Italy has, in recent years, not produced young talent with the world class technical qualities we are renowned for.

Our methods are a return to the approach which brought Italy four World Cup trophies and helps players maximise their talents.

“Il Vero Calcio” football school programme provides specific training for each position (defence, midfield and attack)
related to the principles of individual tactics and skills.

THE CREATORS

LIONELLO MANFREDONIA

THE PROJECT CREATOR

15 years as a professional footballer, 300 appearances for Lazio, Roma and Juventus, 4 appearances for the senior national team. Sporting Director of high-profile clubs such as Roma (Youth Team Manager), Cosenza (Technical Director), Parma (Technical Director), Cagliari (Technical Director), Ascoli (General Manager), Vicenza (Technical Director), F.I.F.A., scouting agent, sponsorship seeker and youth talent manager for the Serie A, B and C championships, European championships, African cups and championships.
He has travelled extensively throughout Italy, Europe, South America and Africa carrying out training in Technical and Administrative Direction in a football context through studying and observing international transfer methodology and has collaborated with clubs such as Ajax and AZ Alkmaar (Holland), Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), Tottenham (England), Flamengo and Sao Paolo (Brazil), River Plate and Boca Juniors (Argentina) and Penarol (Uruguay) in relation to skills and systems and the organisation of first and youth team training.

MASSIMO DE PAOLI

COURSE COORDINATOR

He has coached professionally for 20 years at Brescia Football Club in the youth, apprentice and under-19 categories, from which many players have gone on to reach the top level: (Pirlo, Diana, Bonazzoli, Baronio, Bonera, Guana and Agliardi to name but a few). A runner-up in the Italian National Apprentice Championship in 1993 with Brescia. He coached Internazionale’s youth team for 5 years, where he won the championship and the title of champions of Italy in 2006 and finished in third place at the World Youth Championship in Manchester in 2006, and seventh in their age group at the 2005 World Championships in Hong Kong (class of 1990 National Youth Championships). Awarded with the 2006 Coach of the Year award by the AIAC (Italian Football Soccer Association of Coaches) of Brescia. He has a degree in Architecture from Milan Polytechnic, a PhD in Architectural and Environmental Survey and Representation, has a UEFA A professional coaching Licence, is a youth football coach and is a Technical Director.