Luca Di Matteo

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Luca Di Matteo
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Personal information
Date of birth (1988-02-25) 25 February 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Pescara, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Right / Left midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 21
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 8 (0)
2014–2015 Teramo 21 (0)
2015–2016 Virtus Lanciano 0 (0)
2016– Latina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:36, 3 September 2015 (UTC).

Luca Di Matteo (born 25 February 1988) is an Italian footballer who currently plays for Latina.


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] He then returned to Vicenza on August 2012 after being deemed as surplus to requirements from Palermo, and played one season in Serie B and the first half of the 2013–14 season in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

In January 2014, he left Vicenza for Serie B club Padova, amassing only a total eight appearances for the club, and suffering a second consecutive relegation. He successively found himself without a club after Padova was excluded from the Italian league system due to financial issues.


  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.