Andrea Pirlo in Belgrade for Italian children’s football camp

The Italian Children’s Football Camp, organized by Banca Intesa, in cooperation with Generali Osiguranje Srbija, in Belgrade, will take place from June 27 to July 1 for the seventh consecutive time. This sports event is aimed at children aged 7 to 14, who will have a unique opportunity to train with the best Italian coaches.

The initiative was presented by: Carlo Lo Cascio, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Serbia; Vanja Udovicic, Minister of Youth and Sports in the Government of the Republic of Serbia; Luigi Fuzio, Director of Intesa Sanpaolo’s Retail and International Banking Division; Darko Popovic, Chairman of the Board of Banca Intesa; Gianluca Colocci, Chief Corporate Development Director of Generali, Dragan Filipovic, Chairman of the BoD and CEO of Generali Osiguranje Serbia, Marco Schembri, CEO of World Camp Srl, the Italian company organizing the camp, and Andrea Pirlo, legendary Italian footballer and winner of the 2006 World Cup, while the press conference was moderated by well-known Serbian journalist and sports commentator Aleksandar Stojanovic.

“The initiatives we announced confirm the Intesa Sanpaolo Group’s commitment to Serbia, as well as its involvement in the local community, both in terms of its primary role in the financial market and its commitment to addressing important social issues,” said Luigi Fuzio.

Once again, the three most talented football players among camp participants will have the opportunity to visit Italy and, together with children from other countries, participate in the Italian Football Camp Day. Young football players will attend the Coverciano Academy during a three-day event where the selected boys and girls will not only train, play matches and attend special courses, but also visit the Museum of Italian Football and a Serie A match, as well as learn about the secrets of playing good football and receive practical advice from other football stars.

The camp will be held at the FC Voždovac stadium from June 27 to July 1, 2022, and will include technical, physical and tactical training.

This year five great Italian coaches will work with young talents teaching them the secrets of the sport. One of them is Andrea Pirlo, one of Italy’s most famous soccer players, a specialist in assists and free kicks and a player known for his ability to cover different offensive positions. Pirlo won the best Italian Serie A player award in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He has won the Italian championship title six times, with FC Juventus and FC Milan, as well as two Champions League titles with the latter team. He began his career at the age of 16 with FC Brescia.

From the age of nineteen, he spent three seasons at FC Inter, after which he moved to AC Milan. He then continued his playing career at FC Juventus, where he also spent the early days of his 2020/2021 coaching career. Pirlo is known as one of the best shooter of penalties and free kicks and along with Siniša Mihajlović, he also scored the most free kicks in Serie A. In 116 appearances with the Italian national team, he participated in three European Championships and three World Cups, and in addition to the World Cup title from 2006, he also won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympic Games.

(Novi Magazin, 02.06.2022)


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