(born 11 February 1982) is an Italian football defender
who currently plays for Serie A
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. At the end of season he was sold to Napoli
for €8 million.
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.
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