Federico Macheda
Name: Federico Macheda
Occupation: Soccer Player
Current Team: Panathinaikos F.C.
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 22, 1991
Age: 31
Birth Place: Rome, Italy
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Federico Macheda

Federico Macheda was born on August 22, 1991 in Rome, Italy (31 years old). Federico Macheda is a Soccer Player, zodiac sign: Leo. Nationality: Italy. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed. Federico Macheda plays for the team Panathinaikos F.C..


He played for Italy's under-16 national team in 2006-2007.

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Before Fame

He played youth soccer for Lazio in 2006-2007.


Federico Macheda plays for the team Panathinaikos F.C.

Net Worth Comparison

Team Panathinaikos F.C. Net Worth / Salary
# Name Age Net Worth Salary Nationality
#1 Federico Macheda 31 N/A N/A Italy
#2 Dimitris Saravakos 61 N/A N/A Greece

Biography Timeline


Macheda was born in Rome, Lazio. He began his football career with Lazio's youth team after being spotted at the local Atletico Prenestino club in Rome. However, due to Italian football regulations preventing under-18s from signing professional contracts, he was not permanently tied to the club, and shortly after his 16th birthday, he was signed by Manchester United of England, where regulations permit the signing of players aged 16 and over. Following his family's relocation to England, he officially joined the club as a trainee on 16 September 2007.

Macheda went straight into the Manchester United Under-18 side, and scored the only goal of the game on his debut, a 1–0 away win over Barnsley on 15 September 2007. In his first season with the club, he finished as the Under-18s' top scorer with a total of 12 goals in 21 appearances, and also made his debut for the reserves on 26 February 2008, when he came on as a 68th-minute substitute for Gerard Piqué in a 2–0 away defeat to Liverpool. On 12 May 2008, Macheda earned a Manchester Senior Cup winners' medal when he was named as an unused substitute for the 2–0 win over Bolton Wanderers in the final.


Macheda signed his first professional contract with Manchester United on his 17th birthday in August 2008. In the 2008–09 season, he continued in the under-18 side, while also making a few appearances for the reserves. Towards the end of the season, Macheda enjoyed an extended run in the reserve team, scoring eight goals in eight games, including a hat-trick in a 3–3 draw with Newcastle United on 30 March 2009, and he was rewarded by being selected for the first team for the match against Aston Villa on 5 April 2009. With United 2–1 down heading into the final third of the game, manager Alex Ferguson brought Macheda on to replace Nani just after the hour mark. After Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for United in the 80th minute, Macheda won the match with a turn to evade his marker followed by a curling effort from just inside the penalty area in the third minute of injury time.


Macheda was named on the bench for United's next two games – first against Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, and then against Sunderland in the league – making his second appearance for the club in the latter game. Just 46 seconds after taking to the field in place of Dimitar Berbatov, Macheda had the ball in the back of the net for the second time in his United career, deflecting a Michael Carrick shot past Craig Gordon in the Sunderland goal. With Alex Ferguson opting to rest his big-name players for the FA Cup semi-final against Everton on 19 April 2009, Macheda was handed his first start in a Manchester United shirt. However, for the first time in his United career, Macheda failed to score and was substituted for Dimitar Berbatov at the start of extra time. He started his first Premier League game in a 2–0 win over Middlesbrough on 2 May 2009; he was involved in the build-up to Park Ji-Sung's goal, but he failed to get on the scoresheet himself and was substituted ten minutes into the second half. At the end of his first season in the Manchester United first team, Macheda was named as the Jimmy Murphy Academy Player of the Year in recognition of his performances in the under-18s, the reserves and the first team.

Ahead of the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, Macheda was named in Italy's preliminary 40-man squad; however, he was ultimately not named in the final 23-man squad. On 12 August 2009, Macheda made his debut for the Italy U21s in a friendly against Russia. Macheda scored his first goals for the U21s as he netted twice in a 2–1 victory over Turkey on 17 November 2010. Macheda scored the only goal in a 1–0 win over England, netting a late penalty on 8 February 2011. The following game saw Macheda score Italy's third in a 3–1 win over Sweden on 24 March.


On 28 July 2010, Macheda scored his first goals of United's pre-season tour of North America as he netted twice in the 2010 MLS All-Star Game. The first came after just 21 seconds as he capitalised on a poor back-pass and the second came in the 13th minute with a header from a Nani corner kick. On 13 November 2010, Macheda scored his first goal of the season, netting United's first goal in a 2–2 away draw against Aston Villa.

Nicknamed Kiko, Macheda is a quick and versatile forward, who is capable of playing in a central role as a main striker, or in more of a supporting role as a second striker or attacking midfielder. Although naturally right-footed, he possesses an accurate and powerful shot with both feet, and is known in particular for his clinical finishing, intelligent movement, and ability to curl shots on goal from outside the area. He has been described as a "modern striker", as his technical skills, ability to read the game, and positional sense in the box, combined with his tall, large and strong physique, allow him to hold up the ball with his back to goal, retain possession under pressure, and create space for himself even in limited spaces and when being heavily marked by more physical opponents. Regarded as one of Italy's most promising prospects in his youth, in 2010 Don Balón included him in their list of the 100 best young players born after 1989; in recent seasons, however, he has often struggled to live up to his potential.


