Roberto Di Matteo

Footballer and Football Manager

Roberto Robbie Di Matteo is an Italian former footballer and the interim manager of Chelsea for the remainder of the 2011–12 season. During his playing career as a midfielder, he played for Swiss clubs Schaffhausen, Zürich and Aarau before joining Lazio of Italy and Chelsea of England. He was capped 34 times for Italy, scoring two goals, and played in Euro 1996 and the 1998 World Cup. He retired as a player in February 2002 at the age of 31 following injury problems.… Read More

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    Yahoo News - Apr 05, 2015
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    Yahoo News - Feb 03, 2015
  • Usmnt: Jurgen Klinsmann Reportedly Draws Interest From Switzerland For National Team Coaching Job
    Yahoo News - Nov 05, 2013
  • Soccer Lovely Buzz At Chelsea These Days, Says Lampard
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Roberto Di Matteo.


1970 Birth Born on May 29, 1970.


1991 21 Years Old Born in Switzerland to Italian parents from Paglieta, Chieti, Abruzzo, Di Matteo began his career with Swiss club Schaffhausen, before joining Aarau in 1991.
1993 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He won the Swiss Nationalliga A with Aarau in 1993 and in the same season achieved Switzerland's Player of the Year award.
1994 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Di Matteo made his Italy debut under Arrigo Sacchi on 16 November 1994 in the Stadio La Favorita in Palermo, Sicily. … Read More
His first goal was scored on his 23rd cap, in qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, on 30 April 1997 in a 3-0 win against Poland in Catania.


2008 38 Years Old On 2 July 2008, Di Matteo succeeded former England midfielder Paul Ince as manager of Milton Keynes Dons, after Ince took the manager's job at Premier League club Blackburn Rovers. … Read More
2009 39 Years Old Di Matteo was appointed manager of West Bromwich Albion on 30 June 2009, shortly after their relegation from the Premier League and the exit of former manager Tony Mowbray to Celtic. … Read More


2010 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On the opening day of the 2010–11 Premier League season on 14 August 2010, Di Matteo paid a return visit to Stamford Bridge as head coach of West Bromwich Albion, but saw his side lose 6–0 to Chelsea.
2011 41 Years Old 1 More Event
The majority of fans were still loyal to Di Matteo, but after a 0–3 defeat to Manchester City on 5 February 2011, he was relieved of his duties with immediate effect, and first-team coach Michael Appleton was appointed caretaker manager. … Read More
…  As interim manager of Chelsea, he steered the club to double title success, winning both the 2012 FA Cup and the club's first UEFA Champions League.
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