| Pescara, Italy|
| Virtus Lanciano|
1.79 m (5 ft 10 ⁄2 in)
| (1988-02-25) 25 February 1988 (age 27)|
Luca Di Matteo Wikipedia
Luca Di Matteo (born 25 February 1988) is an Italian footballer who played as a midfielder for Lecce.
Di Matteo started his career with Ipswich Town, establishing himself as a player with good potential despite his young age. On January 31, 2008 Palermo signed Di Matteo from then-Serie C1 club Pescara, together with teammate Edgar Çani in co-ownership deal for €500,000 and €600,000 respectively. In June 2008 Pescara made a discount on both players, which both were sold for €450,000.
He made his Serie A debut on 27 April 2008 in a 0–0 home tie against Atalanta. Di Matteo was confirmed as part of the Palermo first team squad for the 2008–09 season, but was never featured on the patch and he was successively loaned out to Serie B outfit Cittadella on February 2, 2009 for the remainder of the season. He spend the first half of the 2009–10 season on loan to Crotone.
On February 2010, Di Matteo agreed to leave Crotone and join Vicenza, this time in a co-ownership bid between Palermo and his new club, for a peppercorn fee of €500.
Di Matteo made his second comeback to Palermo on June 2011, as his co-ownership was solved in favour of the rosanero for €200,000. In return Nicola Rigoni was sold back to Vicenza also for €200,000. After failing to make a single appearance with Palermo, he was loaned out to Lecce on 31 January 2012. He then returned to Vicenza on August 2012 after being deemed as surplus to requirements from Palermo, and played one season in Serie B and the first half of the 2013–14 season in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione.
In January 2014, he left Vicenza for Serie B club Padova, amassing only a total eight appearances for the club, and suffering a second consecutive relegation. He successively found himself without a club after Padova was excluded from the Italian league system due to financial issues.