On 8 January 2011, Sampdoria confirmed Macheda had joined on loan until the end of the season. He was seen as a temporary replacement for Antonio Cassano who had left to join Milan. Macheda made his debut for Sampdoria on 9 January in a 2–1 home victory over Roma. On 19 January, Macheda scored his first and only Sampdoria goal on his first start for the club, as he opened the scoring in their Coppa Italia tie against Udinese. Sampdoria won 5–4 in a penalty shootout as the game had ended 2–2 after extra-time. Unfortunately, the club's poor performances led to their relegation to Serie B. Following their relegation, Macheda's agent said he could make a return to Sampdoria, but the player himself ruled out a return to Italy in the 2011–12 season and stated that he would remain at Manchester United.


On 2 January 2012, Macheda was loaned out to fellow Premier League club Queens Park Rangers for the rest of the season. On the same day, he played his first game, coming on as a substitute for Heiðar Helguson in the 80th minute in the 2–1 loss to Norwich City at home. On 28 March 2012, Macheda returned to Manchester United for treatment after an ankle injury which ended his season.

While on loan at Queens Park Rangers in 2012, Macheda was involved in two cases of misconduct on Twitter.


On 24 January 2013, Macheda was loaned to VfB Stuttgart until the end of the season. The German club's sporting director Fredi Bobic announced that Manchester United promised Stuttgart an option of purchase, but they did not use any such option.

On 16 September 2013, Macheda joined Doncaster Rovers on a one-month loan. He made his debut the following day in Doncaster Rovers away loss to Watford, coming on as a substitute for David Cotterill in the 58th minute. He scored his first goals for Doncaster when he struck twice against Nottingham Forest on 21 September 2013 in a 2–2 draw. The following week, he scored again scoring the only goal in the derby against local rivals Sheffield Wednesday; this made it three goals in as many appearances for his new club. On 8 October 2013, Macheda returned to Manchester United after a hamstring injury. After recovering from his injury, Macheda returned to Doncaster for a separate loan spell, lasting until the end of December 2013.


On 31 January 2014, Macheda became the third Manchester United youngster to join Championship club Birmingham City on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season, after Tyler Blackett and Tom Thorpe. He replaced Lee Novak after an hour of the following day's match, at home to Derby County, and scored in stoppage time after Emyr Huws' shot had hit the post, to make the final score 3–3. At home to Burnley on 12 March, Macheda replaced Olly Lee after 60 minutes with Birmingham 1–0 down. He equalised four minutes later, and his 94th-minute second gave his team a 3–3 draw, despite opposition claims that he had used his arm to control the ball. He finished the season as Birmingham's top league goalscorer, with ten goals from just ten starts and eight appearances as a substitute.

After being released from Manchester United, Macheda signed for newly relegated Championship club Cardiff City on a free transfer on 27 May 2014. He was signed by Ole Gunnar Solskjær, his former manager at United's reserves. He made his Cardiff debut in the second round of the League Cup away to Port Vale on 26 August 2014, and marked the occasion with his first two competitive goals for the club, as they progressed to the third round with a 3–2 victory. Macheda received his first red card for Cardiff on 14 March 2015 against Brentford for a second yellow after scoring an equaliser earlier in the match.


Upon his return, he was left out of the pre-season tour of Germany and was placed on the transfer list by new manager Paul Trollope. On 30 August 2016, Macheda's contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

On 14 December 2016, he joined Serie B side Novara Calcio on an 18-month contract; he was awarded the club's number 10 shirt. On 25 February 2017, Macheda scored his first goal for Novara in Serie B in a 2–1 home win over Spezia; this was his first Italian league goal, and the first goal he had managed for an Italian team since 2011, when he scored for Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia. On 17 April, he scored his first brace in six years in a 3–2 away win over Frosinone. Macheda left the club when his contract expired at the end of the 2017–18 season.


Macheda signed a three-year contract with Superleague Greece club Panathinaikos in September 2018. He scored 11 goals in 28 appearances (10 goals for the Greek national league and 1 goal for the Greek cup against Panetolikos).


He started the 2019–20 season with a goal in a 1–1 away draw against Lamia and a week later he added another one in a 3–1 home defeat against OFI. On 1 March 2020, he scored a brace against Volos, equalling his personal best for a single season with 13 goals in all competitions.

On 7 June 2020, Federico scored after a precise pass from Dominik Nagy in a 1-1 away draw game against AEK Athens for the 2019–20 Superleague playoffs after an 80-day enforced Covid-19 break.

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