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Alessandro Matri

Published: Thursday 2 February 2012, 16.52CET
AC Milan
Published: Thursday 2 February 2012, 16.52CET

Alessandro Matri

AC Milan

Clubs: AC Milan, AC Prato (loan), AC Lumezzane (loan), Rimini Calcio (loan), Cagliari Calcio, Juventus, AC Milan 

• Born in Lombardy, he joined AC Milan as a youngster and made one Serie A appearance for the Rossoneri before being released to pursue his career in Serie C1 with AC Prato and AC Lumezzane.

• Moved up two divisions in two years, playing Serie B football for Rimini Calcio in 2006/07 before leaving the mainland for Sardinia and making his Serie A bow with Cagliari, scoring on his top-flight debut in a 2-0 win against SSC Napoli.

• Predominantly a substitute during his first two seasons with the Sardinian club, he nevertheless scored six times in each campaign; as a regular starter in 2009/10 he raised his goal haul to 13 to help the Isolani avoid relegation.

• Scored 11 goals in the first half of the 2010/11 campaign, resulting in a mid-season transfer to Juventus, where he added nine further strikes − the first two of them against the club he had just left − to conclude the season as the fourth highest scorer in the division.

• Scored on his debut for Italy − 20 minutes after coming on in a 2-0 friendly defeat of Ukraine in Kyiv on 29 March 2011 − and made further appearances from the bench in subsequent games against the Republic of Ireland, Poland and Uruguay before starting for the first time at home to the United States on 29 February 2012.

• Struck ten times in the league as Juventus went undefeated in winning Serie A in 2011/12, before hitting a further eight the following campaign as the side reclaimed the crown. Also scored twice in nine UEFA Champions League games as Juve made the quarter-finals in 2012/13.

• Returned to Milan in August 2013 for a reported €11 million fee. 

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