Matteo Giordano

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Matteo Giordano
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-10-23) 23 October 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Sanremo, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
A.C. Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Internazionale 0 (0)
2003–2004 Castel di Sangro (loan) 10 (1)
2004–2005 Montichiari (loan) 18 (0)
2005–2006 Lugano (loan) 15 (0)
2006–2007 Olbia (loan) 1 (0)
2007–2008 Sanremese ? (?)
Total 44 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Matteo Giordano (born 23 October 1984) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender.


Born in Sanremo, Liguria region, Matteo Giordano started his career at Torino Calcio, then A.C. Milan, Lombardy and played on their Primavera Team.[2]

In summer 2003, he was involved a swap deal with F.C. Internazionale Milano, in which Giordano, Ronny Diuk Toma, Simone Brunelli and Matteo Deinite moved to Internazionale, while Salvatore Ferraro, Alessandro Livi, Giuseppe Ticli and Marco Varaldi moved to A.C. Milan. Later, the deal was criticized by the press as making false profit on the balance sheet, as the transfer fees were paid via player exchange, but in the balance sheet, the nominal value could be adjusted by two clubs. The tactic is commonly used to make the transfer fees larger in Italian football.[3][4]

He then left on loan to Castel di Sangro, A.C. Montichiari[5] and Olbia[6] at Serie C2, and Lugano at Swiss Challenge League.[7]

In June 2007, the co-ownership agreement ended with Inter fully contracted with Giordano,[8] but he was released to join hometown club Sanremese of Serie D.


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  2. ^ "PRIMAVERA DERBY – POTENZA AND KALLON SCORE IN INTER'S 2–1 WIN AGAINST AC MILAN". 16 November 2002. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Inter and AC Milan chiefs face new probe". ESPN Soccernet. Reuters. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  4. ^ "L'insulto: "Sei una plusvalenza"" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 20 January 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  5. ^ "EIGHT TRANSFERS OFFICIAL". 6 August 2004. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  6. ^ "FIVE PLAYERS OUT ON LOAN". 7 July 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  7. ^ "YOUTH SECTOR PLAYERS ON THE MOVE". 1 July 2005. Retrieved 2010-01-25. .
  8. ^ "Transfer market: co-ownership deals". 20 June 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 

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