Italian striker Federico Macheda has found a home at Panathinaikos in Greek football. The Ex-Manchester United star was a journeyman before he signed for Panathinaikos as a free agent three years ago.Federico Macheda had turned out for ten different teams as a professional footballer, including three-time European champions Manchester United before he signed for Greek Super League giants Panathinaikos at the age of 27.
Macheda had burst onto the scene at Manchester United when he scored the winner to lead the Red Devils to a 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa at home. He came off the bench to help Manchester United to victory and boost their Premier League title hopes with arch rivals Liverpool breathing down their necks. In the end, Manchester United were able to see off Liverpool to win a third successive league title.
Federico Macheda signed a three-year deal at Panathinaikos when he joined the Greek club on a free transfer in September 2008. The 30-year-old striker has not won a major trophy in his three years at Panathinaikos. In his debut season as a Panathinaikos, Federico Macheda scored 11 goals in 28 games in all competitions. The Italian player scored ten goals in the league plus one goal in the Greek Cup outing with Panetolikos.
Machedaweighed in with his best season as a professional footballer in his second season at Panathinaikos. The Italian striker scored 15 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions and 14 of those goals came in the league.
In August 2020, Macheda signed a new deal that would take him till the summer of 2023. The Italian player was able to extend his stay by two more years since he had one more year to run by the time he signed a new contract.
Federico Macheda scored ten goals in 33 games in all competitions last season and he has not scored in three games this season.