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Chelsea FC Profile: Roberto Di Matteo

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Full Name: Roberto Di Matteo

Born: Friday, 29th May 1970 (age: 54)
Place of birth: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Height: 5' 10"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1996 to 2002
Manager from 2012 to 2012

Playing Career:

FC Aarau
Chelsea (Jul 1996 to Apr 2002) - cost: £4,900,000 - Retired

* Retired = Retired from playing at the end of Chelsea contract, or for reason stated

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Sunday, 18th August 1996, Southampton 0 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 26 years 2 months 20 days

100th Appearance: Sunday, 25th October 1998, Leeds United 0 - 0 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Thursday, 28th September 2000, St. Gallen 2 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1996 / 97 34 (1)730044 (1)
1997 / 98 30 (2)148144 (2)
1998 / 99 30 (4)6 (2)2 (1)8046 (7)
1999 / 00 18 (4)319 (6)031 (10)
2000 / 01 7002110
Total119 (11)17 (2)10 (1)27 (6)2175 (20)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1996 / 97 720009
1997 / 98 4033010
1998 / 99 210003
1999 / 00 220004

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Roberto Di Matteo made 175 appearances for Chelsea, of which 20 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League18th Aug 1996Southampton00Chelsea15,186 match drawn
League21st Aug 1996Chelsea10Middlesbrough28,272 match won scored 1 goal booked
League24th Aug 1996Chelsea20Coventry City25,024 match won
League4th Sep 1996Arsenal33Chelsea38,132 match drawn
League7th Sep 1996Sheffield Wednesday02Chelsea30,983 match won
League15th Sep 1996Chelsea11Aston Villa27,729 match drawn booked
League Cup18th Sep 1996Blackpool14Chelsea9,666 match won
League21st Sep 1996Liverpool51Chelsea40,739 match lost
League Cup25th Sep 1996Chelsea13Blackpool11,732 match lost
League28th Sep 1996Chelsea11Nottingham Forest27,673 match drawn
League12th Oct 1996Leicester City13Chelsea20,766 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Oct 1996Chelsea24Wimbledon28,020 match lost
League Cup22nd Oct 1996Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea16,867 match lost
League26th Oct 1996Chelsea31Tottenham Hotspur28,373 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Nov 1996Manchester United12Chelsea55,198 match won
League16th Nov 1996Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea27,229 match drawn
League23rd Nov 1996Chelsea11Newcastle United28,401 match drawn Sub on 61 mins
League1st Dec 1996Leeds United20Chelsea32,671 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League15th Dec 1996Sunderland30Chelsea19,683 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League21st Dec 1996Chelsea31West Ham United28,315 match won
League26th Dec 1996Aston Villa02Chelsea39,339 match won
League28th Dec 1996Chelsea22Sheffield Wednesday27,467 match drawn
League1st Jan 1997Chelsea10Liverpool28,329 match won scored 1 goal booked
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1997Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion27,446 match won
League11th Jan 1997Nottingham Forest20Chelsea28,358 match lost
League18th Jan 1997Chelsea31Derby County28,293 match won
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1997Chelsea42Liverpool27,950 match won
League1st Feb 1997Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea33,027 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup16th Feb 1997Leicester City22Chelsea19,125 match drawn Sub on 87 minsscored 1 goal
League22nd Feb 1997Chelsea11Manchester United28,336 match drawn
F.A. Cup26th Feb 1997Chelsea10Leicester City26,053 match won
League1st Mar 1997Derby County32Chelsea18,039 match lost booked
League5th Mar 1997Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers25,784 match drawn
F.A. Cup9th Mar 1997Portsmouth14Chelsea15,701 match won Sub on 61 mins
League16th Mar 1997Chelsea62Sunderland24,027 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Mar 1997Chelsea10Southampton28,079 match won
League22nd Mar 1997Middlesbrough10Chelsea29,811 match lost Sub on 76 mins booked
League9th Apr 1997Coventry City31Chelsea19,917 match lost booked
F.A. Cup13th Apr 1997Wimbledon03Chelsea32,674 match won
League16th Apr 1997Newcastle United31Chelsea36,320 match lost
League19th Apr 1997Chelsea21Leicester City27,723 match won
League3rd May 1997Chelsea00Leeds United26,277 match drawn Sub on 66 mins
