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Matteo Gabbia (born 21 October 1999) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Lucchese on loan from Milan.

Matteo Gabbia
Personal information
Full name Matteo Gabbia
Date of birth (1999-10-21) 21 October 1999 (age 19)
Place of birth Busto Arsizio, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Lucchese (on loan from Milan)
Number 18
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Milan 0 (0)
2018–Lucchese (loan) 29 (1)
National team
2014–2015 Italy U-16 13 (3)
2015–2016 Italy U-17 17 (2)
2016–2017 Italy U-18 4 (4)
2016–2018 Italy U-19 21 (3)
2018– Italy U-20 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2019


Club careerEdit


A Milan's youth academy graduate, Gabbia received his first ever call-up to the senior team by head coach Vincenzo Montella ahead of a home Serie A game against Roma played on 7 May 2017; he, however, remained an unused substitute. He made his first appearance for the club on 24 August 2017 in a Europa League qualifier against Shkëndija as a 73rd-minute substitute for Manuel Locatelli.[1]

Loan to LuccheseEdit

On 31 August 2018, Gabbia was loaned to Serie C club Lucchese on a season-long loan deal.[2] On 16 September he made his Serie C debut in a 1–0 home defeat against Arezzo, he played the entire match.[3] Eleven days later, on 27 September, he scored his first professional goal for Lucchese in the 47th minute of a 2–2 home draw against Carrarese.[4] Gabbia ended his season-long loan to Lucchese with 30 appearances, all as a starter, he was replaced only 2 time, and he scored 1 goal.[5]

International careerEdit

He represented Italy at the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, they did not advance from the group stage.

He played in two group-stage games for Italy U-19 at the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where Italy was the runner-up. He stayed on the bench in the semifinals and final.

Style of playEdit

Gabbia has been described as a very versatile player. Having started his youth career as a defensive or central midfielder, he later switched to deeper roles, such as a centre-back, in either a three or four-man defensive line. Besides his ball-winning abilities, Gabbia also retains playmaking attributes and tends to join the attacking play when opportunities present themselves.[6]

Career statisticsEdit


As of 26 May 2019
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milan 2017–18 Serie A 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Lucchese (loan) 2018–19 Serie C 29 1 0 0 1[b] 0 30 1
Career total 29 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 31 1
  1. ^ All appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ All appearance(s) in Serie C play-out.



Italy U19


  1. ^ "Shkëndija - Milan game report". UEFA. 24 August 2017.
  2. ^ "UFFICIALE: Lucchese, dal Milan arriva il jolly Gabbia -". Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  3. ^ "Game Report by Soccerway". Soccerway. 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Lucchese vs. Carrarese - 27 September 2018 - Soccerway". Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  5. ^ "Italy - M. Gabbia - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Retrieved 2019-05-26.
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