Felipe Mattioni

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Felipe Mattioni
Personal information
Full name Felipe Mattioni Rohde
Date of birth (1988-10-15) 15 October 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Ijuí, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Espanyol
Number 2
Youth career
2004–2007 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Grêmio 13 (0)
2009 Milan (loan) 1 (0)
2009–2010 Mallorca (loan) 20 (1)
2010– Espanyol 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 7 July 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Felipe Mattioni Rohde (born 15 October 1988), known as Mattioni, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club RCD Espanyol as a right back.

He also holds Italian citizenship.[1]

Football career[edit]

Grêmio[edit]

Born in Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul, Mattioni joined Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense in 2004, being promoted to the main squad three years later but failing to appear in the Série A in his first season. However, after performing well in the U-20 Brazilian League, and appearing in the Rio Grande do Sul State League, he made his first-team debut, in a 2–0 home win against Clube Náutico Capibaribe.[2]

On 15 January 2009 A.C. Milan in Italy acquired Mattioni on loan, with the Rossoneri having and option to buy the player at the end of the season.[3][4] He played his first match in a 2–2 friendly draw with Rangers, but failed to make an impact due to leg injuries, his Serie A input consisting of one minute in a 2–0 away win against Calcio Catania on 3 May.

In June 2009, Milan announced the club would not exercise the buying option on Mattioni. On 26 August, RCD Mallorca signed him also on loan, from Associação Maga Esporte Clube company, with a pre-set price of about €2 million.[5] During the season he battled for first-choice status with Josemi, scoring from 40 meters in a 4–1 home win against Atlético Madrid[6] as the Balearic Islands team eventually finished fifth and qualified to the UEFA Europa League (later revoked).

Espanyol[edit]

In May 2010 Mallorca decided to sign Mattioni permanently for €2 million, subject to the decision of the administrator of the club, which was undergoing severe financial difficulties.[7] Finally the deal fell through, and he joined fellow La Liga side RCD Espanyol, from Maga.[8]

Early into his spell in Catalonia, Mattioni sustained a severe knee injury – left anterior cruciate ligament – going on to miss the entire 2010–11 season. Shortly after recovering he suffered the same injury in his right leg, being initially ruled out for another six months[9] and eventually nearly two years.[10][11][12]

Mattioni finally returned to action on 1 November 2012, appearing as a late substitute in a 1–3 away loss against Sevilla FC for the season's Copa del Rey.[13] His first league appearance came on 2 February of the following year, as he started and played the full 90 minutes in a 3–2 home win over Levante UD.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Revelação, Mattioni está perto de trocar Grêmio pela Itália" [Revelation, Mattioni close to switching Grêmio for Italy] (in Portuguese). Esporte.UOL. 11 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Grêmio bate o líder Náutico, e segue invicto na competição" [Grêmio defeats leader Náutico, remains undefeated in league] (in Portuguese). Esporte.UOL. 24 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Grêmio não conta mais com Mattioni" [Grêmio has no further interest in Mattioni] (in Portuguese). Grêmio's official website. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Welcome Felipe!". AC Milan. 16 January 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mattioni: "Soy muy feliz por jugar en el Real Mallorca"" [Mattioni: "I'm very happy to be playing for Real Mallorca"] (in Spanish). RCD Mallorca. 26 August 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Mallorca hammer 10-man Atletico". ESPN Soccernet. 21 March 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mateu Alemany anuncia el fichaje de Felipe Mattioni" [Mateu Alemany announces signing of Felipe Mattioni] (in Spanish). RCD Mallorca. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Relación de jugadores inscritos oficialmente en la LFP" [Players officially inscribed at LFP] (Microsoft Excel) (in Spanish). Liga de Fútbol Profesional. 31 August 2010. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Mattioni se rompe la otra rodilla" [Mattioni shatters the other knee] (in Spanish). Marca. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Espanyol: Mattioni ve la luz tras casi dos años en blanco" [Espanyol: Mattioni sees the light after nearly two years] (in Spanish). Goal.com. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Javi López: "Me alegro mucho por el regreso de Mattioni"" [Javi López: "I'm very happy for Mattioni's return"] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "La Copa aguarda a Mattioni" [Cup awaits Mattioni] (in Spanish). Marca. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "La estrategia hispalense cala hondo" [Hispalense strategy goes all the way] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Espanyol pull away with vital victory". ESPN FC. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 

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