Former Italian footballer and manager, Marco Materazzi is best known as a centre back who spent ten years of his career with Internazionale. A career that spanned 24 years, Marco has established an incredible skillset within effective teamwork skills, leadership and achieving peak performance that he is able to relate to a variety of audiences from corporate to school and sporting organisations.
Laying down the foundations of his now decorated career with Lazio and the Messina Peloro youth team, Marco made his senior debut with Messina in 1990 before going on to make 12 appearances for Tor di Quinto between 1991 and 1993. His early career also saw him join low division Italian teams including Marsala, Trapani, Perugia and also was loaned to Carpi in 1996.
With teams including Everton and Internazionale within the ten clubs he has played for, Marco boasts achievements including being voted the Serie A Defender of the Year and contributing to Inter’s victory at the 2010 UEFA Champions League Final. As a footballer, he has made nearing 450 appearances with over 40 of them being for the Italian national team. He has also scored a staggering total of 57 goals and has even acted as a player-manager for his most recent team, Chennaiyin.
A pivotal player in Internazionale’s five consecutive victories within Serie A, four wins in the Supercoppa Italiana, their win at the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup and Italy’s success in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, it’s evident that Marco Materazzi has an incredible amount of experience and insightful anecdotes to tell as a speaker. Dubbed 45 in The Time’s list of 50 Hardest Footballers in History he can discuss how his mental resilience took him to become one of the most recognisable international footballers.
Most recently, Materazzi has gone from being player-manager to the first team manager of Indian Super League team, Chennaiyin. The man behind their 2015 league victory, he has been awarded titles including the CONI’s Golden Collar of Sports Merit and the Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana in 2006. A dynamic and direct speaker, Marco Materazzi is the ideal speaker to influence change within any organisation. With hilarious wit and engaging charm, he can leave audiences feeling empowered and with a brand new working mindset.
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