Matteo Gabbia

Matteo Gabbia




Country: Italy

Date of birth: 21/10/1999 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Busto Arsizio (Italy)

Height: 186cm

Youth career: AC Milan

Current club: AC Milan

Squad number: —

Current national team: Italy U-19

Position: central defender, defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 75.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Player’s agent: SPORTMAN

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Sami Khedira



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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– holding midfielder/box-to-box midfielder

– already very accomplished for his age

– intelligent player with excellent positional sense and an acute tactical ability to read the game

– capable of playing at both centre back and defensive/central midfield

– known for his composure, elegance, ball playing ability, work rate and confidence in possession

– often drops deep and is involved in the buildup of plays

– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents

– accurate and tenacious tackler

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– dominant in the air

– indirect set-piece threat

– high tackling and interception rate

– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes and tactical intelligence

– able to make effective late runs into opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his shooting skills with his right preferred foot

– concentrated, determined and commited player with very good rate of individual and collective work

– natural leader


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.







League summary (as for 25 December 2016):

No senior team appearances yet.



Matteo Gabbia is a product of AC Milan academy. He is a part of a very interesting generation of Milan players born in 1998 and 1999 which includes, among others, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Andrés Llamas, Niccolò Zanellato, Vladislav Zhikov and Patrick Cutrone. He is currently one of the biggest stars of “Rossoneri” Primavera team. He is a very versatile player, who can play in defence or midfield and is often compared to former Milan, Barcelona and Bayern midfielder Mark van Bommel. In 2016, he played at the European U-17 Championship, where young Italians failed to advance from a very tough group containing Spain, Netherlands and Serbia.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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