Matteo Darmian

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Matteo Darmian
20150616 - Portugal - Italie - Genève - Matteo Darmian 1.jpg
Darmian playing with Italy in 2015
Personal information
Full name Matteo Darmian[1]
Date of birth (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Legnano, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Full-back
Club information
Current team
Manchester United
Number 36
Youth career
2001–2009 Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Milan 4 (0)
2009–2010 Padova (loan) 20 (1)
2010–2011 Palermo 11 (0)
2011–2015 Torino 133 (3)
2015– Manchester United 39 (1)
National team
2006 Italy U17 7 (0)
2006 Italy U18 5 (0)
2007–2008 Italy U19 11 (0)
2008–2009 Italy U20 7 (0)
2009 Italy U21 1 (0)
2014– Italy 28 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017

Matteo Darmian (Italian pronunciation: [matˈtɛo darˈmjan]; born 2 December 1989) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a full-back for Premier League club Manchester United and the Italy national team.[2]

He began his career at Milan, making his Serie A debut at age 17. In 2009, he joined Padova, whom he helped avoid relegation from Serie B in his only season there. He then returned to Serie A with Palermo, and one year later, Torino, where he played for four seasons. He moved to Manchester United in July 2015, winning the FA Cup in his first season with the club.

Darmian made his senior debut for the Italy national team in May 2014, and represented his nation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.

Early life[edit]

Darmian grew up playing football in the main square in Rescaldina[3] and was trained by his father, Giovanni, who was one of the coaches of Oratorio team, U.S. CARCOR, where players such as Marco Simone and Luigi Pogliana also played.[4][5][6] His first real break came when he was spotted by Beniamino Abate, a former goalkeeper tasked with scouting Lombardy for young talent by Milan.[3]

Club career[edit]

Milan[edit]

In 2000, he joined Milan's youth system.[7][8] He made his first-team debut for the Rossoneri on 28 November 2006, aged only 16, in the Coppa Italia against Brescia, replacing Kakha Kaladze at half-time.[9]

He made his debut in Serie A at the age of 17, in Milan – Udinese (2–3) of 19 May 2007[9] when he entered in the 67th minute to replace Giuseppe Favalli. During the 2007–08 season he became the leader and captain of the A.C. Milan Primavera, collecting another appearance for the first-team in the Coppa Italia. The following season, the 19-year-old defender collected an additional three league appearances. He ended his experience at Milan with four appearances in the top flight.

Padova (loan)[edit]

On 17 July 2009, Darmian moved to Serie B club Padova until the end of the 2009–10 season.[10] He made his official debut for the club on 28 November, in a home loss against Vicenza.[11] He went on making 20 appearances and scoring one goal, as Padova finished the season in 19th place and subsequently won the relegation play–off against Triestina.

Palermo[edit]

Darmian playing for Palermo against CSKA Moscow in 2010

On 11 July 2010, it was announced that Matteo Darmian would join Palermo's pre-season training camp in Austria, after Milan and the Sicilian Serie A club agreed in principle about a transfer move involving him.[12] The move, unveiled as a co-ownership bid, was officially announced by Palermo the next day.[13] The fee was €800,000.[14] Darmian made his debut for the rosanero on 16 September 2010 in a Europa League game against Sparta Prague (2–3), which also earned him his debut in European competition. His Palermo league debut was during the fourth game of the season, coming on for Javier Pastore in a 3–1 win against Juventus.[15] On 6 February 2011 he played his first game as a starter in the league away at Lecce (4–2), but was substituted in the 33rd minute due to injury.[16] He finished the season with 16 appearances among Serie A, Europa League and Coppa Italia.

Torino[edit]

After Milan and Palermo renewed the co-ownership on 23 June 2011,[17][18] on 12 July he was officially loaned to Torino in Serie B.[19] He made his debut for the Granata on 13 August 2011 in the second round of Coppa Italia against Lumezzane;[20] and scored his first goal on 30 October against Empoli, allowing his team to win 2–1.[21] On 13 November he was injured against Bari (1–1) and sidelined for five games.[22] At the end of the season he was promoted to Serie A, having played 33 games in the league and one in Coppa Italia.[23]

On 20 June 2012 Palermo redeemed his 50% share from Milan for €500,000[24][25][26] and on 5 July, his return to Torino was formulised under a co-ownership agreement for €825,000.[25][27] With Torino he played 30 games in Serie A and two in Coppa Italia. On 20 June 2013 Torino redeemed the remainder of his contract from Palermo for €1.5 million.[27][28]

