Matteo Contini

Matteo Contini (born 16 April 1980) is an Italian football coach and former defender.

Matteo Contini
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Personal information
Date of birth (1980-04-16) 16 April 1980 (age 42)
Place of birth Gemonio, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Milan 0 (0)
1999–2000Livorno (loan) 15 (0)
2000–2001SPAL (loan) 17 (0)
2001–2002 Monza 25 (0)
2002–2003 L'Aquila 33 (2)
2003–2004 Milan 0 (0)
2003–2004Avellino (loan) 39 (1)
2004–2007 Parma 89 (2)
2007–2010 Napoli 75 (1)
2010–2011 Zaragoza 39 (1)
2011–2013 Siena 26 (0)
2013–2017 Atalanta 3 (0)
2013–2014Juve Stabia (loan) 27 (0)
2014–2015Bari (loan) 28 (0)
2015–2016Bari (loan) 18 (0)
2016–2017Ternana (loan) 21 (0)
2017 Carrarese 0 (0)
2017–2018 Pergolettese 10 (0)
Managerial career
2018–2019 Pergolettese
2020 Pergolettese
2021–2022 Giana Erminio
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Playing careerEdit

MilanEdit

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

ParmaEdit

His 50% registration rights was bought by Parma in 2004 for €180,000 fee[1][2] that became full ownership in 2005 for an additional fee of €400,000.[3] Contini played for Parma in 2004–05 UEFA Cup and 2006–07 UEFA Cup.

NapoliEdit

In 2007, he was signed by S.S.C. Napoli for €3.2 million.[4] Contini played for Napoli in Serie A as well as in Italian Cup, 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup and 2008–09 UEFA Cup.[5]

ZaragozaEdit

On 27 January 2010 Contini was loaned to Real Zaragoza with option to purchase.[6][7][8]

On 8 July 2010, Zaragoza made the purchase option, for €2 million[9] and signed Contini on a three-year deal.[10]

SienaEdit

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[11][12] with option to buy the registration rights.[13] Contini wore no.80 shirt for 2011–12 Serie A.[14] In July 2012, Contini signed a permanent deal with Siena, which the club declared the total cost including misc cost was €1,374,239.[11] He signed a 2-year contract. Contini changed to wear no.22 in 2012–13 Serie A.[15]

AtalantaEdit

Six months after joining Siena definitively, he joined Atalanta for €1 million in an initial 3+12-year contract.[16][17][18] Contini kept to use no.22 shirt for "blue-black".[19] On 30 August 2013, he went on loan to Juve Stabia.[20]

In the next 3 seasons, he was loaned to Bari (twice)[21][22][23] and Ternana.[24][25]

He retired in 2018 after a season with Serie D amateurs Pergolettese.

Coaching careerEdit

After his retirement, he stayed at Pergolettese as a youth coach. On 6 November 2018 he was promoted head coach of the Serie D club, and guided his club to promotion to Serie C by the end of the season. He was dismissed on 12 November 2019 after the club started their Serie C season with 5 draws and 9 losses in the first 14 games.[26] He was re-hired by Pergolettese on 19 June 2020.[27] He resigned from Pergolettese on 15 November 2020.[28]

On 11 November 2021, he was hired by Serie C club Giana Erminio.[29] After suffering relegation to Serie D following to a 2–4 aggregate loss Trento in the playoffs, on 27 May 2022 Giana Erminio announced Contini's departure from the club.[30]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A.C. Milan S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2004, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  2. ^ Parma F.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2005, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  3. ^ A.C. Milan S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2005, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  4. ^ SSC Napoli SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2008 (in Italian)
  5. ^ La Gazzetta dello Sport 2010 profile (in Italian)
  6. ^ "Contini set for Spanish switch". Sky Sports (in Italian). 27 January 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Contini nuevo jugador del Real Zaragoza" (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 2010-01-27. Archived from the original on 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-01-28.
  8. ^ "Ufficiale: Contini al Real Saragozza" (in Italian). SSC Napoli. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-01-28.
  9. ^ S.S.C. Napoli S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2010 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  10. ^ "Matteo Contini continuará defendiendo al Real Zaragoza" (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 2010-07-08. Archived from the original on 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  11. ^ a b AC Siena SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2012 (in Italian)
  12. ^ "Contini è del Siena Arriva in prestito con diritto di riscatto" (in Italian). AC Siena. 8 August 2011. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Defender Matteo Contini joins Siena on loan". Mail.com. 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  14. ^ "Contini ha scelto il numero 80, Gazzi il 14" (in Italian). AC Siena. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Scelti i numeri di maglia" (in Italian). AC Siena. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  16. ^ AC Siena SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2013 (in Italian)
  17. ^ "Acquisti e cessioni: il riepilogo" (in Italian). Atalanta BC. 31 January 2013. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  18. ^ "Arrivi e cessioni: il bilancio" (in Italian). AC Siena. 31 January 2013. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  19. ^ "Test in famiglia. Primo allenamento a Zingonia per Contini e Livaja" (in Italian). Atalanta BC. 31 January 2013. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  20. ^ "Contini e Scozzarella alla Juve Stabia" (in Italian). Atalanta BC. 30 August 2013. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  21. ^ "Arrivano De Luca e Contini dall'Atalanta" (Press release) (in Italian). F.C. Bari 1908. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  22. ^ "Mercato: Contini ancora al Bari" (Press release) (in Italian). F.C. Bari 1908. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  23. ^ "Mercato Atalanta, Matteo Contini in prestito al Bari" (Press release) (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  24. ^ "Dall'Atalanta arriva il difensore Matteo Contini" (Press release) (in Italian). Ternana Calcio. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  25. ^ "Il riepilogo di tutte le operazioni fatte" (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  26. ^ "ESONERATO MATTEO CONTINI. IL COMMENTO DEL PRESIDENTE MARINELLI" (Press release) (in Italian). Pergolettese. 12 November 2019.
  27. ^ "RICONFERMATO MATTEO CONTINI" (in Italian). Pergolettese. 19 June 2020.
  28. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE" [Press Release] (in Italian). Pergolettese. 15 November 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  29. ^ "Matteo Contini è il nuovo allenatore della Giana Erminio" (in Italian). Giana Erminio. 11 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  30. ^ "Giana Erminio, è addio con Contini: non sarà lui il tecnico della prossima stagione" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 27 May 2022. Retrieved 27 May 2022.

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