrosini produced 20 Serie A appearances – predominantly being a replacement – and scored 1 objective as Milan captured their 17th Serie A tournament. In March 2005, he restored his agreement to June 2008.In 2004–05, he struggled to break right into Milan initial team, making just produced 22 Serie A appearances and scoring one goal. It really is his late objective, however, that got Milan towards the UEFA Champions Group last. With Milan shedding 2–0, a scoreline which could have delivered the match to more time as Milan defeated PSV using the same rating in the San Siro, Ambrosini obtained a header in second fifty percent injury time for you to provide the rating to 2–1 and present Milan the 3–2 aggregate lead. PSV instantly responded with an objective of their personal to connect the aggregate rating at 3–3, but Milan advanced to the ultimate on the aside goals guideline. Ambrosini, however, skipped the ultimate in Istanbul with another damage as Milan had been defeated on fines by Liverpool.In 2005–06, he again suffered some injuries which limited him to simply 13 Serie A appearances and one goal, thus building him away of contention for the Italian squad for the 2006 FIFA World Glass in Germany.In 2006–07, Ambrosini fully recovered from his injury. He had not been an instantaneous first-team choice, but carrying out a series of spectacular performances, he ultimately managed to get and pressured Carlo Ancelotti to improve his development from 4–3–1–2 to 4–3–2–1 (on the other hand, 4–4–1–1). He offers obtained two decisive goals from his mind in Serie A competition against Sampdoria and Atalanta. He was also an integral member to Milan's triumph over Bayern Munich and Manchester United in the UEFA Champions Little league, balancing the overall game for Milan through his eyesight and leadership abilities. It had been also his eyesight that guaranteed Milan a location in the ultimate. Having taken the ball from Manchester United, Ambrosini instantly passed to a free of charge Alberto Gilardino. Gilardino obtained to create it 3–0, therefore ending United's wish of earning the trophy.Ambrosini originally designed to keep Milan because of insufficient first-team choice, but changed his brain following the Champions Little league semi-final against Manchester United. He restored his agreement with Milan until 2010. Soon after, he were only available in the final from the 2006–07 Champions Little league and played a solid video game in Milan's 2–1 make an impression on Liverpool. In Paolo Maldini's lack, Ambrosini was once more the stand-in captain for the Western Super Cup Last against UEFA Glass winners Sevilla FC, which Milan earned 3–1.Ambrosini was Milan captain in the lack of Paolo Maldini through the entire 2007–08 advertising campaign. In this advertising campaign, Ambrosini have scored four goals. He have scored decisive goals against Palermo and Empoli, and performed very well in the house leg from the Milan derby against Internazionale on 4 Might 2008, establishing the second objective for teammate Kaká and investing in an excellent efficiency throughout the video game, which Milan earned 2–1. Sadly, despite earning 4–1 against Udinese on the ultimate day of the growing season, Milan could just finish 5th and be eligible for the 2008–09 UEFA Glass.Through the 2008–09 advertising campaign, Ambrosini was once more a normal fixture in the Milan beginning lineup, producing 26 appearances in the team's Serie A advertising campaign. Throughout a pre-season friendly competition against Juventus, Ambrosini was called Man from the Match as he netted double to protected a Milan success. His second objective was an excellent effort in to the roofing of the web, past a bewildered Alex Manninger.This year was also memorable for him as he previously maintained a season total of eight goals (one in the UEFA Cup), a lot more than he has scored in virtually any season in his career with Milan. The goals included an excellent header off David Beckham's free of charge kick against Lazio, and a well-placed objective within a 5–1 make an impression on Torino. Ambrosini also have scored his initial brace within a competitive fixture within a 3–2 reduction to Roma during Paolo Maldini's last home video game, and received a position ovation from the house crowd despite becoming sent off from the referee for another yellowish card.On 6 July 2009, as the Milan group reunited for pre-season teaching, Ambrosini was officially named golf club captain, inheriting the armband from Paolo Maldini. On 8 Sept 2009, he added yet another 12 months to his current agreement to 2011. He received the Serie A name in 2010–11 time of year with three video games at hand, edging out town competitors Internazionale. On 19 Might 2011, he authorized a fresh, one-year contract. Following the unsatisfactory second-place surface finish in the 2011–12 period as well as the departure of fellow group greats Filippo Inzaghi, Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso, and Clarence Seedorf, Ambrosini was reported to be turning over his future using the membership, but Adriano Galliani could convince Massimo to indication another one-year offer and keep on to become the captain for Milan for the 2012–13 time of year. Milan eventually completed the growing season in third behind champions Juventus and runners-up Napoli, securing Champions Little league football for another season.On 11 June 2013 A.C. Milan CEO Adriano Galliani verified that Ambrosini would keep once his agreement expired, closing an eighteen-year stick with the golf club. Riccardo Montolivo was later on verified as the club's fresh captain.


On 4 July 2013 Fiorentina confirmed on the official internet site that that they had won the competition to indication Ambrosini on the one-year deal, conquering Western world Ham United who had been also seeking to indication him. He produced 30 performances for Fiorentina in his initial period with La Viola, assisting the membership to fourth put in place Serie A. Massimo Ambrosini would announce on 21 May 2014 that he'd be departing Fiorentina after one period.