In the 2013–14 season he played 37 games in Serie A for Torino, who finished 7th and qualified for the Europa League after Parma failed to obtain a UEFA license.[29] He featured in the Serie A Team of the Year, along with teammate, Ciro Immobile.[30] On 18 May 2014 he made his 100th appearance for Torino during the 2–2 draw away to Fiorentina.[31]

In his first appearance of the 2014–15 season, on 7 August 2014, he scored his first goal in European competition against Sweden's IF Brommapojkarna, valid for the second leg of the 2014–15 Europa League third qualifying round, won 4–0 in Turin (7–0 on aggregate).[32] On 29 October he scored his first goal in Serie A to secure a 1–0 win over Parma,[33] before returning to the score-sheet on 11 December in the Europa League group stage, won 5–1 away at Copenhagen.[34] On 26 February 2015 he scored the match-winner against Athletic Bilbao,[35] qualifying Torino for the round of 16 after a historic victory 3–2 in Spain.[36] He concluded the season with 47 appearances and five goals between Serie A, Europe and the Coppa Italia.[23]

In total, he played 151 matches and scored six goals for Torino.[23]

Manchester United[edit]

On 11 July 2015, Darmian signed for English club Manchester United for an undisclosed fee, believed to be £12.7 million. He signed a four-year contract with an option to extend it for a further year.[37] He made his debut for the club against Club América during preseason on 17 July 2015, playing the first 45 minutes, with United winning 1–0.[38] He made his Premier League debut on 8 August as the season opened with a 1–0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, with manager Louis van Gaal selecting his performance as the best of the match.[39]

On 10 September 2015, Darmian earned his first official accolade at the club, after he was voted Manchester United's August 2015 player of the month. "It's important to know this is from the fans," Matteo told United's official website. "I want to thank them. I am happy. I also want to thank my team-mates and everyone at the club for making me feel welcome."[40]

In his twenty-seventh league appearance of the 2015–16 season, on 20 April 2016, Matteo scored his first Manchester United and Premier League goal, a powerful volley from the edge of the penalty area, in a 2–0 victory against Crystal Palace.[41] He was presented with the club's Man of the Match award for his performance in this fixture and hailed his 55th-minute strike as the best goal of his career, thus far.[42] His cross, in the fourth minute of play, had also previously forced an own goal from Damien Delaney.[43]

International career[edit]

Darmian in action in a June 2015 friendly match in Geneva, Switzerland.

After playing for Italy at under-17 and under-18, he was called up to the under-19 squad, led by Francesco Rocca in July 2008. At the UEFA European U-19 Championship he played in the starting lineup, always in the role of a right full-back. In 2009, he took part in the Mediterranean Games, playing seven games for the under-20 side. On 25 March 2009, he made his debut for the Italy U-21 side in a friendly match against Austria (2–2), played in Vienna. From 10 to 12 March 2014, he was called up to the senior national team by coach Cesare Prandelli as part of an internship to evaluate young players ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup,[44] confirmed on the next meeting between 14 and 15 April.[45]

Given his excellent season with Torino,[46] on 13 May 2014, he was included in the list of 30 provisional players for the 2014 World Cup.[47] He made his debut for the Azzurri on 31 May 2014, at age 24, playing as a right-back in a friendly match with Ireland (0–0) held in London.[2] The following day, he was included in the list of 23 players selected for the World Cup.[48] On 14 June, he made his debut at the World Cup, playing as a starter in Italy's opening game against England, won 2–1.[49] He also played the next two games against Costa Rica and Uruguay, both lost 1–0 with Italy failing to qualify for the next round.

In early 2015 he was awarded with the Pallone Azzurro as the best player of the national team for 2014.[50] On 10 October of that year, he scored his first international goal, which was the final one of a 3–1 away win over Azerbaijan which sealed Italy's qualification to UEFA Euro 2016.[51] On 31 May 2016, he was named to Conte's 23-man Italy squad for Euro 2016.[52] In the round of 16 of the tournament, at Stade de France in Paris on 27 June, he came off the bench and set-up Graziano Pellè's 91st minute volley to give the Azzurri a 2–0 win over defending champions Spain.[53] On 2 July, he missed Italy's final penalty in a 6–5 shoot-out defeat to reigning World Cup champions Germany in the quarter-finals of the competition.[54]

Style of play[edit]

