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Federico Macheda Biography

Federico "Kiko" Macheda is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for English club Manchester United. Born in Rome, Macheda began his career with local club Lazio but joined Manchester United when he turned 16 in 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. 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. Towards the end of the season, Macheda scored eight goals in eight games, including a hat-trick in a 3–3 draw with Newcastle United on 30 March 2009. 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. On 8 January 2011, Sampdoria confirmed Macheda had joined on loan until the end of the season. 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. On 2 January 2012, Macheda was loaned out to Queens Park Rangers for the rest of the season. Macheda is also an Italian youth international, having made appearances for the national Under-16, Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 teams. He made his Under-21 debut in August 2009 in a friendly against Russia, and scored his first goals for the team just over a year later in a match against Turkey.

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Youngest ever goalscorers from 14 top European clubs
Youngest ever goalscorers from 14 top European clubs
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5 greatest Premier League one-goal wonders that everyone remembers
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EPL 2016-17: Time for the Manchester United's academy graduates to make a real impact
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10 young players whose careers fizzled out
10 young players whose careers fizzled out
We'll take a look at some of football's most highly-rated youngsters who wound up as terrible purchases for one or all of their clubs!
Marcus Rashford warned by former Manchester United starlet Macheda
Marcus Rashford warned by former Manchester United starlet Macheda
The Italian enjoyed a similar rise to fame in 2009 for the Red Devils
8 Manchester United teenagers who scored on their club debut
8 Manchester United teenagers who scored on their club debut
Players who scored on their club debut for Man Utd when they were teenagers. Is there a better impression than the first one?
10 Best Commentary Moments of the Premier League
10 Best Commentary Moments of the Premier League
We have spent our entire lives idolising our footballing  heroes, heroes who have etched their names in the glorious history of this beautiful game b ...
Cardiff City confirm the signing of former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda
Cardiff City confirm the signing of former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda
Federico Macheda: I won't stay at Manchester United
Federico Macheda: I won't stay at Manchester United
Manchester United youngster Federico Macheda has hit out at his manager David Moyes for not believing in him. Macheda, now 22, shot on the scene in United’s glorious Premier League title-winning season of 2008/09 when he scored a dramatic late winner at home to Aston Villa to take them back above Liverpool and in control [...]The post Red Devils Striker: “I Don’t Think I Will Stay” At Man United appeared first on Squawka News.
Federico Macheda - The forgotten hero at Manchester United
Federico Macheda - The forgotten hero at Manchester United
Loan report: 8 Manchester United youngsters performing out on loan
Loan report: 8 Manchester United youngsters performing out on loan
Manchester United: Estimated departures and arrivals this summer
Manchester United: Estimated departures and arrivals this summer
Macheda wishes to extend loan spell
Macheda wishes to extend loan spell
Daily Transfer Updates - 25th January
Daily Transfer Updates - 25th January
Manchester United starlet Macheda seals loan move to Stuttgart
Manchester United starlet Macheda seals loan move to Stuttgart
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