PANATHINAIKOS: MACHEDA WINS FIRST TROPHY

Italian striker Federico Macheda has won his first major trophy at Panathinaikos in Greek football with their cup win towards the end of last month. Federico Macheda had not won any trophy since joining Panathinaikos as a free agent four years ago until the situation changed during the 2022 Greek Cup final in May.


Federico Macheda and his teammates bagged the Greek Cup trophyby beating PAOK FC in the final. Panathinaikos needed just one goal to win the finalat the Olympic Stadium in Marousi, Athens thanks to the first half spot kick from Spanish midfielder AitorCantalapiedra. Aitor scored the penalty on 34 minutes to hand his team the Greek Cup trophy. The Spaniard also won the best player accolade at the end of the game.Macheda was not in the 20-man Panathinaikos squad for the Greek Cup final. Continue reading “PANATHINAIKOS: MACHEDA WINS FIRST TROPHY”

MACHEDA: SAMPDORIA CAREER EXAMINED

Italian striker Federico Macheda burst onto the Premier League scene as a teenager in the colours of Manchester United. The attacker was just 17 when he scored two goals in two league games to help his team land the Premier League title for the third season in a row.

Federico Macheda scored the first of the two goals in the 3-2 comeback home win over Aston Villa. He came off the bench to score the third and winning goal. Macheda then made it two goals in two games with the winning goal in the away win over Sunderland in what was the next Premier League game shortly after the Villa match. Continue reading “MACHEDA: SAMPDORIA CAREER EXAMINED”

FEDERICO MACHEDA: SAMPDORIA CAREER EXAMINED

Italian striker Federico Macheda was already a known name when he signed for Sampdoria on loan in his native Italy. He was at Manchester United when he left to join Sampdoria.Macheda became a wonderkidat Manchester United when he came off the bench as an unknown quantity to rescue the team from the jaws of defeat during a Premier League home game against Aston Villa in April 2009.

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Federico Macheda came off the bench to score the winning goal late in the game as Manchester United came from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2 at home. His goal proved to be the catalyst needed by Manchester United as they won the Premier League title at the end of the season ahead of arch rivals and nearest challenger Liverpool. It was the third successive Premier League title for the Sir Alex Ferguson-led Manchester United team.
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MACHEDA: ITALY NATIONAL TEAM CAREER EXAMINED

Panathinakos star Federico Machedahas not featured for the Italian senior national team till date, despite playing for the various youth teams around a decade ago. Federico Macheda started his journey with the Italian junior national team at the Under-16 level, where he scored two times in ten games. Macheda was a youth team player at Italian capital club Lazio when he received an invitation to the Under-16 team. He was in the team for a period of one year from 2006 to 2007.

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Federico Macheda then moved to the Under-17 team where he failed to find the back of the net in three games. He was in the team between 2007 and 2008. In 2009, Macheda reported to the Italy Under-19 camp upon invitation and he featured for the team once without finding the back of the net.
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MACHEDA REVEALS SNUBBED GESTURE FROM RONALDO

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Panathinaikos striker Federico Macheda has revealed how he snubbed a kind gesture from Cristiano Ronaldo during his Manchester United days. The Italian striker stated this in an interview he granted to Calciomercatothree years ago. Federico Macheda told the Italian publication how he respectfully turned down the champagne bottle given to Ronaldo as the man-of-the-match for his debut game against Aston Villa at Old Trafford since he had one.

Federico Macheda rose to fame after he came off the bench to score the winning goal for Manchester United in a difficult home game against Villa with Liverpool breathing down their necks in the race for the Premier League title. The Italian came on for his first Manchester United as an unknown quantity and at the age of 17 with his team trailing 2-1 to Villa with ten minutes left on the clock. Continue reading “MACHEDA REVEALS SNUBBED GESTURE FROM RONALDO”

MACHEDA SAYS SIR ALEX WAS A FATHER FIGURE AT MAN UNITED

A large population of the footballing world are already aware of the fact that firmer Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the best-ever managers in the history of the sport but there is also another part of him that may not have been as popular as his tactical genius and his brilliant man-management skills.

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The former Red Devils boss enjoyed remarkable success during his time as manager of the Old Trafford club and brought them to the top of English football before retiring back in 2013. He retired in 2013 after winning his 20th and final League title in charge of Manchester United and even though it’s been eight years since he left football, he’s still highly talked about.
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MACHEDA: CARDIFF CITY CAREER EXAMINED

Federico Macheda joined Cardiff City after he was released by Manchester United where he burst onto the scene. The Italian striker stunned the world of football when he came off the bench to rescue Manchester United from the jaws of defeat at the hands of visitors Aston Villa. Federico Macheda played a big part for the Red Devils as they finished ahead of arch rivals Liverpool to win the Premier League title at the end of the 2008/09 campaign.

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Macheda was subbed on in the second half with Manchester United trailing 2-1 at home to Villa. Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo scored the equaliser for Manchester United before Italian player Federico Macheda scored the winning goal in added time to give the Red Devils a 3-2 victory over Villa in April 2009. The result ensured that the Red Devils returned to winning ways after two straight defeats had threatened to derail their Premier League title bid. Federico Macheda scored the winning goal in the next league game as well as he played his part in helping the Red Devils to the Premier League trophy as a teenager.
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FEDERICO MACHEDA: NOVARA CAREER EXPOSED

Panathinaikos striker Federico Macheda didn’t start to have a settled career until the latter stages of his football journey at Italian team Novara.

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Macheda had burst onto the Premier League scene as a teenage striker at Manchester United and the world was at his feet afterwards but he was unable to take the opportunity. The Italian striker played a major role in seeing the Red Devils over the line as regards the 2008/09 Premier League title.
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HOW MACHEDA VANISHED AT UNITED

Sir Alex Ferguson touted Federico Macheda for big things after his impressive start at the club in 2009 but the Italian striker failed to live up to the standards set in his first two games for the Red Devils.

Federico Machedais strong, athletic and a good finisher according to the legendary Manchester United manager via the interview with MUTV in 2009. The former Manchester United manager said that the club didn’t sign any player because of Macheda and the club has big hopes for the player.
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FEDERICO MACHEDA: SERIE A CAREER UNVEILED

Italian striker Federico Macheda started his career in the Lazio youth setup but the player didn’t make any appearance for the senior team before he left for Manchester United. The 29-year-old started his football career professionally at Manchester United and he made an early impact at the club. Big things were expected but Federico Macheda was not able to fulfill those expectations. Federico Macheda was sent on loan to Sampdoria in the Italian Serie A after the player requested for the move. He left Manchester United to sign for Sampdoria on loan in January 2011 and the Italian attacker has admitted that it was a wrong move. Federico Macheda rued his decision to return to Italy in one of his recent interviews. He didn’t score any goal in 14 league games for Sampdoria during his time at the club.Sampdoria saw Federico Macheda as the man to replace Antonio Cassano at Sampdoria after the Italian international left the club to sign for AC Milan. Macheda was unable to replace Antonio Cassano adequately. His debut for Sampdoriacame in the 2-1 win over AS Roma. He came on as a substitute during that game with the club based in the Italian capital of Rome.


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