Alessandro Matri (3 Viewers)

May 22, 2007
37,256
#1
Full name Alessandro Matri
Date of birth 19 August 1984 (1984-08-19) (age 26)
Place of birth Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward

Biography

AC Milan

Born in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Lombardy, Matri started his career at A.C. Milan (30 km away from Sant'Angelo Lodigiano) and played his first Serie A match as a starter on 24 May 2003, the 3rd last match of the season before the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final and 2003 Coppa Italia Final. The match Piacenza Calcio was won by Milan 4–2, as Milan rested almost all the regular starters. Matri didn't score in that match, partnered with Michele Piccolo and replaced by Roberto Bortolotto in the 71st minute.[3] In the next season, he played all the time at Primavera (U20) Team and has not played in the first team. In the 2004–05 and 2005–06 seasons, he left on loan to Prato (along with Piccolo) and Lumezzane, played 64 Serie C1 matches.

In 2005–06 season, he left for Rimini along with Digão.

Cagliari

In June 2007, as part of David Suazo's deal to Milan, he left for Cagliari in co-ownership deal (Suazo eventually joined city rival Internazionale). He partnered with Robert Acquafresca, which Internazionale sent him to the Sardinia as part of Suazo's deal. The young strikers scored 16 goals for the team, ahead midfielder Pasquale Foggia and Daniele Conti (both 5 goals). Their replacement, Jeda and Larrivey, scored 3 goals in half season and 1 goal in full season respectively.

In the next season, Matri became the 3rd choice, as Jeda and Acquafresca netted more goals. But he also scored 6 goals in 31 matches, but only 11 of them as starter.

After the exit of Acquafresca, Matri became the starting pair along with Jeda, with new signing Nenê, the 2008–09 Portuguese Liga top-scorer, played as substitute. He is the team top-scorer, having scored 12 league goals, ahead Nenê (7 goals) and Jeda (6 goals. At the start of the 10/11 season he was re-united with Acquafresca as he re-joined Cagliari. Matri and Acquafresca have scored 4 goals in 6 games and 1 goal in 1 game in the league respectively so far. On the 31st of January 2011, the last day of the Italian transfer window, Juve acquired Matri on loan with a buying clause of 15 million euros. Cagliari also recieved half of Lorenzo Ariaudo as part of the deal.

Juventus

On January 31st, 2011 Matri moved to Juventus on loan till the end of the season with an option to buy worth 15.5 Million Euros, also the half of Lorenzo Ariaudo the young defenders contract was included in the trade which was worth 2.5 Million Euros. Matri has scored 11 serie A goals this season, "2010/2011", with Cagliari before he joined the bianconeri. The final transfer fee is payable in three installments.
 

adriano_c

Senior Member
May 26, 2009
6,540
#2
Beat me to it!

Here's his info.

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Full name Alessandro Matri
Date of birth 19 August 1984 (1984-08-19) (age 26)
Place of birth Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward​

Biography

AC Milan

Born in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Lombardy, Matri started his career at A.C. Milan (30 km away from Sant'Angelo Lodigiano) and played his first Serie A match as a starter on 24 May 2003, the 3rd last match of the season before the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final and 2003 Coppa Italia Final. The match Piacenza Calcio was won by Milan 4–2, as Milan rested almost all the regular starters. Matri didn't score in that match, partnered with Michele Piccolo and replaced by Roberto Bortolotto in the 71st minute.[3] In the next season, he played all the time at Primavera (U20) Team and has not played in the first team. In the 2004–05 and 2005–06 seasons, he left on loan to Prato (along with Piccolo) and Lumezzane, played 64 Serie C1 matches.

In 2005–06 season, he left for Rimini along with Digão.

Cagliari

In June 2007, as part of David Suazo's deal to Milan, he left for Cagliari in co-ownership deal (Suazo eventually joined city rival Internazionale). He partnered with Robert Acquafresca, which Internazionale sent him to the Sardinia as part of Suazo's deal. The young strikers scored 16 goals for the team, ahead midfielder Pasquale Foggia and Daniele Conti (both 5 goals). Their replacement, Jeda and Larrivey, scored 3 goals in half season and 1 goal in full season respectively.

In the next season, Matri became the 3rd choice, as Jeda and Acquafresca netted more goals. But he also scored 6 goals in 31 matches, but only 11 of them as starter.

After the exit of Acquafresca, Matri became the starting pair along with Jeda, with new signing Nenê, the 2008–09 Portuguese Liga top-scorer, played as substitute. He is the team top-scorer, having scored 12 league goals, ahead Nenê (7 goals) and Jeda (6 goals. At the start of the 10/11 season he was re-united with Acquafresca as he re-joined Cagliari. Matri and Acquafresca have scored 4 goals in 6 games and 1 goal in 1 game in the league respectively so far. On the 31st of January 2011, the last day of the Italian transfer window, Juve acquired Matri on loan with a buying clause of 15 million euros. Cagliari also recieved half of Lorenzo Ariaudo as part of the deal.

Juventus

On January 31st, 2011 Matri moved to Juventus on loan till the end of the season with an option to buy worth 15.5 Million Euros, also the half of Lorenzo Ariaudo the young defenders contract was included in the trade which was worth 2.5 Million Euros. Matri has scored 11 serie A goals this season, "2010/2011", with Cagliari before he joined the bianconeri. The final transfer fee is payable in three installments.
 

B3N

Floro Fckin' Flores
May 16, 2010
5,151
#3
Yeah I was about to make this thread!! haha

I like this move.. a bit overpriced tho but better than nothing.
This guy just needs to perform on a consistent basis and pull off a Quagy for us.
 

Gian

COME HOME MOGGI
Apr 12, 2009
15,313
#14
15m Quag if bought, 17M Matri. 12M Martinez.

Could've gotten ourselves Dzeko - Del Piero/Giovinco frontline for the same amount of money.
 

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