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Roberto Di Matteo
Roberto
Personal information
Date of Birth 19 May 1970
Place of Birth Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Height 5ft 11in
Position Midfielder
Playing statistics
Years 1996-2002
Appearances 175
Goals 26
Managerial statistics
Years managed 2012
Total games 42
Wins 24
Draws 9
Losses 9
Roberto Di Matteo (born 29 May 1970) is a Swiss born former Italian international footballer who played for Chelsea F.C. from 1996 to 2002. He was named in Andre Villas-Boas' backroom staff at the start of the 2011-12 season and took over as caretaker boss on 4 March 2012. He was then given the role as full time manager on 13 June 2012. On 21 November 2012, Di Matteo was sacked after a 3-0 defeat to Juventus, leaving Chelsea on the brink of exiting the Champions League.

Chelsea careerEdit

PlayingEdit

In 1996, Di Matteo signed for Chelsea for a fee of £4,900,000. On his home debut he scored the winning goal vs Middlesborough. His skillfull abilities made him one of the Blues best assets during the late 90's. He scored 9 goals in his debut season and helped Chelsea to get to the 1997 FA Cup Final. In the final, he scored a long range effort which turned out to be the fastest ever FA Cup Final goal. This was however eclipsed by Louis Saha in the 2009 F.A. Cup Final.

The next season he continued his fine playing form, scoring 10 goals and helping his side to win the League Cup and the Cup Winners Cup.

He spent most of the 1999-00 season injured but returned later in the season to score a handful of crucial goals, including the winner in the 2000 FA Cup Final.

Di Matteo retired in 2002, after 18 months out on the sidelines with a triple leg fracture. He was selected in Chelsea's greatest ever squad.

ManagingEdit

On 4 March 2012, Di Matteo was named caretaker manager until the end of the 2011-12 season.

He brought Chelsea to the final of both the FA Cup and the Champions League final after an incredible turn around in luck. Despite this, his league form wasn't enough to stop the Blues from slipping to 6th place. However, after a dissapointing start to the 2012-13 season, Di Matteo was sacked after a 3-0 defeat to Juventus.

StatsEdit

PlayerEdit

Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
1996-97 34 7 7 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 44 9
1997-98 30 4 1 0 4 3 8 3 1 0 44 10
1998-99 30 2 6 1 2 0 8 0 0 0 46 3
1999-00 18 2 3 2 1 0 9 0 0 0 31 4
2000-01 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 10 0
Total 119 15 17 5 10 3 27 3 2 0 175 26

ManagerEdit

Competition Total Wins Draws Losses Goals for Goals against
League 23 12 6 5 42 27
FA Cup 4 4 0 0 14 4
League Cup 2 2 0 0 11 4
Europe 11 6 5 0 21 9
Other 2 0 0 2 3 7
Total 42 24 9 9 91 47
Chelsea F.C. – managers
Robertson (t) (1905-06) • Lewis (t) (1906-07) • Calderhead (t) (1907–33) • Knighton (t) (1933-39) • Birrell (t) (1939-52) • Drake (t) (1952–61) • Tommy Docherty (t) (1961-67) • Sexton (t) (1967-74) • Suart (t) (1974-75) • McCreadie (t) (1975–77) • Shellito (t) (1977–78) • Blanchflower (t) (1978-79) • Hurst (t) (1979-81) • Gould (t) (1981) • Neal (t) (1981-85) • Hollins (t) (1985-88) • Campbell (t) (1988-91) • Porterfield (t) (1991-93) • Webb (t) (1993) • Hoddle (t) (1993-96) • Gullit (t) (1996-98) • Vialli (t) (1998-2000) • Rix and Wilkins (2000) (c) • Ranieri (t) (2000-04) • Mourinho (t) (2004-07) • Grant (t) (2007-08) • Scolari (t) (2008-09) • Wilkins (2009) (c) • Hiddink (2009) • Ancelotti (t) (2009-11) • Villas-Boas (t) (2011-12) • Di Matteo (t) (2012) • Benitez (t) (2012-13) • Mourinho (t) (2013-)

(c) - caretaker manager, (t) - transfers made by manager

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