Although he started his career as a centre-back, and has occasionally continued to be used in this role, in recent years Darmian has predominantly played as a full-back or wing-back; due to his ability with both feet, he is capable of playing on either flank, although he prefers to be deployed the right side of the pitch. An intelligent, dynamic, hard-working, and versatile player, he is known for his good quality of offensive and defensive play, as well as his tactical awareness, pace, and stamina, attributes which allow him to cover the wing effectively and provide width to his team when attacking; his professionalism, as well as his promising and consistent performances in his youth, led him to be compared to several esteemed Italian former full-backs, such as Antonio Cabrini and Paolo Maldini.[55][56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63][64] During the 2012–13, Darmian made the most tackles per game (5.3) across Europe's top five leagues.[65]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 19 March 2017[66]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milan 2006–07 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Padova (loan) 2009–10 20 1 0 0 2[a] 0 22 1
Total 20 1 0 0 2 0 22 1
Palermo 2010–11 11 0 1 0 4[b] 0 16 0
Total 11 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 16 0
Torino 2011–12 33 1 1 0 34 1
2012–13 30 0 2 0 32 0
2013–14 37 0 1 0 38 0
2014–15 33 2 1 0 13[b] 3 47 5
Total 133 3 5 0 13 3 151 6
Manchester United 2015–16 28 1 3 0 1 0 7 0 39 1
2016–17 11 0 1 0 2 0 3[b] 0 0 0 17 0
Total 39 1 4 0 3 0 10 0 0 0 54 1
Career total 207 5 11 0 3 0 27 3 2 0 248 8
  1. ^ All appearances in Relegation Serie B
  2. ^ a b c All appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 28 March 2017[67]
Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 9 0
2015 10 1
2016 8 0
2017 1 0
Total 28 1

International goals[edit]

As of match played 15 November 2016. Scores and results list Italy's goal tally first.[67]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 October 2015 Baku National Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan
3–1
3–1
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Manchester United[23]

