(born 10 February 1980) is an Italian footballer
, who currently plays for Málaga CF
in Spanish La Liga
Maresca started playing youth football at A.C. Milan
, before joining Cagliari
. He got his senior debut with English
club West Bromwich Albion
in 1998, where he played for two seasons.
He moved back to Italy and joined Juventus FC
in January 2000, at the age of 19, in a transfer deal
worth 4.3 million Pound sterling
, a club record sale for Albion.
Despite showcasing a high level of promise in his Juventus career, he was, along with fellow young teammates, loaned out
to various clubs. He was loaned to Bologna
in October 2000, where he spent the remaining part of the 2000–01 season.
Maresca joined Piacenza
in summer 2002 in co-ownershp
deal, who bought joint ownership of Maresca. As Piacenza were relegated
, Juventus back the 50% registration rightsfrom Piacenza for € 2.6 million.
As a Juventus player, he never really got a chance. He is remembered for the time he scored a goal against Juve's intercity rivals Torino
, and celebrated by imitating a bull, the Torino symbol.
signed Maresca along with Fabrizio Miccoli
and Giorgio Chiellini
for €13 million, which Juventus still holds half of registration rights. Maresca himself was tagged for €2.5 million for joint-ownership.
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