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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

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/04/2014 05:15 CET
18.08.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis1-1AjaccioAjaccio9000
25.08.2013French Ligue 1NantesNantes1-2ParisParis6900
31.08.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0GuingampGuingamp9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundItalyItaly1-0BulgariaBulgaria9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundItalyItaly2-1Czech RepublicCzech Republic400
13.09.2013French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux0-2ParisParis9000
22.09.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis1-1MonacoMonaco9000
25.09.2013French Ligue 1ValenciennesValenciennes0-1ParisParis500
28.09.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0ToulouseToulouse9000
06.10.2013French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-2ParisParis3100
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-2ItalyItaly9001
27.10.2013French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne2-2ParisParis9000
01.11.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis4-0LorientLorient6900
09.11.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis3-1NiceNice9000
18.11.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundItalyItaly2-2NigeriaNigeria5300
23.11.2013French Ligue 1ReimsReims0-3ParisParis8800
01.12.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis4-0LyonLyon4500
07.12.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis5-0SochauxSochaux9001
10.12.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenficaBenfica2-1ParisParis6100
14.12.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-3ParisParis9010
18.12.2013French League CupFourth roundParisParis2-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne6000
22.12.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis2-2LOSCLOSC9000
08.01.2014French CupNinth roundBrestBrest2-5ParisParis6310
11.01.2014French Ligue 1AjaccioAjaccio1-2ParisParis9000
19.01.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis5-0NantesNantes7010
22.01.2014French CupTenth roundParisParis1-2MontpellierMontpellier2300
25.01.2014French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp1-1ParisParis9000
31.01.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0BordeauxBordeaux9000
04.02.2014French League CupSemi-finalsNantesNantes1-2ParisParis9000
09.02.2014French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-1ParisParis9000
14.02.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis3-0ValenciennesValenciennes6500
23.02.2014French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse2-4ParisParis9000
02.03.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0MarseilleMarseille9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain1-0ItalyItaly6200
08.03.2014French Ligue 1BastiaBastia0-3ParisParis9000
16.03.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9000
21.03.2014French Ligue 1LorientLorient0-1ParisParis9010
28.03.2014French Ligue 1NiceNice0-1ParisParis9000
13.04.2014French Ligue 1LyonLyon1-0ParisParis9000
19.04.2014French League CupFinalLyonLyon1-2ParisParis9000

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General info

  • Name: Thiago Motta
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 28/08/1982 (31)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 8
  • Club: Paris ( FRA)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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

TeamPGS
Italy81
Total81

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Barcelona332
Internazionale151
Paris112
Total595
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Barcelona10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Barcelona51
Atlético20
Total71
Last updated: 09/04/2014 01:05 CET
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