Matteo de Brienne
De Brienne was 14 years old when he made his Canadian youth program debut at the U-14 identification camp in Vaughan Ontario. In 2017 he participated in a U-15 identification camp under coach Rob Gale.
The left winger represented his home province as part of the Ontario Provincial Team for the U-14 squad. Matteo was also on trial in March of the same year with Crewe Alexandria. In 2015 with Ottawa South United (OSU), Matteo earned the championship title in the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL). Matteo ended the season with a total of 44 goals in 20 games. In 2013, he was invited by the Dallas Texans (affiliated club with OSU) to attend trials with Real Madrid Academy in Spain.
Matteo’s parents along with his two sisters, have been a positive influence on him. His father was part of his coaching staff from U4-U7 and he follows his mother’s mantra of “play hard, play smart, play like a leader”. Matteo attended Pierre Savard Catholic French School in 2015 and is fluent in French and English.
Matteo’s favourite team is Barcelona in Spain's La Liga. His favourite player is Argentine star Lionel Messi. He dreams of playing against his idol one day.