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Massimo Ambrosini

Massimo Ambrosini (born 29 May 1977 in Pesaro, Marche) is an Italian people Professional sports Association football Association football who plays as a Association_football_positions Midfielder_.28MF.29 and is the Captain (association football) of Serie A club A.C. Milan. Massimo Ambrosini is well known for Massimo Ambrosini aerial ability and Tackle_(football_move) Association_football.

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Massimo Ambrosini (born 29 May 1977 in Pesaro, Marche) is an Italian people Professional sports Association football Association football who plays as a Association_football_positions Midfielder_.28MF.29 and is the Captain (association football) of Serie A club A.C. Milan. Massimo Ambrosini is well known for Massimo Ambrosini aerial ability and Tackle_(football_move) Association_football.

Club career

Ambrosini began Massimo Ambrosini career with A.C. Cesena and graduated to their first team at the age of 17 during the 1994–95 season. Milan coach Fabio Capello then won the race to sign Massimo Ambrosini the following year, and despite facing tough competition to break into the all-star Milan side, Ambrosini was given a handful of games as the team romped to the Serie A championship. Only used marginally more in 1996–97, Ambrosini was sent on Loan (sports) to Vicenza Calcio, where Massimo Ambrosini was a key member of the team that successfully preserved their Serie A status. Recalled to the San Siro, Ambrosini at last made a first-team place Massimo Ambrosini own as Milan won back the Serie A championship in 1999. A regular the following term, Massimo Ambrosini then saw Massimo Ambrosini chances limited by a troublesome knee injury before returning to full Physical fitness to help Milan win the Coppa Italia and UEFA Champions League, where Massimo Ambrosini replaced Rui Costa in the 87th minute at Old Trafford (football).

In 2003–04, although unable to establish himself as a first-team starter due to a series of niggling Sports injury and a loss of Form (exercise), Ambrosini made 20 Serie A appearances – predominantly as a Substitute (association football) – and scored one Goal (sport) as Milan captured their 17th Serie A championship. In March 2005, Massimo Ambrosini renewed Massimo Ambrosini contract at the San Siro, committing himself until June 2008.

In 2004–05, Massimo Ambrosini struggled to break into Milan first team, and only made 22 Serie A appearances, scoring one goal. However, it is Massimo Ambrosini late goal that took Milan to the UEFA Champions League final. With Milan losing 2–0, a scoreline which would have sent the match to Extra_time Association_football as Milan defeated PSV Eindhoven with the same score in the San Siro, Ambrosini scored a header in second half injury time to bring the score to 2–1 and give Milan the 3–2 Two-legged match lead. PSV immedeately responded with a goal of their own to tie the aggregate score at 3–3, but Milan advanced to the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final on the away goals rule. However, Ambrosini missed the final in Istanbul with yet another Sports injury as Milan were defeated on Penalty shoot-out (association football) by Liverpool F.C..

In 2005–06, Massimo Ambrosini again suffered a series of Sports injury which limited Massimo Ambrosini to just 13 Serie A appearances and one goal, thus making Massimo Ambrosini out of contention for Italy national football team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

In 2006–07, Ambrosini fully recovered from Massimo Ambrosini Sports injury. Massimo Ambrosini was not an immediate first-team choice, but following a series of stunning performances, Massimo Ambrosini eventually made it and forced Carlo Ancelotti to change Massimo Ambrosini formation from Formation_(association_football) 4-3-1-2 to Formation_(association_football) 4.E2.80.933.E2.80.932.E2.80.931_.28the_.22Christmas_Tree.22_formation.29 (alternatively, Formation_(association_football) 4.E2.80.934.E2.80.931.E2.80.931). Massimo Ambrosini has scored two decisive goals from Massimo Ambrosini head in Serie A, against Sampdoria and Atalanta B.C. Massimo Ambrosini was also a key member to Milan's victory over Bayern Munich and Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League, balancing the game for Milan through Massimo Ambrosini vision and leadership skills. It was also Massimo Ambrosini vision that ensured Milan a place in the final. Having stolen the ball from Manchester United, Ambrosini immediately Passing (association football) to a free Alberto Gilardino. Gilardino scored to make it 3–0, thus ending United's hope of winning the trophy.

