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Matteo Contini

Matteo Contini
Personal information
Full name Matteo Contini
Date of birth (1980-04-16) 16 April 1980
Place of birth Gemonio, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Atalanta)
Number 15
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Milan 0 (0)
1999–2000 Livorno (loan) 15 (0)
2000–2001 SPAL (loan) 17 (0)
2001–2002 Monza 25 (0)
2002–2003 L'Aquila 33 (2)
2003–2004 Milan 0 (0)
2003–2004 Avellino (loan) 39 (1)
2004–2007 Parma 89 (2)
2007–2010 Napoli 75 (1)
2010–2011 Zaragoza 39 (1)
2011–2013 Siena 26 (0)
2013– Atalanta 3 (0)
2013–2014 Juve Stabia (loan) 27 (0)
2014– Bari (loan) 28 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Matteo Contini (born 16 April 1980) is an Italian football defender who currently plays for Bari, on loan from Atalanta.


  • Career 1
    • Milan 1.1
    • Parma 1.2
    • Napoli 1.3
    • Zaragoza 1.4
    • Siena 1.5
    • Atalanta 1.6
  • References 2
  • External links 3



He started his professional career in the A.C. Milan youth system. He was then loaned to Serie C1 teams Livorno, SPAL, Monza (also co-ownership) and L'Aquila (also co-ownership) between 1999–2003 and Serie B team Avellino in 2003–04 Serie B season.


His 50% registration rights were bought by Parma in 2004 for €180,000[1] that became full ownership in 2005 for undisclosed fee. Contini played for Parma in 2004–05 UEFA Cup and 2006–07 UEFA Cup.


In 2007 he was signed by S.S.C. Napoli for €3.2 million.[2] Contini played for Napoli in Serie A as well as in Italian Cup, 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup and 2008–09 UEFA Cup.[3]


On 27 January 2010 Contini was loaned to Real Zaragoza with option to purchase.[4][5][6]

On 8 July 2010, Zaragoza made the purchase option, for €2 million[7] and signed Contini on a three-year deal.[8]


On 8 August 2011, after a year and a half in Spain, he returned to Italy, taken from Siena on a season-long loan for €300,000[9][10] with option to buy the registration rights.[11] Contini wore no.80 shirt for 2011–12 Serie A.[12] In July 2012, Contini signed a permanent deal with Siena, which the club declared the total cost including misc cost was €1,374,239.[9] He signed a 2-year contract. Contini changed to wear no.22 in 2012–13 Serie A.[13]


Six months after joining Siena definitively, he joined Atalanta for €1 million.[14][15][16] Contini kept to use no.22 shirt for "blue-black".[17] On 30 August 2013, he went on loan to Juve Stabia.[18]


  1. ^ Parma FC SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2005 (Italian)
  2. ^ SSC Napoli SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2008 (Italian)
  3. ^ La Gazzetta dello Sport 2010 profile (Italian)
  4. ^ "Contini set for Spanish switch". Sky Sports (in Italian). 27 January 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Contini nuevo jugador del Real Zaragoza" (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  6. ^ "Ufficiale: Contini al Real Saragozza" (in Italian). SSC Napoli. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  7. ^ "SSC Napoli 2009–10 Annual Report (page 21 to 40)" (PDF). SSC Napoli (C.C.I.A.A. Archive) (in Italian). Re-Published by ca. January 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Matteo Contini continuará defendiendo al Real Zaragoza" (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  9. ^ a b AC Siena SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2012 (Italian)
  10. ^ "Contini è del Siena Arriva in prestito con diritto di riscatto" (in Italian). AC Siena. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Defender Matteo Contini joins Siena on loan". 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  12. ^ "Contini ha scelto il numero 80, Gazzi il 14" (in Italian). AC Siena. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Scelti i numeri di maglia" (in Italian). AC Siena. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  14. ^ AC Siena SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2013 (Italian)
  15. ^ "Acquisti e cessioni: il riepilogo" (in Italian). Atalanta BC. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Arrivi e cessioni: il bilancio" (in Italian). AC Siena. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Test in famiglia. Primo allenamento a Zingonia per Contini e Livaja" (in Italian). Atalanta BC. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "Contini e Scozzarella alla Juve Stabia" (in Italian). Atalanta BC. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 

External links

  • Lega Serie A profile (Italian)
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