Players - Nicky Rizzo

Nicky Rizzo
Birthdate: 9 June 1979
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Other clubs: Sydney Olympic, Crystal Palace (1998-2000), Ancona (2000-01)Ternana (2001-03), AC Prato (2003-04), Milton Keynes Dons (2004-07), Grimsby (loan 2007), Chesterfield (loan 2007), Perth Glory (2007-09), Central Coast Mariners (2009), Sydney Tigers (2009-10), APIA Leichhardt Tigers (2010-12)
Bought from: Sydney Olympic
Signed for LFC: 30.08.1997
International debut: 06.06.1998 vs. Croatia
International caps: 1/0 at LFC
Contract expiry: 25.07.1998
League games / goals: 0 / 0
Total games / goals: 0 / 0

Player Profile

Young player from Australia who was on the books of Sidney Olympic when he was brought over to England in face of competition of other major clubs. He never fulfilled his potential at Liverpool and was sold to Terry Venables' Crystal Palace, then moved to the lower leagues of Italy. He played 63 League games for Milton Keynes Dons from 2004-2007. After being loaned out to Grimsby and Chesterfield, he joined Perth Glory in his homeland in 2007 and has since played also for Central Coast Mariners, Sydney Tigers and APIA Leichhardt Tigers in Australia. Rizzo played his only international for the Socceroos who lost 7-0 to Croatia in a friendly on 6 June 1998.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997-1998 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
Total Started/substitutions
0 Started
4 On the bench
0 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Venue
Total Competition
Total Manager
Related Quotes

"I started out at Liverpool and played a lot of youth team and reserve football there. I was then promoted to the first team set-up and was on the bench six or seven times in the Premiership. And then I moved to Crystal Palace, when Terry Venables brought me in from Liverpool. I stayed there for two years, but then they went into administration and I had to look elsewhere."

"I decided to go to Italy and played in Serie B for Ternana. I was there for three seasons, but had a couple of bad injuries which hampered my progress. But I wanted to come back to England. So I rang Terry Venables and he had a contact at the Milton Keynes Dons and it went from there really. Stuart Murdoch brought me in to have a look and the coaching staff decided they wanted to sign me."

Rizzo in Nov 2004

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