Massimo Donati (born 26 March 1981) is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays as a central or defensive midfielder for Scottish club Hamilton Academical.
Born in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy, Donati began his career at Atalanta, before joining Milan in June 2001. After spending time on loan at Parma, Torino, Sampdoria, Messina and Atalanta, he signed for Scottish club Celtic in June 2007. While at Celtic, he won one Scottish Premier League medal and one Scottish League Cup medal. He returned to Italy in August 2009, to join Bari, where he remained until January 2012, when he signed for Palermo. He joined Hellas Verona in June 2013, before going back to Bari in August 2014. After spending two seasons with Bari, he returned to Scotland in July 2016, to sign for Hamilton Academical.
Donati represented Italy at under-16, under-18, under-20 and under-21 levels.Close