Mauro Camoranesi Biography

Mon 22 March 2021 | 17:30

The long-haired Argentinian-Italian former football player and manager was one of the most hardworking players on the football pitch. He is known for his loyalty to Juventus. Curious to know more about him? Read Mauro Camoranesi biography below.

Mauro Germán Camoranesi is an Italian football manager and former player who played as a right midfielder or right winger. He is the current manager of Slovenian PrvaLiga club Maribor. Apart from his technique, speed or versatility, he was known for his loyalty. Camoranesi, along with Pavel Nedved,

Gianluigi Buffon

, and David Trezeguet, did not leave Juventus during their relegation to Serie B. Now, without further ado, let’s go through

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In his early years, Camoranesi, of Italian descent by his great-grandfather, Luigi, who had moved abroad to Argentina in 1873, had a persistent talent to avoid football's focus. Growing up, his love for all the things on the River Plate overcame him. In Argentina, Camoranesi started his career in 1995, where he played for Aldosivi and Banfield, even holding spells with Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul in Mexico and Wanderers in Uruguay. He transferred to Italy in 2000, joining Verona, where his successes won him a transfer in 2002 to the reigning Serie A Juventus champions.



In his first season with the club, Camoranesi won the league title and the Supercoppa Italiana, also reaching the Champions League final; he spent much of his career with the Turin side, also winning a second Supercoppa Italiana with the Bianconeri during his eight seasons. In 2010, before moving to Argentina to play for Lanús, for a season, he joined the German team, VfB Stuttgart, and then the Racing Club, where he retired in 2014. Camoranesi started his management career later that year following his retirement, and has since coached Mexican team Coras de Tepic and Argentine side Tigre.

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Mauro Camoranesi Information


  • Full name:

    Mauro German Camoranesi

  • Nickname:

    El Cholo

Physical Stats

  • Height:

    1.74 m 

  • Eye color:

    Dark Brown

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Personal Information

  • Date of birth: 

    4 October 1976

  • Place of birth:

    Tandil, Argentina

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Mauro Camoranesi Early Life

Mauro Camoranesi life story

begins here, at Argentina. Camoranesi had always been a huge fan of the River Plate club in Argentina growing up, but as a young man he played in the Atlético Aldosivi football team. Aldosivi is based in Mar del Plata, just 100 miles from Tandil's birthplace, Camoranesi. During the 1995-96 season, however, he moved to Mexico to start his professional career as a player at Santos Laguna and scored one goal for the team in 13 games; fans of Santos Laguna nicknamed him 'El Cholo.

The following year, further trips arrived for the young Argentine, when he transferred briefly to the Uruguayan club Montevideo Wanderers before returning to his homeland to play for Banfield in 1997, bolstering himself as an impressive right-midfielder striker, playing 38 games with 16 goals.

Mauro Camoranesi date of birth

is 4 October 1976. He shares birthdays with high-profile players such as Tomas Rosicky and Jorge Valdano. 

Mauro Camoranesi Profile

Camoranesi, who was born and raised in Argentina, represented Italy at international level and made his debut in 2003. He took part in the UEFA Euro 2004, the UEFA Euro 2008 and the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup along with Italy; he also took part in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was a member of the Italian World Cup winning squad in 2006.

Camoranesi joined Cruz Azul club, where he appeared from 1998 to 2000, making more than 60 appearances and scoring 20 goals.

By scoring 21 goals in 79 games with Cruz Azul, he attracted the eye of Italian Serie A side Verona, an impressive accomplishment for a midfielder. In 2000, he moved to Italy, signing with Verona, where he played for two years, helping the club escape relegation with 4 goals in 22 games in his first season.

In 2002, Juventus signed a co-ownership arrangement with Camoranesi; originally, Juventus agreed to a price of EUR 1 in cash plus player contract. Bianconeri signed an extra fee of EUR 5 million on a permanent basis; this was the same day Juventus signed Marco Di Vaio in a similar deal.

Following an injury to Gianluca Zambrotta, Camoranesi quickly found himself in the starting line-up on the right wing, and in his first season with the club, he won the 2002-03 Serie A title, and the 2002 Supercoppa Italiana, also reaching the 2003 UEFA Champions League final; he also added the 2003 Supercoppa Italiana to his trophy collection the following season.