Individual[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes cup competitions such as Coppa Italia and FA Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League – Squad List 2015/16" (PDF). Premier League. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Italia-Irlanda 0–0: il tabellino della gara". tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Italy's Darmian living the dream". 
  4. ^ "Matteo Darmian e Francesca, tutti i gossip e vita privata del calciatore dei Mondiali 2014". gossippiu.com. gossippiu. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Da Rescaldina al Brasile" (in Italian). Prealpina.it. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Cristiana Mariani. "Darmian il predestinato: "Ha un dono naturale". La Carcor di Rescaldina si gode il suo Matteo" (in Italian). ilgiorno.it. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Brochure Pre Palermo-Inter, Unione Sportiva Città di Palermo, 17 September 2010, p. 5.
  8. ^ "Giovanissimi Nazionali 2003/2004". acmilan.com (in Italian). Associazione Calcio Milan. Archived from the original on 6 June 2004. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "A.C. Milan – Matteo Darmian". ACMilan.com (in Italian). A.C. Milan. Archived from the original on 2 July 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "Il baby rossonero Darmian in prestito al Padova". padovacalcio.it (in Italian). Padova Calcio. 1 September 2009. Archived from the original on 23 August 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  11. ^ "Padova–Vicenza 1–2". padovacalcio.it (in Italian). Padova Calcio. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2009. [dead link]
  12. ^ "DA DOMANI I ROSA IN RITIRO" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 11 July 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "MATTEO DARMIAN AL PALERMO" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "AC Milan Group 2010 Annual Report" (PDF). AC Milan (in Italian). April 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "JUVENTUS 1 – 3 PALERMO". legaseriea.it (in Italian). Lega Serie A. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "PER DARMIAN DISTRAZIONE MUSCOLARE". palermocalcio.it (in Italian). Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "RISOL. ACC. PART.". Legaseriea.it. p. 2. Archived from the original (pdf) on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "COMUNICATO COMPARTECIPAZIONI" [Darmian and Glik loaned to Torino]. palermocalcio.it (in Italian). Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Darmian e Glik ceduti al Torino". palermocalcio.it (in Italian). U.S. Città di Palermo. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "TORINO VS. LUMEZZANE 1 – 0". soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Torino-Empoli 2 1". legaserieb.it (in Italian). lega serie b. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "torino grave infortunio per lex rosanero darmian". tuttopalermo.net. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  23. ^ a b c d "M. Darmian". soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  24. ^ AC Milan Group 2012 annual report Archived 1 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  25. ^ a b "Palermo, Succi al Cesena e Darmian al Torino". tuttopalermo.net (in Italian). Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "Partecipazioni" (PDF) (in Italian). Legaseriea.it. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2013. 
  27. ^ a b US Città di Palermo SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013, PDF purchased from CCIAA (in Italian)
  28. ^ "GLIK E DARMIAN COMPROPRIETA' RISOLTE A FAVORE DEL TORINO". U.S. Citta' di Palermo. 
  29. ^ "Why Manchester United won't get Darmian in January". Here Is The City. 
  30. ^ "Serie A, Gran Galà del Calcio Aic. Tutte le frasi e i premi". www.tuttosport.com. 15 December 2014. 
  31. ^ "FIORENTINA VS. TORINO 2 – 2". soccerway.com. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  32. ^ "TORINO VS. BROMMAPOJKARNA 4 – 0". soccerway.com. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  33. ^ "Torino vs. Parma - 29 October 2014 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. 
  34. ^ "Copenaghen-Torino 1-5 - Calcio - Sportmediaset". Sportmediaset.it. 
  35. ^ "Athletic Bilbao vs. Torino - 26 febbraio 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. 
  36. ^ "Athletic Bilbao-Torino 2-3: Darmian manda i granata agli ottavi". Repubblica.it. 26 February 2015. 
  37. ^ "Matteo Darmian: Man Utd sign Torino and Italy defender". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 11 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  38. ^ Hibbs, Ben (18 July 2015). "Four new signings shine against Club America". manutd.com. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  39. ^ Magowan, Alistair (8 August 2015). "Man Utd 1–0 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  40. ^ "Matteo Darmian wins Manchester United's Player of the Month award - Official Manchester United Website". manutd.com. 
  41. ^ "Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 
  42. ^ "Darmian hails best goal of his career - Official Manchester United Website". manutd.com. 
  43. ^ "Matteo Darmian stunner seals Man United win over Crystal Palace". ESPN FC. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  44. ^ "STAGE A ROMA DAL 10 AL 12 MARZO: SONO 31 I CONVOCATI DI PRANDELLI". figc.it (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  45. ^ "TEST A COVERCIANO: PRIMA CHIAMATA PER ROMULO E BERARDI, TORNA CASSANO". figc.it (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  46. ^ "La vera storia di Darmian: freccia Torino, al Milan con Abate senior...". Goal.com. 
  47. ^ "ECCO I 30 PRE-CONVOCATI PER IL MONDIALE. IL 19 MAGGIO IL RADUNO". figc.it. Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  48. ^ "PRANDELLI HA SCELTO: ECCO I 23 AZZURRI CHE PARTIRANNO PER IL BRASILE". figc.it (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  49. ^ McNulty, Phil (14 June 2014). "Italy 2–1 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  50. ^ "Il torinista Darmian vince il pallone azzurro". Quotidiano Piemontese. 
  51. ^ "Azerbaijan 1-3 Italy". BBC Sport. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  52. ^ "OFFICIAL: Italy squad for Euro 2016". Football Italia. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  53. ^ Foulerton, Jim (27 June 2016). "Dominant Italy brush aside champions Spain". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  54. ^ Adams, Sam (2 July 2016). "Hector the shoot-out hero as Germany finally defeat Italy". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  55. ^ "Speciale giovani talenti: Matteo Darmian, il nuovo Cabrini" (in Italian). Tutto Calcio News. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  56. ^ "Matteo Darmian Can Be Italy's Secret Weapon by Following in Cabrini's Footsteps". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  57. ^ "Here's where England v Italy was won and lost". The Score. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  58. ^ "Why Losing Mattia De Sciglio Isn't a Major Problem for Italy and Prandelli". Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  59. ^ Giovanni Chinnici (3 February 2011). "Palermo, Darmian piacevole sorpresa". tuttopalermo.net (in Italian). Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  60. ^ "Darmian provides Italy hope". Football Italia. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  61. ^ Luca Persico (2 June 2014). "Italy's World Cup 23". Football Italia. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  62. ^ Andrea Tallarita (3 June 2016). "Dear Matteo Darmian". Football Italia. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  63. ^ "Who is Manchester United's new signing Matteo Darmian?". Sky Sports. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  64. ^ James Ducker (15 June 2016). "Italy hail the new 'special one' Antonio Conte". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  65. ^ "Player Focus: Torino's Matteo Darmian is Europe's best tackler". whoscored.com. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  66. ^ "M. Darmian". soccerway.com. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  67. ^ a b "Matteo Darmian". EU Football. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  68. ^ "Serie A, Gran Galà del Calcio Aic. Tutte le frasi e i premi" (in Italian). Tuttosport. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  69. ^ "Oscar del Calcio, dominio Juve. Buffon: "Donnarumma ha doti da grande"" [Serie A Oscars, Juve dominate. Buffon: "Donnarumma has the characteristics to be great"] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  70. ^ "A DARMIAN IL "PALLONE AZZURRO 2014", TRA LE DONNE LA VINCITRICE È ROSUCCI" (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 

External links[edit]