La famosa canzone di Ligabue dal titolo una vita da mediano fa da sottofondo alla storia di oggi! SOCCEROAD incontra un personaggio che per anni è stato un esempio, un leader oltre che uomo vero in tante squadre e in tanti spogliatoi.
Un lungo impervio viaggio fino all’equatore al ritmo di salsa e al sapore di un piatto di riso! Oggi SOCCEROAD atterra a Vinces in Ecuador per incontrare un allenatore italiano reduce da ottime stagioni in Italia e che ha da poco deciso di intraprendere una nuova avventura.
SOCCEROAD is now going through another door not easy to pass: the door of a Canadian university to personally meet the Head Coach of the men’s and women’s football teams participating in the Ontario university championship.
Football belongs to everyone and knows no boundaries: just a bit of space, a ball and you’re good to go! SOCCEROAD today wants to share with you a different kind of football, in a place famous only as a nature paradise, synonym of relaxation, getaways and desire for unforgettable holidays: the Maldives islands.
He had the air of being a predestined when, trained by Stramaccioni, he lit up the game of Roma’s youth team for 7 years, winning two championship titles; with him there were other boys and friends, who then made their way in the football that counts up to the national team: Florenzi, Bertolacci, Crescenzi, Viviani, Montini … All the 1991-92 year that made its way to play in Serie A.
There are many characters that have left their mark in the world of football, but the protagonist that Socceroad meets today has a unique story made up of sacrifices and desire, determined by a great will power and that humility that only a few have.
His ears must have been burning all the time for a year now… I mentioned him in so many stories on the blog, because he’s the living proof of my football adventures and not only… We’ve shared many, I dare to say almost all, life experiences over the last 10 years !!!
Summer is known as a period of holidays and relaxation, but not for those who work in the world of football and with boys. Among the many camps more or less high-level and more or less interesting, there is one in Canada that has no equal in importance and quality … A camp for only number 1, a camp designed and proposed only for goalkeepers!
It was the first soccer camp in a private Canadian college and the two weeks literally flew, leaving in everyone’s heart a great satisfaction for the success of the event and for the perception of happiness of the kids, who participated living a literal full immersion of soccer, really unique!
While the women’s world championship is still underway, Socceroad is preparing to fly to the second WPSL Combine in Oklahoma City, which will host over 250 professional soccer players from all over North America. Selector and scouting chief for the occasion: me, Federico Turriziani.