Matteo Pessina is an Italian professional footballer. He is playing for Serie A club Atalanta and the Italy national team. For his present team, Atalanta, he wears shirt/jersey number 32 and 12 for Italy National Team. His playing position is Midfielder. He was previously contracted to Milan from where he was loaned out to Lecce, Catania, and Como. On 7th July 2017, he signed a contract with Atalanta. He made his debut with the U21 team on 5 October 2017, in a friendly match won 6-2 against Hungary in Budapest. During UEFA Euro 2020, he scored against Wales on 20th June 2021 in the 39th minute of the match.
Italy 1-0 Wales, UEFA Euro 2020; Atalanta’s Matteo Pessina Opens the Scoring For Italy Against Wales
Italy is on their way to winning Group A as they opened up the scoring off a free kick set piece. Marco Verratti put the ball inside the box that Matteo Pessina would deflect. Providing the redirection would allow for Pessina’s shot to beat Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward.
- Being an Italian footballer for Atalanta.
- For his ability to create chances for teammates or make late attacking runs off the ball into the penalty area.
- For his defensive qualities and work rate.
Where is Matteo Pessina From?
Matteo Pessina was born on 21st April 1997 which makes him the present age of 24 as of 2021. He holds Italian nationality as he is from Monza, Italy. His ethnic background is Italian-White and his race is white. Taurus is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. Details regarding his parents, siblings, and education are still to get disclosed yet.
How was the Football Career of Matteo Pessina?
- Matteo Pessina started his senior career with the club, Monza in 2014.
- After a year, he moved to Milan and then loaned out to Lecce, Catania, and Como.
- Later on 7th July 2017, he signed a contract with Atalanta.
- Then, he was signed on loan by Spezia.
- He joined Hellas Verona on loan with an option to buy on 26th August 2019.
- Recently, he scored 2 goals in a 3-1 win against Napoli in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final on 10th February 2021, which allowed Atalanta to progress to the final.
How was the International Career of Matteo Pessina?
- Matteo Pessina has represented his nation in various tournaments.
- He was a member of the Italy U20 side that finished in third place at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
- He made his debut with the U21 team on 5th October 2017, in a 6-2 friendly win against Hungary in Budapest.
- He was called up to the Italy senior squad by manager Roberto Mancini in November 2020.
- On 11th November, he made his senior debut for Italy against Estonia in Florence.
- He scored his first goal for Italy in the 75th minute of a 7-0 home win in a friendly against San Marino on 28th May 2021 in the 87th minute.
- He was included in Italy’s preliminary squad for UEFA Euro 2020 in June 2021.
- He made his first appearance in the tournament in Italy’s final group match against Wales on 20th June where he scores the only goal of the match in the team’s 1–0 victory in Rome; the result allowed them to top their group.
- Atalanta on 31/08/2020 at the end of the loan
- Hellas Verona on 26/08/2019 on Loan
- Atalanta on 30/06/2018 at the end of the loan
- Spezia on 25/08/2017 on Loan
- Atalanta on 07/07/2017 for 1.7M €
- Milan on 30/06/2017
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
- FIFA U-20 World Cup third-place: 2017
Who is Matteo Pessina Dating?
Matteo Pessina is not married yet but he is currently in a relationship. He is dating his girlfriend whose name is still a mystery as he has not mentioned anything about her. The couple is enjoying their present life happily. He often shares photos of them on social sites. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
How much is Matteo Pessina Worth?
Professional footballer, Matteo Pessina’s net worth is estimated to have 1 Million Pound at present. His annual salary as of 2021 is £254,800 from his present team, Atalanta, whereas his weekly wages is £4,900. He is living a standard lifestyle from his earnings. His major source of wealth comes from his football career. Matteo Pessina’s current market value is €20 Million as of May 2021.
How tall is Matteo Pessina?
Handsome footballer, Matteo Pessina stands tall at the perfect height of 1.87 m or 6 ft 2 in. His weight consists of 65 KG. His body type is athletic and he maintains his body a lot. He is working out regularly to maintain his physical fitness in preparation for games. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is also the same. His hairstyle is comb-over. He has got very attractive body measurements attracting a lot of people towards him.