Birth date 14 Feb 1981 (38 years)
Nationality Italy Italy
Height 180 cm
Position Midfielder
Number 4
Team history
Empoli 2018 - present
A.C. Perugia Calcio 2016 - 2018
Bologna 2015 - 2016
U.S. Sassuolo Calcio 2014 - 2015
Torino 2013 - 2014
Torino 2012 - 2013 (loan)
AS Roma 2004 - 2013
Atalanta 2011 - 2012 (loan)
Chievo 2004 - 2007 (loan)
Brescia 2003 - 2004 (loan)
Parma 2002 - 2004
Bologna 2001 - 2002 (loan)
Juventus 1999 - 2002
Rimini Calcio 1999 - 2000 (loan)
Rimini Calcio 1998 - 1999

Matteo Brighi is an Italian footballer who is on the books of Italian giants AS Roma. He is a defensive midfielder.

Brighi started his professional career at little known Italian club Rimini in 1998 and was signed by European powerhouse Juventus in 2000. He was a Juventus player until the summer of 2004 but he played for two seasons for Parma from 2002 after Juve sold 50% of his rights to the club.

At the end of the 2003-2004 season of course, Juve bought back the rights to the player for a reported 11.5 million euros and sold them to AS Roma immediately as part of a transfer deal that saw Emerson move from Roma to Juventus.

In spite of being a Roma player officially, Brighi has played for them only once. He was loan to Chievo Verona since the start of the 2004-2005 season until the summer of 2007 when his defensive qualities earned him a recall to Roma.

Brighi was capped only once by Italy and that was in 2002 when he played in a friendly international against Slovenia.