International career

Ambrosini made his senior international debut on 28 Apr 1999 against Croatia, under supervisor Dino Zoff, and was area of the Italian squad in UEFA Euro 2000, which ended with an appearance as an alternative in the ultimate reduction to reigning Globe champions France following David Trezeguet's golden objective; he also displayed Italy in the 2000 Summer time Olympics under Marco Tardelli later on that 12 months, where Italy had been removed in the quarter-finals by eventual finalists Spain. Ambrosini was unavailable for selection for the 2002 FIFA Globe Glass finals under Giovanni Trapattoni because of injury, and failed to break right into the squad for the UEFA Euro 2004 finals. Under following supervisor Marcello Lippi, he was also excluded from your national part and had not been known as up for the 2006 FIFA Globe Glass, which Italy continued to win.On 16 August 2006, Ambrosini earned his 23rd cover for Italy after nearly 2 yrs of absence from your squad inside a 2–0 friendly house beat to Croatia; because of this match, he was presented with the captain's armband by trainer Roberto Donadoni in the lack of regular contenders for the armband. He was after that called up from the nationwide side's supervisor to Italy's squad for UEFA Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland, showing up in every four of his nation's fits throughout the competition, as Italy had been removed in the quarter-finals from the competition by eventual champions Spain, carrying out a charges shootout. After Donadoni's dismissal, nevertheless, Lippi was place back charge, and Ambrosini was no more known as up for Italy, despite investing in fighting shows for Milan. Altogether he produced 35 looks for Italy.

Style of play

A physically solid, tenacious, energetic, and hardworking box-to-box, central, or defensive midfielder, with an array of abilities, Ambrosini was reputable for his ability in the surroundings, and was with the capacity of being truly a goal-threat, specifically from set-pieces, because of his elevation, elevation, capability to produce attacking incurs the region, and his proceeding accuracy, aswell as his powerful stunning ability from length, which also led supervisor Carlo Ancelotti to deploy him being a center forward sometimes. Throughout his profession, he stood out for his command, aswell as his strength, versatility, tactical cleverness, and intense tackling. Although Ambrosini mainly served being a ball champion, he was also known for his capability to begin attacking takes on after winning back again possession, thanks to his eyesight and moving range, despite his insufficient notable technical abilities. Despite his capability like a midfielder, he frequently struggled with accidental injuries throughout his profession.

Personal life

Massimo Ambrosini is married for an Italian girl, Paola Ambrosini. Ambrosini provides two children along with his wife, his kid Federico Ambrosini was created on 11 Might 2009, and his little girl Angelica Ambrosini was created on 21 November 2011.

Career statistics


By 27 March 2014 Membership statistics Club Period League Glass Continental Other Total Department Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Cesena 1994–95 Serie B 25 1 2 0 — — 27 1 Total 25 1 2 0 — — 27 1 Vicenza (mortgage) 1997–98 Serie A 27 1 1 0 — 6 0 34 1 Total 27 1 1 1 — 6 0 34 1 Milan 1995–96 Serie A 7 0 4 0 3 0 — 14 0 1996–97 Serie A 11 0 3 0 4 0 — 18 0 1998–99 Serie A 26 1 3 0 — — 29 1 1999–2000 Serie A 29 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 36 2 2000–01 Serie A 16 3 3 1 7 0 — 26 4 2001–02 Serie A 9 3 1 0 3 0 — 13 3 2002–03 Serie A 21 1 3 1 13 0 — 37 2 2003–04 Serie A 20 1 3 1 6 0 3 0 32 2 2004–05 Serie A 22 1 4 2 11 1 1 0 38 4 2005–06 Serie A 13 1 1 0 4 0 — 18 1 2006–07 Serie A 19 2 3 0 12 0 — 34 2 2007–08 Serie A 33 4 0 0 7 0 3 0 43 4 2008–09 Serie A 28 7 0 0 5 1 — 33 8 2009–10 Serie A 30 1 1 0 8 0 — 39 1 2010–11 Serie A 18 1 1 0 4 0 — 23 1 2011–12 Serie A 22 1 2 0 6 0 1 0 31 1 2012–13 Serie A 20 0 1 0 4 0 — 25 0 Total 344 29 37 5 99 2 9 0 489 36 Fiorentina 2013–14 Serie A 21 0 1 0 8 1 — 30 1 Total 21 0 1 0 8 1 — 30 1 Profession total 417 31 41 5 107 3 15 0 580 39 ^ Performances in FIFA Membership World Glass ^ Performances in UEFA Europa Group ^ Looks in UEFA Champions Little league ^ Looks in Italian Supercup


Italy nationwide team Year Apps Goals 1999 1 0 2000 7 0 2001 0 0 2002 6 0 2003 5 0 2004 3 0 2005 0 0 2006 1 0 2007 6 0 2008 6 0 Total 35 0



Milan Serie A (4): 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2010–11 Coppa Italia (1): 2002–03 Supercoppa Italiana (2): 2004, 2011 UEFA Champions Little league (2): 2002–03, 2006–07 UEFA Super Glass (2): 2003, 2007 FIFA Golf club World Glass (1): 2007


Italy nationwide team UEFA Western Football Tournament Runner-Up: 2000


A.C. Milan Hall of Fame


5th Course / Knight: Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana: (2000)