Inter Legend Maicon Signs for Italian Serie D Team Sona

Treble winner Maicon Douglas Sisenando has returned to Italy at age 39 as he agreed to a six-month contract with Sona, which plays in Serie D, the semi-professional fourth division in the Peninsula. Sona is a small town in the North East of Italy, in the province of Verona more specifically, with 18,000 inhabitants.

Maicon spent the prime of his career, from 2006 to 2012, at Inter, collecting 248 appearances, scoring 20 times and winning four Scudetto, two Coppa Italia, one Champions League and one Club Wold Clup in the magical 2010 for the Nerazzurri with José Mourinho at the helm.

After that, he moved for one season to Manchester City before heading back to Italy and join Roma, where he stayed for three years before returning to his home country in 2017. In the last four campaigns, he donned the jerseys of Avai, Criciuma and Villa Nova.

Nova director Claudio Ferrarese confirmed the signing to Corriere della Sera: “It is all true, he will arrive from Brazil today. I will personally meet him at the airport, we are looking forward to hugging him. This idea was born three months ago, almost as a joke, but convincing him was easier than I imagined. We basically practice on the Garda lake, which is a very appealing scenery, plus we are close to his beloved Milan. He wanted to come back and have fun in Italy, which allowed us to pull off an incredible deal that has no precedents in the history of football.