|Full Name : Christian Maggio
Date Of Birth: February 11, 1982
Place of Birth: Montecchio Maggiore, Italy
Height: 1.82 m (6ft 1in)
Position: Winger, Right back
Current Club: Napoli
National Debut: 2008
Caps: 15 (0)
Maggio began his career at Vicenza making his Serie A debut in the 2000-2001 season, finishing the campaign with six appearances. However, despite some success on a personal level, Vicenza were subsequently relegated to Serie B at the end of the season. Maggio stayed with Vicenza until 2003, making 38 appearances in total while managing to score just 1 goal.
In 2003, Maggio signed for A.C.F. Fiorentina. Maggio did not appear for Fiorentina until they were promoted from Serie B for the 2004-2005 season. Overall, Maggio played 56 games for The Viola, scoring 2 goals over a 4 year period.
However, it was not until Maggio signed for Sampdoria that he began to fulfill the potential he had shown when playing for Italy at youth level. Some very impressive performances during the 2007-2008 season resulted in nine goals from twenty-nine appearances. This brought him to the attention of many clubs in Italy and Europe and after feverent speculation in the Italian media, he signed for Napoli for a fee believed to be in the region of £10 million. Napoli
During his time at Napoli he has continued to perform consistently which resulted in him making his senior international debut against Greece on November 19 2008. His second appearance came nearly one year later on November 18 2009 against Sweden. As both of these matches were frienlies, he is yet to make a competitive appearance at senior level.
On the 24th of January 2009 Maggio scored a wonderful volley against Livorno. He took up a position near the corner of the penalty area as a long cross-field pass descended towards him. As this raking pass came across his body from his left shoulder he volleyed it first time, with great power, over the goalkeeper and the far top corner of the net.
Called by Marcello Lippi, he made his debut with the Italian national team on 19 November 2008, in a friendly match against Greece. He took part at the 2010 World Cup, where he played in the third group stage match, as the back up of Gianluca Zambrotta.
Under new head coach Cesare Prandelli he became a regular in the right back position.