In the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons, Camoranesi have won two more Serie A titles with Juventus, however as a result of engaging in the 2006 Italian football scandal, Juventus were stripped of each of those titles and relegated to Serie B.

Throughout the summer of 2006, despite his agent Sergio Fortunato linking the player to clubs such as Lyon, Valencia, and Liverpool, following the relegation of Juventus, Camoranesi made an announcement himself in September, promising allegiance to Juventus, "I would not ask to be sold in January; I'm happy to stay here," he said.

During the 2006-07 Serie B season, Camoranesi put on some noteworthy performances and contributed to a number of notable goals for Juventus, scoring 4 in all, as Juventus claimed the title and gained promotion back to the top Italian flight.

An interesting part of

Mauro Camoranesi biography

is his journey with Juventus in Serie B. He executed an outstanding piece of ability close to a Cruyff turn in April 2007 against Lecce, spinning the ball between the legs of a defender on the wing, to further set up Juventus's first goal of the match before recovering it. He scored his side's third later in the match; Camoranesi brought the ball past three Lecce defensemen before reaching the ball from the box edge with his left foot in the upper corner. Only days before the 2-0 win over near championship challengers Napoli, he had scored a header.

On 10 July 2007, amid initial rumors of his exit, he renewed his deal with the club until 2010. His shirt number was changed from 16 to 8 for the 2007–08 Serie A season. He was a very significant and influential player in Juventus's first Serie A season since their return to the top flight season, despite sustaining many injuries during the 2007-08 season. He scored 5 goals in 22 games, and also won the Guerin d'Oro award for his achievements during the season, as the player with the best average ranking.



Ahead of the 2008-09 Serie A season, Camoranesi moved back to number 16 shirt, and also renewed his contract for another year. Camoranesi had an excellent pre-season, but at the beginning of the season was mostly sidelined by injuries. After losing in the first few games at the beginning of the 2009-10 Serie A season, Camoranesi returned strongly and proved to be one of the most valuable players of Juventus. He managed to get his name on the scoresheet too, scoring the solitary goal against Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League, as well as a brace in a 5–2 win over Atalanta.

Camoranesi agreed a one-year deal with Stuttgart as a free agent on 31 August 2010. On the same day, his contract with


was mutually terminated. On 26 January 2011, his contract with Stuttgart was mutually concluded, with Camoranesi confessing that he "just didn't fit in the club sporting wise, although he liked the team, the people and the city." He expressed a desire to continue his career in Argentina.

Camoranesi signed a two-year deal with Lanús on 2 February 2011, with the possibility of coaching young players if he wishes to retire. Camoranesi made headlines in October of 2011 for kicking a rival in the back. Camoranesi fouled Patricio Toranzo in a game against the Racing Club and was handed a red card by the referee. Camoranesi rushed up, instead of heading off, and kicked Toranzo in the head while Toranzo was still lying on the grass. Toranzo later commented that Camoranesi is "not much of a man, just a coward" and indicated that with his abusive actions, Camoranesi would like to see a psychiatrist. Camoranesi served a long football suspension because of this incident.

On 20 July 2012, Camoranesi signed up for the Avellaneda side of the Argentine Racing Team. He revealed on 13 June 2013 that he will retire from football in June at the end of the season, although reports have circulated that he may be close to joining Leicester to link up with Esteban Cambiasso, the Argentine midfielder. Mauro was subbed on in the 68th minute to teammate Rodrigo De Paul on 16 March 2014, his side lost 0-2 away to Newell's Old Boys, a club that saw former Juventus teammate David Trezeguet score the 83rd minute second goal of the day. This turned out to be the last game of Camoranesi's career.

Via his great grandfather, Luigi, who emigrated from Potenza Picena, in the Marche region of Italy, to Argentina in 1873, Camoranesi was eligible for Italian citizenship. His dual citizenship made him qualified to play for either Argentina or Italy, but first the Azzurri expressed interest in him, making his international debut in a friendly match against Portugal on 12 February 2003, which Italy won 1–0, under former coach Giovanni Trapattoni.

Camoranesi played in UEFA Euro 2004 for Italy and was also part of Italy's Marcello Lippi side that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He was capped 55 times by Italy and scored four goals, the first of which went to Belarus on 7 September 2005 in Italy's 2006 World Cup qualifier, which the Italians won 4-1.

