Massimo Gazzoli

Massimo Gazzoli
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-07-17) 17 July 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth Viareggio, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995โ€“2000 Empoli 8 (0)
1997โ€“1998 โ†’ Biellese (loan) 34 (0)
1998โ€“1999 โ†’ Marsala (loan) 33 (0)
2000 Montevarchi 14 (0)
2000โ€“2001 Empoli 0 (0)
2000โ€“2001 โ†’ Pisa (loan) 28 (0)
2001โ€“2003 Lucchese 66 (0)
2003โ€“2006 Genoa 50 (0)
2006โ€“2007 Massese 27 (0)
2007โ€“2008 Lucchese 30 (0)
2008โ€“2010 Lumezzane 59 (0)
2010โ€“2012 Carrarese 35 (0)
2012โ€“2014 Viareggio 68 (0)
2014 Lumezzane 13 (0)
2015โ€“ Prato 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Massimo Gazzoli (born 17 July 1975) is a former Italian football goalkeeper.


Empoli and early career

Born in Viareggio, the Province of Lucca, Tuscany, Gazzoli started his career at Tuscany club Empoli. He left for Serie C teams Biellese and Marsala before returning to Empoli and playing 8 Serie B games. In January 2000 he left for Montevarchi in co-ownership deal. He returned to Empoli in mid-2000, but soon he was loaned to Pisa.


In mid-2001, he left for home province club Lucchese in another co-ownership deal and in June 2002 the club bought the remaining 50% registration rights. The team entered 2001โ€“02 Serie C1 promotion playoffs but lost to Triestina in the finals, after extra time.[1][2][3][4] However, in the next season the team only able to remain in Serie C1 by winning Alzano Virescit in the relegation "play-out".


In mid-2003 he was signed by Serie B club Genoa, where he was the first choice keeper ahead of Nicola Barasso. In January 2004, new signing Alessio Scarpi became the new keeper. Gazzoli won 2004โ€“05 Serie B, but due to match fixing scandal, Genoa relegated. Gazzoli returned to starting XI, played 20 league games. The team finished as the runner-up of 2005โ€“06 Serie C1 Group A. He became a surplus of the team after the signing of Rubinho. On 13 September 2006 he left for Massese along with Nicola Silvestri.[5]

Return to Lega Pro

On 3 July 2007 he returned to Lucca once again. He replaced departed Alex Brunner, ahead Mathieu Moreau and Paolo Castelli. At the end of season Lucchese bankrupted, Gazzoli once again became free agent. He joined Lumezzane in July 2008, replacing departed Davide Zomer.[6] He played 59 league matches, only missed a few and played by Roberto Zaina and Matteo Trini.

In August 2010 he was signed by Carrarese.[7] At the end of the season he was offered a new 1-year contract.[8] Despite the arrival of Timothy Nocchi, Gazzoli remained as the starting goalkeeper until round 8.

On 20 January 2012 Gazzoli was sold to Viareggio, his hometown club.[9][10] He suppressed Mirko Ranieri as the first choice keeper.



  1. ^ "Lucchese, la finale in tasca Treviso-Lucchese 0-1" (require login). L:a Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 20 May 2002. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Triestina, sofferenza finale" (require login). La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 27 May 2002. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Baรน raddoppia, Trieste vola" (require login). La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 3 June 2002. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Triestina, la B piรน incredibile" (require login). La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 10 June 2002. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Ufficiali le cessioni di Gazzoli e Silvestri". Genoa CFC (in Italian). 13 September 2006. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Lumezzane, Gazzoli e Chiecchi ad un passo". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 13 July 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Carrarese, con Vigiani arriverร  anche Gazzoli". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 9 August 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  8. ^ "ANZALONE e GAZZOLI RINNOVANO IL CONTRATTO". Carrarese Calcio (in Italian). 18 June 2011. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Calciomercato: al Viareggio Gazzoli e Martella" (in Italian). FC Esperia Viareggio. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  10. ^ "MASSIMO GAZZOLI CEDUTO AL VIAREGGIO" (in Italian). Carrarese Calcio. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.

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