Riccardo Montolivo

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An Italian footballer, Riccardo Montolivo was born on 18 January 1985 in Caravaggio, Italy. This Italian footballer who plays for and  captains Serie A club Milan is a versatile, skilled and accomplished  player  efficient of playing anywhere in the midfield.  Montolivo’s mother Antje is German and his father is an Italian .She moved from Kiel in the northerly state of Schleswig-Holstein where she met Riccardo’s father, the Italian Marcello, at a college in the English county of Kent in 1972.They lived in Italy and brought up their two sons there. His mother is from Ascheberg, and his grandparents belong to Heidkate in Kieler Förde on the Baltic Sea coast where  he spent all of his summers as a youth. But her mother never led their sons forget the identity of her  family side.  He has a brother named Luca, who is four years older than him and is engaged in the profession of lawyer. Being a son of a German mother, he holds a German pa s sport too.Montolivo  considers himself as an Atheist.He speaks  German also fluently.

Montolivo completed his graduation from Atlanta. He made his introduction for the club in a Serie B match against Piacenza Calcio. His first start match appeared in a 2–1 win against Hellas Verona. His club career began from the year 2003-2005. He lost the first matches of the his debut season in Serie A because he was injured. He built his Serie A debut in a 2–2 draw against U.S. Lecce. He received the first red card of his career in a match against U.S. Lecce in 23 Jan, 2005.Atalanta became last in 2004–05 Serie A and was consigned.Montolivo gained 32 caps and scored 3 goals in his debut season in Serie A. During the summer of 2005, Montolivo was signed by Florentina on co-ownership for €3.5 million. He was bonded in a five-year contract then he owned No.18 jersey. He played  36 matches for Florentina where he scored in 2.In may 2012,AC Milan head coach  Ma s similiano Allegri declared  that Montolivo would join the club on a free transfer when his contract with Fiorentina get void on 30 June. Then after he got chained in a four- year contract with the club AC Milan from July 1, 2012 till 30th July 2016.Internationally Montolivo represented Italy at under 16, under 18, under 19 and under 21 levels before he received his first cap for national team in 2007 with the junior team. While playing with the senior team in October 2007, Montolivo was invited by by Roberto Donadoni  to confront Georgia in the UEFA Euro qualifiers. He did not play in the match but made his beginning in a 2–1 win against South Africa. In May 2008, Montolivo was included in Italy's preliminary squad for UEFA Euro 2008 but he was dismissed from the 23-man final squad. He was chosen to play in Confederations Cup in June 2009.In early 2010, Montolivo was sure that he would get included in Italy's World Cup squad. Montolivo  scored his first senior international goal in a 2–1 friendly win against Spain in Bari. Montolivo appeared for four times at UEFA Euro 2012.

Montolivo got honoured with UEFA European Football Championship: Runners-up 2012 and FIFA Confederations Cup: Third-placed 2013 while playing internationally with Italy.His Current Team can be depicted as  Italy national football team (Midfielder), A.C. Milan (Midfielder).With a height of 1,82m and Weight of 76kg, Riccardo is a Midfielder of his Current Team AC Milan.His Salary is calculated as 16,28 Mill. £ according to 2nd august, 2012.Riccardo is in love with his girlfriend  Christina  De Pin.

by anjana, 11 Jun, 2014

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