He admitted during the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany that the explanation for not singing Italy's national anthem before their matches was that he did not know the lyrics, even though during the World Cup festivities at Circus Maximus on 10 July 2006, he could be seen singing (at least part of) the anthem. Omar Sivori played for the Azzurri, as well as Luis Monti and Raimundo Orsi, who both won the World Cup while playing for Juventus. 

Camoranesi was not the first Juventus player born in Argentina to play for Italy. Camoranesi had teammate Massimo Oddo cut off a big chunk of his long hair at the conclusion of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final match in Germany, in which Italy beat France 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out, while the rest of the team danced in a circle around them. Camoranesi then went up to the camera and devoted the achievement by saying in Spanish: "Para los pibes del barrio" (For the guys from the neighbourhood).

In an interview with respect to the World Cup win, Camoranesi commented: "I feel Argentine but I have worthily defended the colours of Italy. I think that nobody can say otherwise".

He was successively called up for the UEFA Euro 2008 and 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup by Italian squads. He also played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, his final encounter with the national team of Italy.

Camoranesi obtained his coaching permit on 15 December 2017.

Camoranesi was appointed manager of Slovenian PrvaLiga side Tabor Sežana on 3 January 2020 and signed a one-and-a-half-year deal. He was later appointed as the manager of Slovenian PrvaLiga side Maribor on 3 September 2020 and signed a three-year deal.

Style of Play

Camoranesi was a versatile, hard-working, and professional midfielder, usually positioned behind the strikers on the right wing, or on the left flank at times, or as a central or defensive midfielder. He was a young, powerful, and technically gifted player, with excellent ball control, who excelled in one-on-one situations, dribbling and beating players and getting up the flank.

He was also blessed with his right foot with good vision, imagination, crossing and passing abilities, which enabled him to create opportunities for his teammates. In addition to these features, he also had an accurate and powerful shot, particularly from outside the penalty area, and was known for both his offensive and defensive contribution, which allowed him to begin attacks after winning the ball back. However, throughout his career, he was criticized as a tenacious winger for his violence and lack of control at times, which led him to rack up unwanted bookings.


Camoranesi is without a doubt one of Marcello Lippi’s favorite players. Lippi believed in his versatility, as he could play in multiple positions.

Goal Celebration

Camoranesi did not have a signature goal celebration. He used to celebrate with his teammates by running towards the fans and embracing his teammates.

Mauro Camoranesi Outside of Football

Camoranesi has always been a football lunatic, thus, you cannot find him in parties or public gatherings. It is said that he studies and improves on his knowledge on coaching in his spare time.

Mauro Camoranesi Personal Life

Being a family type of person, Camoranesi got married in 1994, when he was only 18 years old. He is a loyal family man and enjoys a happy marriage with his lovely wife.

Family, Children and Relationships

To talk more about Camoranesi wife and family, you must know that his wife is Karina Camoranesi. The couple have 5 children and enjoy a strong relationship together.


Mauro Camoranesi participated in a charity event. The event was a football match, organized by Forever Foundation in Rio de Janiero.

Legal Issues

Mauro Camoranesi did not have a legal dispute, but he faced a long suspension during the Racing Club match. Camoranesi fouled Patricio Toranzo and the referee gave a red card. Instead of walking away, Camoranesi rushed back and kicked Toranzo in the head while Toranzo was still lying on the ground. Toranzo later commented that Camoranesi was "not much of a man, just a coward" and suggested that Camoranesi needed to see a psychiatrist because of his aggressive behaviour. Camoranesi was faced with a long ban on football for this incident.

Mauro Camoranesi Career Statistics

Camoranesi has played 575 games in his 18 years of playing football. He has scored a total number of 83 goals.


Camoranesi has played 520 games at club level, scoring 79 goals.


Camoranesi has played 55 games for Italy, scoring 4 goals. His most important national goal came against Republic of Ireland, that drew the match.


Camoranesi has managed 5 teams in 5 years. He has been a manager for 80 games. His winning ratio at Maribor has been the highest so far, recording a 64% win.

Mauro Camoranesi Honors

Camoranesi has won a Serie A title, but his most notable honor is his 2006 FIFA World Cup. In total, he has won 5 trophies. A Serie A title, two Supercoppa Italianas, one Serie B title, and the most important of all, a FIFA World Cup.

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