UDINESE CALCIO


1996-1997


Match Worn Shirt


Stefani David


Did you Know?

Udinese Calcio had its best season since the days of Zico in the club during the 1980s. With goal scoring trio Oliver Bierhoff, Márcio Amoroso and Paolo Poggi on top form, Udinese finished fifth, even troubling the top three in the standings. Bierhoff and Poggi scored 13 goals each, while Amoroso hit the back of the net on 12 occasions. Despite the sensational results, coach Alberto Zaccheroni remained at the small club, while 1997–98 looked set to become a further improvement for Udinese.


UDINESE CALCIO


2000-2001


Udinese vs Juventus


Match Worn Shirt


Margiotta Massimo

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Massimo Margiotta was a professional Italian-Venezuelan footballer who played as a forward. He moved to Udinese in the summer 1999 and he made his debut against Juventus on September 19th. He played for Udinese for two season playing 38 games and scoring 7 goals. He mostly played during the Uefa Cup games scoring some important goals like two goals against Bayer Leverkusen that allow Udinese to pass the round after the 0-1 home defeat. He also scored against Sigma Olomuc during the Intertoto Final.

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At the 5th Serie A game the team was in the top position. The season ended with a final 12th place in Serie A.

UDINESE CALCIO


2000-2001


Juventus vs Udinese


Match Worn Shirt


Margiotta Massimo

Things to Know:

Born in Venezuela, Margiotta played for Italy at youth level and at Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics. In 2004 FIFA changed its rules to allow a footballer switch nation to be represented if he had multi-nationality. Originally targeted for player aged under 21, that year also accept any player to apply. Margiotta switched to Venezuela as he might have no chance to play for Italy. He collected 11 caps, 4 of them were friendlies.


UDINESE CALCIO


2000-2001


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Margiotta Massimo


UDINESE CALCIO


2000-2001


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De Sanctis Morgan


UDINESE CALCIO


2001-2002


Udinese vs Juventus


Match Worn Shirt


Scarlato Gennaro


UDINESE CALCIO


2001-2002


Juventus vs Udinese


Match Worn Shirt


Helguera Luis

UDINESE CALCIO


2001-2002


Match Worn Shirt


De Sanctis Morgan


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In the season 2002-2003 an authentic football star arrived in Udine. Carsten Jancker arrived from Bayern Munich where he played from 1996 to 2002. It was definitely the best period of his career, a spell which included four Bundesliga titles and victory in the 2001 UEFA Champions League. At Bayern, Jancker was partnered with the Brazilian inside-forward Giovane Élber, often rated as one of the Bundesliga’s best attacking players. He arrived in Udine in 2002 but the move was not a success; over two seasons and 35 games, the forward registered only two goals. Jancker was said to be “too slow and predictable for Serie A” by one Italian football website. In 2004, Jancker returned to Germany with Kaiserslautern and showed a slight improvement in form, netting five times in 25 games.

UDINESE CALCIO


2002-2003


Udinese vs Juventus


Match Worn Shirt


Jancker Carsten


UDINESE CALCIO


2003-2004


Match Worn Shirt


De Sanctis Morgan


Did you Know?

A reliable and commanding goalkeeper, known for his leadership from the back and vocal presence on the pitch, in his prime, De Sanctis was known in particular for his shot-stopping ability, positioning, handling, and speed when rushing off his line, and is regarded as one of the best Italian goalkeepers of his generation; he was also adept at stopping penalties.

UDINESE CALCIO


2008-2009


Udinese vs Catania


Unwashed Match Worn Shirt


Di Natale Antonio


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This shirt was worn by Antonio Di Natale during the Serie A game between Udinese and Catania which took place in Udine, “Stadio Friuli” on March 15th 2009. Udinese draw 1-1 and at the end of the game Di Natale swapped his shirt with a Catania’s player whom we got it from. This shirt has an extra “Il Granchio” sponsor on chest used by the team in only few games over the season. After Empoli were relegated, Di Natale joined Udinese for the 2004–05 Serie A season, along with Manuel Belleri and Emílson Cribari. In Udine, he partnered with Vincenzo Iaquinta and David Di Michele in attack, and the Friulian club finished fourth place at the end of the season and qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the following year. In his debut season with Udinese, Di Natale played 33 league games and scored 7 league goals. In the 2007–08 season, Di Natale scored 17 league goals. The two most notable goals were scored on matchday 4, when Udinese played against Reggina. Forming a formidable attacking duo with Fabio Quagliarella, Di Natale improved his goal tally, becoming the focal point of the attack. In 2007, he was named captain of Udinese and his contract was extended to 30 June 2012. May 2010 saw the conclusion of Di Natale’s best-ever season, scoring 29 goals in Serie A, and contributing 54% of Udinese’s total goals. He also surpassed Oliver Bierhoff’s club record for most league goals in a season, who had scored 28. A brace against Bari on 9 May 2010 saw Di Natale surpass the 100-goal mark in Serie A. For his performances, he was voted Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year and finished as the top scorer in Serie A. He also received the Serie A Fair Play award for interrupting play in a match while Lazio’s Libor Kozák was injured, with Udinese down 3–2 late in the match. The 2009–10 season saw Di Natale finish as runner-up for the European Golden Shoe with Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on 29 goals, five behind Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. He also helped the club to reach the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia that season.