CONFIRMED: Striker Massimo Maccarone joins Brisbane

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Brisbane Roar Football Club are pleased to confirm the signing of former Italian international striker Massimo Maccarone as a marquee player for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season.

The former Middlesbrough English Premier League forward joins the Roar from Serie A side Empoli having played top flight football in Italy during the past two seasons.

Maccarone becomes just the second player to come to the Hyundai A-League directly from the Serie A after Italy and Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.

Brisbane’s squad is set to be bolstered by the Italians goal scoring ability and the invaluable experience he will bring to the Roar side.

Maccarone, a product of the AC Milan Youth system arrives in Brisbane after an impressive club career in Europe that saw the Italian play over 500 matches, scoring almost 200 career goals, including 6 in the UEFA Europa League.

Head Coach John Aloisi believes the club’s new marquee will help build positive pre-season momentum as the side prepare for the upcoming campaign.

“We are pleased and excited to welcome a player of Massimo’s calibre to Brisbane,” Aloisi said.

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“His playing career is impressive and we are confident that Massimo’s experience at the highest level will strengthen our already talented squad.

“I’m sure our fans will be looking forward to seeing him in action at Suncorp Stadium.”

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In March 2002 Maccarone made headlines in Italy when he became the first Serie B player in twenty-years to be picked for the national side.

Roar’s new signing is best remembered for his spell with Middlesbrough in the English Premier League, where the Italian transferred from Empoli for a fee of 8.15 million pounds.

Maccarone becomes John Aloisi’s third major pre-season signing following the arrival of attackers Corey Gameiro and Fahid Ben Khalfallah.

Roar’s marquee striker will join his new teammates for pre-season training next week as preparations continue for the club’s blockbuster Westfield FFA Cup Round of the 32 clash against Melbourne Victory on August 9 at Perry Park, Bowen Hills.

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Brisbane Roar FC Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Squad:

Goalkeepers: Michael Theo, Jamie Young

Defenders: Daniel Bowles, Corey Brown, Luke DeVere, Jack Hingert, Dane Ingham, Jade North, Connor O’Toole, Avram Papadopoulos

Midfielders: Joe Caletti, Brett Holman, Thomas Kristensen, Matt McKay(c), Jacob Pepper

Attackers: Shannon Brady, Nick D’Agostino, Corey Gameiro, Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Massimo Maccarone