League11th May 1997Everton12Chelsea38,321 match won Sub on 81 minsscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup17th May 1997Middlesbrough02Chelsea79,160 match won scored 1 goal booked
F.A. Charity Shield3rd Aug 1997Manchester United11Chelsea73,636 match drawn
League9th Aug 1997Coventry City32Chelsea22,691 match lost Sub on 80 mins
League24th Aug 1997Barnsley06Chelsea18,177 match won
League27th Aug 1997Wimbledon02Chelsea22,237 match won scored 1 goal
League30th Aug 1997Chelsea42Southampton28,832 match won Sub on 71 mins
Europe18th Sep 1997Chelsea20Slovan Bratislava23,067 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Sep 1997Chelsea23Arsenal31,290 match lost Sub on 61 mins
League27th Sep 1997Chelsea10Newcastle United31,050 match won Sub on 58 mins
Europe2nd Oct 1997Slovan Bratislava02Chelsea13,850 match won scored 1 goal booked
League5th Oct 1997Liverpool42Chelsea36,647 match lost
League Cup15th Oct 1997Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers18,671 match drawn scored 1 goal
League18th Oct 1997Chelsea10Leicester City33,356 match won Sub on 74 mins
Europe23rd Oct 1997Tromsø32Chelsea6,438 match lost
League1st Nov 1997Aston Villa02Chelsea39,372 match won Sub on 64 mins
Europe6th Nov 1997Chelsea71Tromsø29,363 match won Sub on 80 mins
League9th Nov 1997Chelsea21West Ham United33,256 match won
League22nd Nov 1997Blackburn Rovers10Chelsea27,683 match lost booked
League26th Nov 1997Chelsea20Everton32,736 match won
League29th Nov 1997Chelsea40Derby County33,837 match won booked
League6th Dec 1997Tottenham Hotspur16Chelsea28,476 match won scored 1 goal booked
League13th Dec 1997Chelsea00Leeds United34,779 match drawn booked
League20th Dec 1997Sheffield Wednesday14Chelsea28,334 match won
League26th Dec 1997Chelsea11Wimbledon32,754 match drawn
League29th Dec 1997Southampton10Chelsea15,237 match lost
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1998Chelsea35Manchester United34,792 match lost booked
League Cup7th Jan 1998Ipswich Town22Chelsea22,088 match drawn
League10th Jan 1998Chelsea31Coventry City33,395 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Feb 1998Arsenal20Chelsea38,083 match lost booked
League Cup18th Feb 1998Chelsea31Arsenal34,330 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Feb 1998Leicester City20Chelsea21,335 match lost booked
League28th Feb 1998Chelsea01Manchester United34,517 match lost
Europe5th Mar 1998Real Betis12Chelsea31,000 match won
League8th Mar 1998Chelsea01Aston Villa33,018 match lost Sub on 61 mins
League14th Mar 1998West Ham United21Chelsea25,829 match lost
Europe19th Mar 1998Chelsea31Real Betis32,300 match won scored 1 goal
League Cup29th Mar 1998Middlesbrough02Chelsea77,698 match won scored 1 goal
Europe2nd Apr 1998Vicenza10Chelsea19,319 match lost booked
League5th Apr 1998Derby County01Chelsea30,062 match won
League19th Apr 1998Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday29,075 match won
League25th Apr 1998Chelsea41Liverpool34,639 match won
League29th Apr 1998Chelsea01Blackburn Rovers33,311 match lost
League2nd May 1998Newcastle United31Chelsea36,710 match lost scored 1 goal
League10th May 1998Chelsea20Bolton Wanderers34,845 match won Sub on 46 mins
Europe13th May 1998VFB Stuttgart01Chelsea30,216 match won
League15th Aug 1998Coventry City21Chelsea23,042 match lost Sub on 76 mins booked
League22nd Aug 1998Chelsea11Newcastle United34,715 match drawn
Europe28th Aug 1998Real Madrid01Chelsea9,762 match won Sub on 64 mins
League9th Sep 1998Chelsea00Arsenal34,644 match drawn
Europe17th Sep 1998Chelsea10Helsingborgs IF17,714 match won
League21st Sep 1998Blackburn Rovers34Chelsea23,113 match won Sub on 54 mins
League26th Sep 1998Chelsea20Middlesbrough34,811 match won booked
Europe1st Oct 1998Helsingborgs IF00Chelsea12,348 match drawn
League4th Oct 1998Liverpool11Chelsea44,404 match drawn
League17th Oct 1998Chelsea21Charlton Athletic34,639 match won booked
Europe22nd Oct 1998Chelsea11FC Copenhagen21,207 match drawn
League25th Oct 1998Leeds United00Chelsea36,292 match drawn booked
Europe5th Nov 1998FC Copenhagen01Chelsea25,188 match won booked
League8th Nov 1998West Ham United11Chelsea26,023 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
League Cup11th Nov 1998Arsenal05Chelsea37,562 match won booked
League14th Nov 1998Chelsea30Wimbledon34,757 match won Sub on 85 mins
League21st Nov 1998Leicester City24Chelsea21,401 match won
League28th Nov 1998Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday34,451 match drawn Sub on 77 mins
League Cup1st Dec 1998Wimbledon21Chelsea17,268 match lost Sub on 70 mins
League5th Dec 1998Everton00Chelsea36,430 match drawn
League9th Dec 1998Chelsea21Aston Villa34,765 match won booked
