Where are they now? Marco Simone



When a coach like Arrigo Sacchi requests a player for his team, that clearly shows that the player means business. In fact, as for most of the times, Sacchi was right. Marco Simone had just finished the 88/89 season with Como, scoring 6 goals. Although finishing at the bottom of the table with Como, Simone impressed enough to be signed by a club challenging to win trophies. In fact, during his 8 year spell with the Rossoneri, Marco won nothing less than 4 Serie A titles, 3 Italian Supercoppe, 2 European Champion Clubs’ Cups, 2 Intercontinental Cups and 3 European Supercups.


His versatility in attack earned him the opportunity to play alongside several AC Milan legends, such as Baggio, Massaro, Savicevic and Weah, netting 75 goals over a total of 260 matches. Marco was a pacey attacker, capable of covering quite a few attacking positions with an eye for the goal and notable dribbling skills. During his time with the Milan giants, Marco made his debut with the Italian senior side against Malta, resulting in a 2-1 away win for the Azzurri.


Following what can be considered as a successful spell with the red and black shirt, Marco went on to play for another few years in France with PSG, Monaco and Nice whilst retiring from the sport with modest Italian side, Legnano. One thing to note is that he returned for a part of the 2001/02 campaign with the Rossoneri on loan.


Away from the fooball pitch as a player, Simone maintained his passion for the sport by pursuing a career in management. His first job was with French side Monaco, where he helped them avoid relegation. Following that role, he embarked on several managerial roles across countries all over the world, such as Switzerland, Tunisia, Thailand and finally Morocco.