A product of Perth SC's fertile development system and a State junior representative, Madaschi headed to Italy at the age of 15 to further his game with Serie A club Atalanta. In November 1999 he started all six games for Australia at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in New Zealand where the Joeys went all the way through to the final before losing to Brazil in a penalty shoot-out. Madaschi was part of the Atalanta youth side that won back-to-back Primavera Coppa Italia (Italian Youth Cups) in 1999/00 and 2000/01.
In August 2001 he started all four games for the Young Socceroos at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Argentina. Upon returning to club football he was loaned out to Serie C outfit Monza where, after several substutute appearances, he forced his way into the first eleven. Unfortunately, Monza decided to cut short Madaschi's time with the club and by Feburary 2002 he'd returned to Atalanta. Madaschi samped further senior football with Serie C1A club Pistoiese while on a short-term loan, commencing January 2003.
Released by Atalanta in August 2003, Madaschi attended trials with a number of British clubs before accepting a two-year deal with Scottish Premier League side Partick Thistle in October 2003. He made his first team debut in that months 4-1 loss to Hearts and featured regularly throughout the 2003/04 season, making 27 appearances for the club. With Partick relegated to the First Division at seasons' end, Madaschi remained on board and played a further 31 times in 2004/05, when Partick were relegated for the second successive time, this time down to the Second Division.
In late May 2004 Madaschi made his senior Australia debut by coming off the bench in a World Cup qualifier win against New Zealand. His first Socceroos start came two days later against Tahiti, Madaschi scored twice in a 6-1 win over Fiji before earning his fourth international cap against Soloman Islands. Madaschi also represented Australia at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece, playing all four games in the centre of defence, as the Under-23's were tipped out in the quarter-finals by Iraq.
Madaschi joined First Divison outfit Dundee on a one-year contract in May 2005, but left the club before the year was out due to an Achilles injury that required surgery. He returned to Australia for that operation and missed over a year's football while recovering and regaining his fitness. After a couple of games for Italian Serie C1 side Grosseto towards the end of 2005/2006, Madaschi took the first steps in getting his career back on track by signing with Italian Serie C2 outfit Portogruaro Summaga in mid-2006.
It proved to be just what the doctor had ordered for Madaschi, who by the end of his third season had played close to 100 appearances for Portogruaro. In May 2009 Madaschi made his fifth appearance for Australia, playing the second half of the Socceroos friendly win over the Republic of Ireland. Madschi was named in the Lega Pro team of the year after helping his club gain promotion to Serie B in 2009/10, but the following season they struggled and a return to Lega Pro was swift.
Madaschi headed back to Australia and, after training at length with Melbourne Victory, joined Melbourne Heart in November 2011 for a successful 10-week cameo as an injury replacement. When his time was up the defender joined South Korean outfit Jeju United.
|29.05.2004||New Zealand (Adelaide)||1-0 (won)||World Cup qualifier||Sub on after 73 minutes for Steve Laybutt|
|31.05.2004||Tahiti (Adelaide)||9-0 (won)||World Cup qualifier||Full game|
|02.06.2004||Fiji (Adelaide)||6-1 (won)||World Cup qualifier||Full game; scored two goals|
|06.06.2004||Soloman Islands (Adelaide)||2-2 (draw)||World Cup qualifier||Full game|
|12.08.2009||Republic of Ireland (Limerick)||3-0 (won)||Friendly||Sub on after 45 minutes for Patrick Kisnorbo|
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