Birth Date:26 Aug 1990
At AC Milan since:2017
Born in Rosario in August 1990, Mateo comes from a family of the Arbëreshë ethnic group, and for this reason, he also has Albanian citizenship. At the age of sixteen, he was selected by River Plate, and joined the first team in the same year, with which, in the following 3 years, he played 10 games. In 2009, the doors of European football were opened to him, thanks to Villarreal, who signed and trained him in the second team.
The 22 convincing games played that year elevated him into the first team of the Yellow Submarines, with which he made 150 presences and 5 goals. He was signed by AC Milan in the summer of 2017 and immediately carved out an important role for himself.