Thiago Motta

  • Date of birth : 28/08/1982
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Italy Italy
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Thiago Motta

Thiago Motta

Clubs: FC Barcelona, Club Atlético de Madrid, Genoa CFC, FC Internazionale Milano, Paris Saint-Germain FC

• Born in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paolo, Thiago Motta joined Barcelona from Clube Atlético Juventus, aged 17, and made his senior debut in October 2001 following several dynamic midfield displays for Barcelona B.

• Won back-to-back Liga titles − in 2004/05 and 2005/06 − and was a member of the squad that lifted the UEFA Champions League in 2006, but struggled to hold down a regular first-team place and signed for Club Atlético de Madrid in 2007.

• Knee problems restricted him to just six league outings for the club and he for Italian side Genoa CFC in 2008, where he enjoyed the most productive season of his career with six goals in 27 Serie A games; recruited by Inter in a double-deal with team-mate Diego Milito in May 2009.

• Scored his first Nerazzurri goal in a 4-0 derby win against AC Milan and helped Inter to the Italian double, but missed the 2010 UEFA Champions League showpiece through suspension; returned from another injury lay-off in time to help Inter win the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2010.

• The following February the Brazilian-born player − who appeared twice for his native country in the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup − made his Azzurri debut in a 1-1 friendly draw with Germany; he scored his first goal for his adopted country on his second outing − a 1-0 UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying victory in Slovenia on 25 March 2011.

• Became one of Carlo Ancelotti's first signings as Paris Saint-Germain FC coach in January 2012 and finished second in Ligue 1 with PSG; that summer made five appearances for his country as Italy reached the final of UEFA EURO 2012.

• Played just 12 Ligue 1 games, scoring once, as PSG lifted a first French title since 1994 in 2012/13, while making two appearances in the run to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.  

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: 
runner-up 2012
UEFA Champions League:
 winner 2006, 2010

Last updated: 02/08/13 16.42CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/01/2017 02:10 CET
13.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageBelgiumBelgium0-2ItalyItaly1200
17.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageItalyItaly1-0SwedenSweden1600
22.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageItalyItaly0-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
27.06.2016UEFA EURORound of 16ItalyItaly2-0SpainSpain3600
12.08.2016French Ligue 1BastiaBastia0-1ParisParis7500
21.08.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis3-0MetzMetz9000
28.08.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco3-1ParisParis9000
09.09.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis1-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9000
13.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis1-1ArsenalArsenal1700
16.09.2016French Ligue 1CaenCaen0-6ParisParis2200
20.09.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis3-0DijonDijon9000
23.09.2016French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse2-0ParisParis2000
28.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLudogoretsLudogorets1-3ParisParis9000
01.10.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0BordeauxBordeaux9000
23.10.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis0-0MarseilleMarseille8000
28.10.2016French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC0-1ParisParis9000
01.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBaselBasel1-2ParisParis9000
06.11.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis4-0RennesRennes2900
19.11.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0NantesNantes9000
23.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-2ParisParis9000
27.11.2016French Ligue 1LyonLyon1-2ParisParis9000
30.11.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0AngersAngers9000
06.12.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis2-2LudogoretsLudogorets9000
11.12.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis2-2NiceNice9000
17.12.2016French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp2-1ParisParis4500
21.12.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis5-0LorientLorient6800
07.01.2017French CupNinth roundParisParis7-0BastiaBastia9010
11.01.2017French League CupFifth roundParisParis2-0MetzMetz1300
14.01.2017French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-1ParisParis9000

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Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Thiago Motta
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 28/08/1982 (34)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 8
  • Club: Paris ( FRA)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    10/10/01: Barcelona 2-0 Lyon
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    25/03/11: Slovenia 0-1 Italy

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 07/12/2016 01:07 CET