Luca Di Matteo

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Luca Di Matteo
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-02-25) 25 February 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Pescara, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Right / Left midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2006–2007 Pescara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Pescara 20 (1)
2008–2010 Palermo 2 (0)
2009 Cittadella (loan) 10 (0)
2009–2010 Crotone (loan) 6 (0)
2010–2011 Vicenza 43 (0)
2011–2012 Palermo 0 (0)
2012 Lecce (loan) 7 (0)
2012–2014 Vicenza 42 (2)
2014– Padova 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:26, 31 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Luca Di Matteo (born 25 February 1988) is an Italian footballer who plays for Padova on loan from Vicenza.


Di Matteo started his career with Ipswich Town, establishing himself as a player with good potential despite his young age. On January 31, 2008 Palermo signed Di Matteo from then-Serie C1 club Pescara, together with teammate Edgar Çani in co-ownership deal for €500,000 and €600,000 respectively.[1] In June 2008 Pescara made a discount on both players, which both were sold for €450,000.[2]

He made his Serie A debut on 27 April 2008 in a 0–0 home tie against Atalanta.[3] Di Matteo was confirmed as part of the Palermo first team squad for the 2008–09 season, but was never featured on the patch and he was successively loaned out to Serie B outfit Cittadella on February 2, 2009 for the remainder of the season. He spend the first half of the 2009–10 season on loan to Crotone.[4]

On February 2010, Di Matteo agreed to leave Crotone and join Vicenza, this time in a co-ownership bid between Palermo and his new club, for a peppercorn fee of €500.[5][6]

Di Matteo made his second comeback to Palermo on June 2011, as his co-ownership was solved in favour of the rosanero for €200,000.[5] In return Nicola Rigoni was sold back to Vicenza also for €200,000.[5] After failing to make a single appearance with Palermo, he was loaned out to Lecce on 31 January 2012.[7]


  1. ^ "UFFICIALE: Di Matteo al Palermo" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ US Città di Palermo Report and Accounts on 30 June 2008 (Italian)
  3. ^ "Palermo e Atalanta sono già in vacanza" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Ecco Legati, Coresi e Di Matteo" (in Italian). FC Crotone. 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-10. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b c Vicenza Calcio Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian)
  6. ^ "Ultimi movimenti di mercato per i rosa" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  7. ^ "DI MATTEO IN PRESTITO AL LECCE" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012.