Matteo Lovato

Squad No. 6
Date of Birth February 14, 2000
Age 22
Height 188cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Monselice
Previous Clubs Padova

Matteo Lovato (born 14 February 2000) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Hellas Verona.

He grew up in the Padua nursery, moving to the Genoa youth sector at the age of 16. With the rossoblù team he participated in the Under-17 championship, totaling 18 appearances also enhanced by two goals, until, in January 2018, he returned on loan to Padua, having not found space in the Genoa spring.

In the 2019-20 season he was included in the first team of Padova, led by Salvatore Sullo. He made his debut among professionals and in Serie C on August 25, 2019, at the age of 19, playing the starter in the match of the first day of the championship won 3-1 away against Virtus Verona. He immediately became a starter and made 17 league appearances until mid-season.

On 31 January 2020 he was bought outright by Verona, with whom he made his Serie A debut on the following 18 July, on matchday 34, replacing Günter in the final match played at home against Atalanta (1-1).

On 2 October 2020 he is called up for the first time in the Under-21 national team by the coach Paolo Nicolato; however, a few days later he had to give up the call due to an injury. He made his Under-21 debut on November 12th, playing in the match valid for qualifying for the European championship in the category, won 2-1 against Iceland away to Reykjavík.