League16th Dec 1998Manchester United11Chelsea55,159 match drawn booked
League29th Dec 1998Chelsea00Manchester United34,741 match drawn booked
F.A. Cup2nd Jan 1999Oldham Athletic02Chelsea12,770 match won Sub on 76 mins
League9th Jan 1999Newcastle United01Chelsea36,711 match won
League16th Jan 1999Chelsea21Coventry City34,869 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1999Oxford United11Chelsea9,059 match drawn
League31st Jan 1999Arsenal10Chelsea38,121 match lost
F.A. Cup3rd Feb 1999Chelsea42Oxford United32,106 match won Sub on 74 mins
League6th Feb 1999Chelsea10Southampton34,920 match won booked
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1999Sheffield Wednesday01Chelsea29,410 match won Sub on 30 minsscored 1 goal
League17th Feb 1999Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers34,382 match drawn
League27th Feb 1999Chelsea21Liverpool34,833 match won
Europe4th Mar 1999Chelsea30Vålerenga34,117 match won
F.A. Cup7th Mar 1999Manchester United00Chelsea54,587 match drawn booked sent off
F.A. Cup10th Mar 1999Chelsea02Manchester United33,075 match lost
League13th Mar 1999Chelsea01West Ham United34,765 match lost
Europe18th Mar 1999Vålerenga23Chelsea17,936 match won
League3rd Apr 1999Charlton Athletic01Chelsea20,046 match won Sub on 85 minsscored 1 goal
League11th Apr 1999Wimbledon12Chelsea21,577 match won Sub on 46 mins
League14th Apr 1999Middlesbrough00Chelsea34,406 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
League18th Apr 1999Chelsea22Leicester City34,535 match drawn
Europe22nd Apr 1999Mallorca10Chelsea18,800 match lost
League5th May 1999Chelsea10Leeds United34,762 match won Sub on 82 mins
League10th May 1999Tottenham Hotspur22Chelsea35,878 match drawn Sub on 65 mins booked
League16th May 1999Chelsea21Derby County35,016 match won Sub on 76 mins
League7th Aug 1999Chelsea40Sunderland34,831 match won Sub on 86 mins
League Cup13th Oct 1999Chelsea01Huddersfield Town21,008 match lost Sub on 84 mins
Europe26th Oct 1999A.C. Milan11Chelsea74,855 match drawn Sub on 75 mins
League30th Oct 1999Derby County31Chelsea28,614 match lost
League20th Nov 1999Everton11Chelsea38,000 match drawn Sub on 2 mins
Europe24th Nov 1999Chelsea31Feyenoord29,704 match won Sub on 87 mins
Europe7th Dec 1999Lazio00Chelsea64,500 match drawn Sub on 75 mins
F.A. Cup11th Dec 1999Hull City16Chelsea10,279 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Dec 1999Chelsea02Leeds United35,106 match lost booked
League26th Dec 1999Southampton12Chelsea15,232 match won
League29th Dec 1999Chelsea30Sheffield Wednesday32,938 match won
League4th Jan 2000Coventry City22Chelsea20,164 match drawn Sub on 85 mins booked
League8th Jan 2000Bradford City11Chelsea18,276 match drawn Sub on 57 mins
League12th Jan 2000Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur34,969 match won
League15th Jan 2000Chelsea11Leicester City35,063 match drawn
Europe29th Feb 2000Marseille10Chelsea30,000 match lost Sub on 62 mins
League4th Mar 2000Newcastle United01Chelsea36,448 match won Sub on 48 mins
Europe8th Mar 2000Chelsea10Marseille33,206 match won Sub on 79 mins
League11th Mar 2000Chelsea11Everton35,115 match drawn
Europe14th Mar 2000Feyenoord13Chelsea45,000 match won
League18th Mar 2000West Ham United00Chelsea26,041 match drawn Sub on 82 mins
Europe22nd Mar 2000Chelsea12Lazio34,260 match lost Sub on 73 mins booked
League1st Apr 2000Leeds United01Chelsea40,162 match won
Europe5th Apr 2000Chelsea31Barcelona33,500 match won Sub on 71 mins
F.A. Cup9th Apr 2000Newcastle United12Chelsea73,876 match won
League12th Apr 2000Chelsea21Coventry City32,316 match won Sub on 55 mins
Europe18th Apr 2000Barcelona51Chelsea97,000 match lost
League29th Apr 2000Chelsea20Liverpool34,957 match won scored 1 goal
League6th May 2000Arsenal21Chelsea38,119 match lost
League14th May 2000Chelsea40Derby County35,084 match won scored 1 goal booked
F.A. Cup20th May 2000Aston Villa01Chelsea78,217 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Charity Shield13th Aug 2000Manchester United02Chelsea65,148 match won Sub on 68 mins
League19th Aug 2000Chelsea42West Ham United34,900 match won
League22nd Aug 2000Bradford City20Chelsea17,872 match lost
League27th Aug 2000Aston Villa11Chelsea27,057 match drawn
League6th Sep 2000Chelsea22Arsenal34,923 match drawn
League9th Sep 2000Newcastle United00Chelsea51,687 match drawn
Europe14th Sep 2000Chelsea10St. Gallen18,196 match won
League17th Sep 2000Chelsea02Leicester City33,697 match lost
League23rd Sep 2000Manchester United33Chelsea67,568 match drawn
Europe28th Sep 2000St. Gallen20Chelsea15,500 match lost Sub on 32 mins

