Dino Maamria Player Profile
Debut: Hereford United (A, 2-2), 22/02/2003
Despite a spell of poor form at the start of the 2004-5 season, Dino Maamria ended the season as the hero of Stevenage Borough. It was his two goals over against Hereford United that catapulted Boro’ to the playoff final at Stoke; the Tunisian striker seeming to come up with the most important goals.
Maamria had netted a brace against Exeter City when Boro’ trailed 2-1 to win the game 3-2, and then a week later netted another brace as Boro’ came from two behind to draw with Forest Green Rovers.
The 2005-6 season didn’t start too well for Maamria, with three red cards leading to calls for his departure because of a lack of discipline. He bounced back, however; performing consistently well in the centre of midfield. It was a role that seemed to have been adopted permanently.
Out of the blue, though, Maamria was released in the summer of 2006 after nearly a century of starts to his name. He came back for the 2008-9 campaign in a coaching capacity; coming off the back of a successful spell as manager at Northwich Victoria.