(born 16 April 1972 in Arzignano
) is a former Italian football
. He could either play as a central defender
or a right back
A youth player at Brescia Calcio
, Negro joined Bologna F.C. 1909
in 1990, and had his Serie A
debut against Genoa C.F.C.
on 28 October, amassing over 50 overall appearances in his first two professional seasons.
After a quick return with Brescia, he then went on to have a 12-year stint with Rome
's S.S. Lazio
. Scored an own goal
in a December 17, 2000 derby
against A.S. Roma
, which eventually lifted the scudetto
(the previous year, Negro had helped Lazio win it
Having joined A.C. Siena
in 2005, Negro scored a dramatic 85th-minute goal to defeat former side Lazio 2–1 on the final day of the 2006–07 season
; without it, Siena would have been relegated to the second division
, instead of A.C. Chievo
. He appeared a further 50 times in the league in two campaigns, for a total of 363.
In August 2008, almost one year after retiring, 36-year old Negro underwent a trial at Serie B
club Modena FC
, but nothing came of it.
On November 16, 1994, Negro made his debut for the Italian national team
, in a match against Croatia
for the Euro 1996 qualifiers
(1–2 home loss). He received a total of eight caps with the azzurri
, and was selected in the squad for the 2000 European Football Championship
, where the nation finished second.
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