A devastating mourning for Fabio Cannavaro: the captain of the world champion national team had to say goodbye to his first coach
In the last few hours, on the Instagram profile of Fabio Cannavaro, former defender and captain of the Italian national soccer world champion in 2006, photos appeared and a message of farewell to a man who, in the life and in the life of the former football player, had a fundamental role. It is about Riccardo De Lella, the first coach of Cannavaro and many other champions who have become real stars of Italian football.
Fabio Cannavaro certainly doesn’t need many introductions. Hers was one amazing career in football. He has played the role of many teams both in Italy and abroad, always achieving excellent results.
Leaving from Naples, he came to wear the shirts of Inter, Juventus and real Madrid. 2006 was undoubtedly his golden year. With the Italian national team, led by the coach Marcello Lippi and of which he was captain, he raised the much sought-after world cup in Berlin to the sky. The dream of every child who starts kicking a ball.
A few months later, he was awarded the Golden Ball, the highest individual trophy for a footballer, which rewards the strongest and most decisive of this sport in the calendar year. Not a small prize, if we consider that Fabio was a defender and that prize is usually reserved for bombers.
The pain of Fabio Cannavaro
Here, if Fabio Cannavaro has become a defender, one of the strongest in the history of football, the merit is almost all of one person: mister Riccardo De Lella.
De Lella coached the youth teams ofInternapoli, the Neapolitan team where Cannavaro started being a footballer. It was he, therefore, a discover the great talent who hid behind that young man.
Riccardo De Lella, yesterday, is unfortunately disappeared. A devastating mourning for Cannavaro, who he wanted honor him by posting photos and a touching farewell letter on social media. Here are his words:
Mr De Lella, have a good trip🙏🥲🙏🥲I remember when before a match in the 89/90 national students’ championship against L’Avellino, you changed my position from midfield in defense, thus starting my career as a defender…. THANK YOU! On behalf of all those SCUGNIZZI who were lucky enough to have been trained by you … we will miss you great MAESTRO🙏🙏🙏RIP