Marco Materazzi, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI , is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer who currently plays for Serie A club Internazionale.
He was a part of the Italy squad that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which ended in controversy after he provoked, and was subsequently headbutted by, Zinedine Zidane during the final.
Materazzi was born in Lecce, where his father Giuseppe was playing for local side US Lecce. Giuseppe was also a former football coach and manager of teams such as Pisa Calcio, Lazio, Sporting C.P. and Tianjin Teda. Marco was a Lazio fan during his father's ...
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