Matteo Rubin

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Matteo Rubin
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-07-09) 9 July 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Bassano del Grappa, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Modena
Number 33
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Cittadella 24 (0)
2007–2012 Torino 58 (1)
2010–2011 Bologna (loan) 29 (0)
2011 Parma (loan) 4 (0)
2012 Bologna (loan) 10 (1)
2012–2014 Siena 25 (0)
2013–2014 Verona (loan) 0 (0)
2014 Chievo (loan) 9 (0)
2014– Modena 0 (0)
National team
2007 Italy U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 September 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Matteo Rubin (born 9 July 1987 in Bassano del Grappa) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Modena. Matteo is a strong running left-back who is as keen to get forward as he is tenacious in his defending. He has a strong left foot which is put to good use at free kicks and corners.

Club career[edit]

Matteo Rubin signed his first professional footballing contract for Serie C1 team Cittadella before signing for Torino in Serie A.[1] When becoming a first team regular Matteo suffered a ligament injury to his left knee which kept him out of the season for 6 months, sustained while playing for Italy U21 team against Greece.[2]

In August 2010 he was loaned to Bologna, in exchange with Marco Bernacci.[3]

The following August, having returned to Torino, he moved on loan to Parma, who were without a recognised left-back after the departure of Luca Antonelli seven months earlier and Marco Pisano earlier that summer.[4] Midfielders Massimo Gobbi and Francesco Modesto had previous filled in in that position.

On 3 January 2012, Bologna announced that Rubin returned to the club on loan for the remainder of the season.[5] On 11 March, he scored a calamitous own goal against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.

After returning from his loan spell at Bologna, Torino sold the rights to Rubin in co-ownership to Siena.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Il Torino acquista Rubin". Torino FC (in Italian). 3 July 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Matteo Rubin suffers injury". www.teamtalk.com. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Bernacci al Toro". Torino FC (in Italian). 20 August 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Matteo Rubin al Parma" [Matteo Rubin to Parma]. Parma F.C. (fcparma.com). 6 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rubin torna al Bologna" [Rubin returns to Bologna]. Bologna FC 1909 (in Italian). 3 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  6. ^ accessdate=13 July 2012 "Il saluto di Rubin". Torino FC (in Italian). 13 July 2012.