Angelo Mattea

Angelo Mattea (Italian pronunciation: [ˈandʒelo matˈtɛːa]; 21 October 1892 1960) was an Italian football player and manager from Santhià in the Province of Vercelli. He played club football as a forward or midfielder for several teams in Italy including Casale, which he helped to win the 1913–14 scudetto, and Juventus. He also played for the Italy national football team five different times between 1914 and 1921, scoring once.

Angelo Mattea
Personal information
Date of birth 21 October 1892
Place of birth Santhià, Italy
Date of death 1960 (aged 6768)
Position(s) Right half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1911–12 Piemonte - (-)
1912–15 Casale 51 (26)
1915–20 Juventus 20 (4)
1920–21 US Torinese - (-)
1921–31 Casale[1] 189 (55)
National team
1914–1921[2] Italy[2] 5 (1)
Teams managed
1936–1938 Napoli
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mattea currently holds the record for being the oldest player ever to score their first Serie A goal, a feat which he accomplished at the age of 38 years and 7 days, for Casale, in a 5–1 away loss to Ambrosiana on 28 October 1930.[3][4][nb 1]




  1. Although Mattea had previously played and scored in previous editions of the top division of Italian football, Serie A was only established during the 1929–30 season


  1. "". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
  3. "Fiorentina, Ribery da record" (in Italian). 22 September 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  4. "Risultati Serie A 30-31" (in Italian). Retrieved 23 September 2019.