Marco Materazzi is a player who plays tough defense and is good with his head. Made famous in the 2006 Fifa World Cup, by not only scoring goals and playing hard D, but getting the french Superstar Zidane red carded over some simple (and not uncommon) trash talk.
*some shirt tugging by Materazzi*
Zidane: If you want my shirt I'll give it to you after the game
Materazzi: I don't want you shirt I want your sister
Zidane: O NO YOU DIDNT !!!! **headbutt**

French: Materazzi's plan all along was to get Zidane kicked out because they knew that's the only way they could win

Sensible Person: Zidane resorted to violence after trash-talk from Materazzi, Zidane should be ashamed for embarrassing his country.
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A hero to fans of the Italian National Soccer team. He is a master at trash talking thus resulting in his opponent breaking down and self-destructing. (Example: Zinedine Zidane)
Materazzi has no limits in his trash talking arsenal; he will run his mouth until the opposition explodes. A hero and key player in Italy's World Cup victory, it is wrong that he was suspended after the match due to simply angering his opponent (Zidane) through insults.
by D-Block_NJ July 21, 2006
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In classic Italian style, Materazzi quickly fell over and winced in pain after Zidane headbutted him in the chest.
by Big Eric July 12, 2006
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To win, not by skill, but by insulting and trashtalking an opponent
Yeah, he tried to Materazzi me, but I dribbled around him and left him in the dust.
by Martha Turner August 04, 2006
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Ma-ter-a-zzi
v., -a-ziied, can be preceded with "Pull a (materazzi)"

1. To lure and provoke into doing a harmful or detrimental act.
2. To entrap.

n.

1. A dispicable and under-handed action resulting in the public punishment or dressing-down of an opponent.

After his opponent had punched him in front of the referee, Andy knew that his materazzi had been successful.

by Jubin K. July 12, 2006
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One of Italy's greatest heroes. Together with fabio Grossso, Materazzi led the Italian national Football team to a wonderful victory in the 2006 World cup. He did at least 90% of the entire team's job by scoring the equalizer during the final match against France, as a retaliation to France's terrorist attack carried out by a north african criminal known as "Zizou", who was later captured and given a lifetime ban from football fields (which Frenchs still believe was a volountary retirement) after headbutting His Imperial Highness Marco Materazzi.
Tornando a casa, troverete i bambini. Date una carezza ai vostri bambini e dite: “Questa è la carezza di Marco Materazzi”
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See: immature, fag, sore loser, Italian girls.

Some fucking nobody that would have remained unknown to the rest of the world for his entire life had he not provoked Zinedine Zidane into headbutting him.

Previously in the FIFA World Cup 2006, he got a red card during Italy's match with Australia and was suspended during Italy-Ukraine.

Then during the 2006 World Cup Final (France-Italy), Materazzi for no other reason than being a complete dickhead and with no provocation whatsoever, called Zidane's sister/mother a whore and possibly said things to him of a racist nature.

Zidane put him down like the little, Italian faggot he is, and then watched him cry his eyes out on the pitch while Zidane got a red card for doing what any upstanding, proud and heroic football player would have done.

Unfortunately all the media bullshit and public scandal surrounding the event forced one of the greats of the sport into a somewhat early retirement, however after the full story came out a lot of people became more sympathetic to Zidane's side and forgave him.

Especially after discovering that's it always been Italian tradition in football to fix matches, pay off referees, fake injury and rig games to their liking.
Marco Materazzi had his 15 minutes of fame. Now he can go back to being a hopeless defender for shitty teams in serie A, while Zidane will always remain a hero to many people across the world and go down as one of the greatest players of all time.
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