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Player Profile – Massimo Donati


Massimo Donati was born on the 26th of March 1981 and is an Italian football midfielder currently playing for Bari.

Donati is a central midfielder and started his career at Atalanta and moved to AC Milan in 2001 for £10 million. However, due to the competition at the club, Donati was unable to claim a first team place, spending the 2002/03 season on loan at Parma and then Torino.

His second season (2003/04) at the San Siro saw him join Sampdoria on loan, before enjoying a successful spell at Messina for the 2004/05 and 2005/06 seasons.

Despite finding his form at Messina, Donati still found himself out of favour at Milan and was sent again on loan for the 2006/07 season, this time to his first club Atalanta.

On 29 June 2007, Celtic confirmed the 3 million euros signing of Massimo Donati on a 4 year contract and was unveiled at Celtic Park. Donati was given the number 18 jersey, vacated by ex-captain Neil Lennon

On 27 August 2009, Donati signed a 4-year contract with Serie A newcomers AS Bari.

Name: Massimo Donati
Date of birth: 26 March 1981
Place of birth: Sedegliano, Italy
Height: 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position: Central midfielder
Current club: Bari

Former Clubs

1999–2001: Atalanta
2001–2007: AC Milan
2002–2003: Parma (loan)
2003: Torino (loan)
2003–2004: Sampdoria (loan)
2004–2006: Messina (loan)
2006–2007: Atalanta (loan)
2007–2009: Celtic
2009 Bari

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