From Paris to Nepal coaches, strikers and champions: Italian football for export to the most remote corners of the planet

Some are protagonists in the main European tournaments, a small group has invaded the championship Turkish, a handful of coaches works in Africa. There are also those who play at Gibraltar, in Estonia, in Nepal, in the Australian top flight or in the Belgian fifth division. The stories of Italian footballers and coaches abroad are many. Vincenzo Tap has six international appearances and is a starter with Freiburg in Bundesliga. The full-back of Valencia Cristiano Little ones, a career between Spain and Portugal, recently returned to scoring after a long time and has now moved on to Stella Rossa of Belgrade. Marco Verratti e Gianluigi Donnarumma I’m at PSG, jorginho al Chelsea ed Emerson Palmieri to Lyon. These last four are the European champions with Italy’s Mancini, pending the transfer of Lorenzo Badge in Canada. Giacomo Quagliata made his Under 21 debut and plays in Netherlands with Heracles Almelo. In the national team Paolo Nicolato There are also Sebastiano Esposito of Basel e Kelvin quarter of an hour Yeboah. Grandson of Tony and also with a Ghanaian passport, Yeboah returned to Italy (to Genoa) after the avalanche goals scored with the Sturm Graz.

In Africa there is the unique case of Stefano Mazengo They, moved to the Uganda championship because parents worked there for many years. On the African continent, Italians emigrate mainly to be coaches. There is no shortage of examples. Totò Noble, formerly Inter and Lecce, trains in Madagascar and is first in the standings with Fosa Juniors. Giovanni Scanu he is in Zanzibar and could shortly coach the national team. Stefano Cusin is the coach of South Sudan. He is in Tunisia Gianni Solinas who leads Sfaxien, a historical formation of the country. Giuseppe Sannino is in Tripoli with Al-Ittihad. To follow the careers of these and many other football emigrants, there is a small but well-documented page on Facebook called “Italian footballers abroad“. It has been in business for about ten years Giorgio Bacci, is updated daily with news and short videos of those athletes who for various reasons have moved out of Italy. From the top series to those amateurish. Giorgio is 48 years old and has been driven by passion and curiosity for the subject since 1995 Andrea Silences signed, first Italian in the Premier League, with the Nottingham Forest.

The league colonized today by the Italians is that Turkish, where the coaches are Vincenzo Montella and the very young and rampant Francesco Farioli. Among the players, some could compete for the top scorer at the end of the season. We are talking about Mario Balotelli, Stefano Okaka e Andrea Bertolacci. There are curious stories on every continent. Carlo Perrone he trains in the fourth Portuguese league. L’Olhanense – where they also play Galli, Magrini e Perazzolo – is currently leading the championship. The defender Maximiliano Achille Uggè will soon make the Champions League. He won the Estonian championship with Levadia Tallinn, having already won it in the past with Nõmme Kalju. Francesco Di Piedi recently scored his first two goals as a professional with Glacis in the Gibraltar tournament. The boy is a son of art. Dad Michele he was a thoroughbred bomber who scored everywhere, from England to Greece, since Venezuela all’Indonesia.

Bacci and his meritorious social page finally point out the adventure of Bikash Meraglia – spent in the youth sector of Atalanta and in Nationals youth – who decided to go play in Nepal, parents’ country of origin. With the ball between his feet, the boy is doing the phenomenon. Besides Francesco Margiotta e Manuel Weather in Pucciarelli, in Australia he still plays Alessandro Diamonds: at almost 39 he is the captain of Western United. In Belgium in amateurs still scores Ignazio Cocchiere. Former Inter’s Primavera, he played in Lega Pro and in Belgian Serie B. Born in 1987, he moved a few years to Brussels because he works in the European Parliament. But he has no intention of stop to score goals.

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