Adrian Madaschi

Adrian Anthony Madaschi ( born July 11, 1982 in Perth ) is an Australian football player at the position of a defender.

  • 2.1 club
  • 2.2 national team


Career start in Australia

Madaschi began his active career as a soccer player in his native Australia, where he had his first youth station at Balcatta SC from Balcatta, a suburb of Perth. From there he moved to fledgling years in the junior area of ​​Bayswater FC. From Bayswater from he came afterwards to Perth SC, he remained loyal until the year 1998. After years in the Australian junior team Madaschi continue where he was admitted to the youth department of Atalanta Bergamo in 1998 and remained there until 2001, ended his trip to Italy.

First appearances in Italy

As early as the 1999/2000 season he was the first time me exercising with the first team and was from the same time in the first team of the club. After the rise of the team in the Serie A, the top division of Italy, Madaschi was awarded in July 2001 for the first time. His path led him to AC Monza Brianza, whose first team was only just descended only from the B series in the third-rate Serie C1. At the club from Lombardy he came subsequently to eight league operations and was awarded a second time for the spring of 2002 after returning to Atalanta in January 2002.

Within the Serie C1, he transferred to AC Pistoiese, in which, however, he could not prevail, and it did so only to two championship stakes. When he was given after his return for the third time, while the also third-rate Spezia Calcio was no single championship appearance, his contract with Atalanta Bergamo in October 2003, was dissolved by mutual agreement of the club and the player a year before the actual expiry of the contract.

Regular in Scotland

Subsequently Madaschi changed during the current season to Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premier League, the highest football league in Scotland and brought it there on a total of 24 seasonally, and two hits and three cup inserts. His team league debut was this just a week after his commitment, on 25 October 2003 at a 1:4 away defeat against Heart of Midlothian, where he stood the entire game on the court.

Despite Madaschis performances in central defense coached by Gerry Britton and Derek Whyte team did not make the league and had to begin the descent into the Scottish Football League First Division. During the following season he came in 27 championship matches are used, scored two goals and did again three Cup matches for the team. After relegation in 2003/ 04 Partick Thistle had 2004/ 05 descend once more. But even before the descent into the third-class Scottish Football League Second Division left the Australian-born and the club moved to for the season 2005/ 06 to Dundee, where he signed a one -year contract. However, when club from Dundee he was not as integrated as before with Patrick Thistle and so came in only nine league games used. In December 2005 he left the club and flew back to Australia to be treated there because of a pubic bone inflammation.

Return to Italy

Already in January 2006 flew Madaschi back to Europe, where he signed a contract until the end of the season at the former Italian third division side U.S. Grosseto. He then moved to Calcio Portogruaro Summaga in the Serie C2, the fourth highest football league in Italy. There he quickly became a regular player and already came in his first season to 27 league operations. With the team he managed after victories in the play- offs at the end of the season barely in the league and so did not have to descend into the fifth rate Series D. In subsequent seasons, the performance of the team improved steadily in 2007/ 08 achieved the promotion to Serie C1, at the end of the season 2009/10 followed the initial rise in the example Madaschi series was present throughout regular player, ended his stay at Portogruaro finally, in the summer of 2011, when the club as a table next to last in the league in Serie B missed. Madaschi held in the track at the Australian first division club Melbourne Victory fit before the local rivals Melbourne Heart has signed a short term contract in early November.


First international experience gained Madaschi with the U-17 National team of Australia, the Joeys, with which he participated, among others, at the U-17 World Cup 1999 in New Zealand. During the tournament the young Australian reached after games against Brazil, Germany, Mali, Qatar and the United States in the final. There, standing under the direction of Les apparent flight team was defeated by the U-17 national team of Brazil after penalty shootout 7:8. Madaschi was elected at the end of the competition in the team of the tournament and was himself one of the main people responsible for the finals.

With the Australian U-20 national team, he participated in Argentina at the 2001 World Junior Championships. Already in the second round, the team was eliminated after it was clearly inferior to Brazil with the " rising stars " Kaka, Luisão, Júlio Baptista, Adriano and Maicon Douglas Sisenando with 0:4.

In 2004 he took part with the Australian U-23 National Team at the football tournament of the Athens Olympics and reached the quarterfinals here. There they defeated Iraq 0-1 and was eliminated from the competition.

Even before the Olympic Games in Athens Madaschi was in May and June 2004 in four appearances for the Socceroos in action. All four games were part of the qualification for the 2006 World Cup, the oceanic zone. He scored on 2 June 2004 in a 6-1 win over Fiji, the first two goals in his young career as an A -National player of his home country.

After about five years without international duty Madaschi was appointed in May 2009 in the 30 -man squad for the last three qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup. However, he did not come there to use. But his first mission after more than five years of abstinence should not take long, because on August 12, 2009, he made his comeback when he came into use in a 3-0 victory over Ireland in the second half.





His grandparents are from Italy, so he would have been eligible to play at the beginning of his career for the Italian national football team. Since he already played in the junior team in Italy, was another reason for the eligibility.