Riccardo Montolivo is an Italy international football player who currently features for the Italian and European giants AC Milan. He is a midfielder and is renowned for his elegance and skills. Montolivo
Montolivo started his professional club football at Italian side Atalanta in the Italian Serie B and made his debut in the 2003-2004 season when he was only 18 years of age. He scored 4 goals in 41 matches in his debut season for Atalanta and helped his club gain promotion to the Italian Serie A.
Montolivo played very well for Atalanta in the Serie A, featuring in 32 league matches and scoring three goals. But Atalanta were relegated back to the Serie B and Montolivo was signed by Fiorentina in the summer of 2005.
Montolivo made a steady progress at Fiorentina and has made over 200 Serie A appearances for them. He is said to be one of the best Italian talent on display at the moment and was hugely impressive for the Italian under-21 national team.
In the summer of 2012 he joined Milan on a free transfer and quickly established himself as a deep-lying playmaker’s role - the position that Andrea Pirlo played in before he moved to Juventus in the summer of 2011.
Montolivo made his international debut for Italy against South Africa on October 17, 2007 in an international friendly. He was part of the Azzurri squad that reach the Euro 2012 final.