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Roberto Di Matteo made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Roberto Di Matteo made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Chelsea Manager Career Summary

Manager from: March, 2012
Manager until: November, 2012

PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstWin %Goals / Game
F.A. Cup4400144100%3.50
League Cup2200114100%5.50

Players In

Jun 2012Eden Hazardunknown
Jul 2012Marko Marinunknown
Jul 2012 Oscarunknown
Aug 2012Victor Mosesunknown
Aug 2012César Azpilicuetaunknown

Players Out

Jun 2012Jacob Mellis
Jun 2012Didier Drogba
Jul 2012José Bosingwa
Jul 2012Salomon Kalou
Sep 2012Raul Meireles

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Chelsea FC Player Roberto Di Matteo

Games Won: 88
Win Percentage: 50.29%
Total Bookings: 32
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 175 appearances, Roberto Di Matteo played alongside the following 62 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Rati Aleksidze (1)
Gabriele Ambrosetti (10)
Celestine Babayaro (73)
Winston Bogarde (3)
Craig Burley (33)
Pierluigi Casiraghi (14)
Laurent Charvet (9)
Steve Clarke (71)
Neil Clement (2)
Nick Crittenden (2)
Carlo Cudicini (9)
Sam Dalla Bona (6)
Ed de Goey (108)
Marcel Desailly (67)
Didier Deschamps (24)
Michael Duberry (71)
Albert Ferrer (57)
Tore André Flo (110)
Craig Forrest (2)
Mikael Forssell (11)
Bjarne Goldbæk (25)
Danny Granville (22)
Frode Grodås (25)
Ruud Gullit (19)
Eiður Guðjohnsen (5)
Steven Hampshire (1)
Jon Harley (19)
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (10)
Kevin Hitchcock (19)
Mark Hughes (74)
Paul Hughes (16)
Jes Høgh (6)
Erland Johnsen (20)
Dmitri Kharine (17)
Bernard Lambourde (30)
Brian Laudrup (10)
Graeme Le Saux (77)
Frank Leboeuf (143)
David Lee (3)
Mario Melchiot (12)
Scott Minto (30)
Jody Morris (75)
Andy Myers (32)
Eddie Newton (48)
Mark Nicholls (40)
Christian Panucci (9)
Paul Parker (3)
Gianluca Percassi (1)
Dan Petrescu (130)
Terry Phelan (4)
Gus Poyet (77)
Frank Sinclair (50)
John Spencer (7)
Mario Stanić (3)
Chris Sutton (16)
John Terry (10)
Emerson Thome (14)
Gianluca Vialli (74)
George Weah (8)
Dennis Wise (135)
Robert Wolleaston (1)
Gianfranco Zola (138)

Chelsea FC manager Roberto Di Matteo