|Date of birth||26 April 1948|
|Place of birth||Naples, Italy|
|Date of death||17 October 2017(aged 69)|
|Place of death||Naples|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Striker, Right Winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Massa began his youth career with Flegrea, before joining local side Internapoli in 1965, whose home stadium was the Stadio Arturo Collana in the Vomero region of Naples. His performances caught the attention of Lazio, and he subsequently joined the club in 1966, remaining with the team until 1972, scoring 31 goals in 137 appearances and forming a notable offensive partnership with striker Giorgio Chinaglia, playing in a creative role; together, they helped the club obtain promotion to Serie A during the 1971–72 season, while Chinaglia finished the season as the league's top-scorer, largely thanks to Massa's assists.
His performances caught the attention of larger clubs, and he subsequently joined Inter, where he remained for two seasons, but failed to impress, and later joined Napoli ahead of the 1974–75 Serie A season. Under manager Luis Vinicio, he won a Coppa Italia with the club in 1976, and also reached the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup the following season. He left Napoli in 1978, to join Avellino, where he remained until 1981, before joining Campania in 1982, where he ultimately ended his career in 1984.
Style of playEdit
A mobile and diminutive winger, Massa was a traditional number 7, who was known in particular for his speed, technique, dribbling skills, and eye for goal, as well as his ability to create goalscoring opportunities for his teammates.
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