He is an Italian professional football player who captains Serie A club AC Milan. He is a player with a capability of playing from anywhere in the midfield, and is best as attacking midfielder.Early Life (Childhood)
He had interest in football from his childhood and he had full support from his parents. With Serie B club Atalanta B.C. he started his career and debuted in 2003, at the age of 18. He made 41 appearances and netted 4 goals for the club.Interesting Facts
In June 2009, he was selected to play in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. He represented Italy at under-16,18, 19, 21 levels before receiving his first cap for the national team in 2007.Personal Life
He married Cristina De Pin, a famous Italian model for Playmate magazine. They have been knowing each other since 2005 and finally got married. This couple does not have any children.Achievement
He scored his first senior International goal in a friendly match against Spain, Bari. He scored winning goal for Italy's under-21 team and got qualified for 2007 UEFA European under-21 football championship.Rumor
Arsenal is wandering to have AC Milan's Riccardo Montolivo in their squad and are making continuos contact with his agent.