Marco Negri (born 27 October 1970) is an Italian former footballer who played as a striker for Udinese, Novara, Ternana, Cosenza, Perugia, Rangers, Vicenza, Cagliari, Bologna and Livorno.

Marco Negri
Personal information
Full name Marco Paulo Negri
Date of birth (1970-10-27) 27 October 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1982–1984 A.S.D. Unione Fincantieri Monfalcone
1984–1988 Udinese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Udinese 8 (0)
1989–1990Novara (loan) 27 (0)
1991–1993 Ternana 33 (5)
1993–1995 Cosenza 58 (23)
1994Bologna (loan) 24 (8)
1995–1997 Perugia 61 (33)
1997–2001 Rangers 30 (33)
1999Vicenza (loan) 9 (1)
2001–2002 Bologna 3 (0)
2002 Cagliari 4 (2)
2002–2004 Livorno 20 (8)
2004–2005 Perugia 3 (0)
Total 280 (112)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Negri was born in Milan.

Rangers manager Walter Smith signed Negri from Perugia for £3.5 million in 1997. He was rewarded with instant success, as Negri scored 23 goals in his first ten league games.[1] His low-key celebrations were noteworthy - often he felt the need only to exchange a handshake with other players and showed little exuberance.[2]

Negri easily topped the goal charts in that first campaign, with 33 league strikes. His scoring run was brought to an end on suffering a serious eye injury, attributed to a squash match with Sergio Porrini. Back training after his eye injury, Negri suffered from further injuries.[3] After that first season Negri only played three more first team games, and he sat out the whole of one campaign. Rangers then loaned him to Vicenza and the striker returned to Ibrox injured.[4] Eventually he was sold to Bologna, in February 2001.

After his time with Bologna, Negri dropped down into Serie B with Livorno but they released him after a few months. In 2004, the player had a trial at Derby County, although he wasn't offered a contract.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stupid Boyd". Yahoo! Eurosport UK. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2008.
  2. ^ Hills, David (6 August 2000). "The 10 worst foreign signings of all time". The Guardian. London.
  3. ^ MacPherson, Graeme (14 November 2007). "The rise and fall of Marco Negri". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  4. ^ McHugh, Joe (24 October 1999). "Football: Rangers Go to War over Crock Negri". Sunday Mirror. Retrieved 14 October 2008.

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