Ambrosini originally intended to join Fiorentina due to lack of first-team choice, but changed Massimo Ambrosini mind after the Champions League semifinal against Manchester United. Massimo Ambrosini renewed Massimo Ambrosini contract with Milan until 2010. Shortly after, Massimo Ambrosini started in the final of the 2006–07 Champions League and played a strong game in Milan's 2–1 win over Liverpool F.C..
In Paolo Maldini absence, Ambrosini was once again the Captain_(association_football) Vice-captain for the European Super Cup against UEFA Cup winners Sevilla, which Milan won 3–1.

Ambrosini was Milan captain in the absence of Paolo Maldini throughout the A.C. Milan 2007-08 campaign. In this campaign, Ambrosini scored four goals. Massimo Ambrosini scored decisive goals against U.S. Città di Palermo and Empoli F.C., and played very well in the home leg of the Derby della Madonnina against F.C. Internazionale Milano on 4 May 2008, setting up the second goal for team-mate Kaka and putting in an excellent performance throughout the game, which Milan won 2–1. Unfortunately, despite winning 4–1 against Udinese Calcio on the final day of the season, Milan could only finish fifth and qualify for the UEFA Cup 2008-09.

During the 2008–2009 campaign, Ambrosini was once again a regular fixture in the Milan starting lineup, making 26 appearances in the team's Serie A campaign. During a Pre-season Preseason Exhibition game tournament against Juventus, Ambrosini was the Man of the match as Massimo Ambrosini Score (game) twice to secure a Milan victory. Massimo Ambrosini second goal was a superb effort into the roof of the net, past a bewildered Alex Manninger.

This season was also memorable for Massimo Ambrosini as Massimo Ambrosini had managed a season total of 8 goals (1 in the UEFA Cup), more than Massimo Ambrosini has scored in any season in Massimo Ambrosini career with Milan. The goals included a brilliant header off David Beckham's Indirect free kick against S.S. Lazio, and a well-placed goal in a 5–1 win over Torino FC. Ambrosini also scored Massimo Ambrosini first brace in a competitive fixture in a 3–2 loss to AS Roma during Paolo Maldini's final home game, and received a standing ovation from the home crowd despite being Sent_off Association_football by the Referee (association football) for a second Yellow_card_(sports) Yellow_card.

On 6 July 2009, as the Milan team reunited for Pre-season Preseason training, Ambrosini was officially named Captain_(association_football) Club_captain, inheriting the armband from Paolo Maldini. On 8 September 2009, Massimo Ambrosini added one more year to Massimo Ambrosini current contract to 2011. Massimo Ambrosini won Serie A title in 2010-11 season with 3 more games to play. On 19 May 2011, Massimo Ambrosini signed a new 1-year contract.

International career

Ambrosini made Massimo Ambrosini international debut in April 1999 against Croatia national football team and was part of the Italy national football team at the 2000 Summer Olympics and at 2000 UEFA European Football Championship, which ended with an appearance as a Substitute (association football) in the final loss to France national football team. Ambrosini was unavailable for selection for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals through Sports injury and then failed to break into the squad for the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship finals.

On 16 August 2006, Ambrosini earned Massimo Ambrosini 23rd cap for Italy after almost 2 years of absence from the Italy national football team. For this match, Massimo Ambrosini was given the captain's armband by coach Roberto Donadoni in the absence of regular contenders for the armband.

Massimo Ambrosini was called up to Italy's squad for Euro 2008, but has not been called up since Marcello Lippi was put back in charge, despite putting in battling displays for Massimo Ambrosini club.

Honours

Club

Milan:
- Serie A: Serie A 1995-96, Serie A 1998-99, Serie A 2003-04, Serie A 2010-11
- Coppa Italia: 2002-03 Coppa Italia
- Supercoppa Italiana: 2004 Supercoppa Italiana, 2011 Supercoppa Italiana
- UEFA Champions League: 2003 UEFA Champions League Final, 2007 UEFA Champions League Final
- UEFA Super Cup: 2003 UEFA Super Cup, 2007 UEFA Super Cup
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2007 FIFA Club World Cup

National team

Italy national football team:
- UEFA European Football Championship Runner-Up: UEFA Euro 2000

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massimo_Ambrosini

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