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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  • Villa Appoint Bruce As Di Matteo Successor
    Yahoo News - Oct 12, 2016
  • Sacked Di Matteo Predicts Bright Future For Villa
    Yahoo News - Oct 05, 2016
  • Troubled Aston Villa Sack Di Matteo
    Yahoo News - Oct 03, 2016
  • Schalke, Augsburg Suffer Champions League Setback
    Yahoo News - Apr 05, 2015


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 Schaffhausen 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 Di Matteo made his Italy debut under Arrigo Sacchi on 16 November 1994 in the Stadio La Favorita in Palermo.
1996 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He came on as a 55th-minute substitute for Demetrio Albertini as Italy lost 2–1 to Croatia in qualification for UEFA Euro 1996.He made his first start in his second cap, a friendly 3–1 victory over Turkey on 21 December 1994 in the Stadio Adriatico in Pescara.
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 Naples.


2008 38 Years Old On 2 July 2008, Di Matteo succeeded former England midfielder Paul Ince as manager of Milton Keynes Dons on a one-year contract, 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. … Read More
2011 41 Years Old 1 More Event
One day 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
Di Matteo began his managerial career with Milton Keynes Dons and West Bromwich Albion. As caretaker manager of Chelsea, he steered the club to double title success, winning both the FA Cup and the club's first UEFA Champions League title in 2012, but was dismissed later that year. … Read More
2013 43 Years Old In November 2013, it was reported that Di Matteo was still being paid £130,000-a-week by Chelsea because the two parties had never agreed on a pay-off settlement and that he would continue to be paid in full until June 2014 unless he took another job before then.
2014 44 Years Old On 7 October 2014, Di Matteo was hired as the successor to Jens Keller at Schalke 04. … Read More
2015 45 Years Old He resigned on 26 May 2015 after the team qualified for the UEFA Europa League by finishing sixth, following a run of two wins in ten matches which cost them a place in the Champions League.
2016 46 Years Old 1 More Event
On 2 June 2016, Di Matteo was appointed the manager of newly relegated Championship club Aston Villa, working under the new chairman Tony Xia. … Read More
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