Updated: Feb 21, 2019
The club is proud to announce and introduce the newest member of the FA Euro family, the legendary Paolo Berrettini. Mr. Berrettini is the mastermind behind the youth development of several world-class players like Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Aquilani, Giampaolo Pazzini, Ignazio Abate, Emiliano Vivanio, Antonio Nocerino, Graziano Pellè and a myriad of others.
Paolo is also a highly decorated manager, bringing the U-19 Italian national team to a European Championship in 2003, defeating Portugal 2-0 in Liechtenstein. Paolo's national team experience has seen him coach the U-16, U-19, and U-20 Italian national team from 1997-2006. As a national team scout, Paolo was selected by the FIGC as Italy's national youth teams Head Scout and Technical Commissioner.
In 2006, Paolo left Italy and traveled to Africa where enjoyed successful spells of the being Head Coach for the Senegalese Men's National Team from 2009-10. He would go on and coach both the U17 and U20 of the Congo National Team. Paolo opened up his own Academy in Senegal, named Baobab Academy where Paolo trains and develops the most promising youth players Senegal has to offer.
"It is a dream to have Paolo part of the FA Euro family." lauds Executive Director Marco Balsamo. "We spent some time together alongside Joe in Sicily and he is a firm believer in our project. Paolo's role within the club has yet to be revealed, but I'm proud to say that he will play a big role in this upcoming rendition of the Viareggio Cup. He is revered in the stratosphere of Italian football and is someone who's success I wish to emulate. He brings such prominence and importance to the club. It's an honor and gives us great motivation to keep pushing and growing."
The club is privileged to welcome Paolo Berrettini. Forza & Benvenuto Paolo!