Parade of sports stars at the MANLIO SCOPIGNO and FELICE PULICI 2020/2021 awards
Malagò and Letta receive special prizes
Career awards go to Zoff, Giordano and Peruzzi
The ceremony for the delivery of the MANLIO SCOPIGNO and FELICE PULICI 2020/2021 Awards took place this morning at the hall of honor of the C.O.N.I. in Rome, welcomed by the President of CONI Giovanni Malagò who made the prestigious location available.
They presented together with the president of the ASD Scopigno Cup Fabrizio Formichetti and the Honorary President of the Scopigno Cup Gianni Letta, the journalist of Rai Sport Lucio Michieli and the journalist Elisa Miucci.
“I am honored to have received the award and hosted this event: I was tied to Felice Pulici. He was a champion both in sport and as a manager, disinterestedly and with great passion honoring the values that have always animated and represented the star. polar point of reference for our activity “explained Giovanni Malagò, who received the special prize Manlio Scopigno and Felice Pulici.
“Manlio Scopigno and Felice Pulici embody the true values of sport for us. Our task is to remember and introduce two personalities who have made football history” said Fabrizio Formichetti, recalling the close proximity of the Scopigno and Pulici families, today present with Luca Scopigno and Gabriele Pulici, the latter also vice president of the ASD Scopigno Cup. “I sincerely thank President Malagò for having granted us this splendid location that fully symbolizes the values embodied by our awards”.
“I have been following for many years and I have always appreciated the spirit of the Scopigno and Pulici Awards – added Gianni Letta, who was also awarded the special Manlio Scopigno and Felice Pulici prize – above all the desire to re-propose the values of sport through the figure of the winners”.
Also present in Rome is the football legend Dino Zoff, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award Manlio Scopigno and Felice Pulici. Zoff who greeted those present and brought his memory: “I was a friend of Pulici and Scopigno and I participated with pleasure: this award is important for the values of sport which are above all formative. I have always interpreted football as the improvement of man and for this I congratulate the organizers of the award “.
Another presence, always between the posts, was that of Pepe Reina, the Lazio goalkeeper who won the Pulici Award as the best goalkeeper in Serie A: determined for the start of the current season, he agreed with what reaffirmed by the participants and added: “The values of sport are fundamental. The trophies and experiences on the field pass: what remains is man. I want to be remembered by my teammates above all as a good person”.
The coach Fabrizio Castori, coach of Salernitana greeted the public by receiving the Scopigno award as the best coach of Serie B and confirming the commitment for the current season: “I am convinced that we will reach salvation”.
The current Panathinaikos goalkeeper, Alberto Brignoli, flew from Athens to receive the Pulici Award as best goalkeeper in Serie B: “I am proud of this award: this year I made the choice to go abroad because here in Italy the doors were a little closed: I hope that here too I will have great satisfaction “.
The commitment to youth football could not be missing with the award for the best director, which went to Roberto Samaden, director of the Inter youth sector who sent a clear message: “in young people you have to believe in it, in Italy we find it hard to do so every now and then; but now we have started and we have understood that with young people you can win “.
Women’s football is gaining more and more prominence in Italy, as confirmed by Carolina Morace, Lazio Women’s coach and awarded as the best Serie B women’s football coach: “There has been a strong commitment by the Football Association for our movement: also owning the the women’s sector in the men’s professional teams made the difference. We are on the right track. ”
Today a real repatriation of old Lazio glories who gave the bomber Bruno Giordano the Felice Pulici Lifetime Achievement Award: “I tried to live my career in the name of passion for work and humility” he recalled and then moved talked about the figure of Felice Pulici, surrounded by his former teammates of the 1974 championship: Wilson, Oddi, Martini and Sulfaro. Also present were Gabriele Pulici and Massimo Maestrelli.
Another Lazio flag, Angelo Peruzzi, was awarded the Pulici Career Award: “in Italy there are excellent goalkeeper trainers and many good goalkeepers” he explained, speaking of the Italian goalkeeping movement.
Finally, as the best coach of the youth sector, Fabrizio Piccareta, current coach of the Primavera of Spal, was awarded: “this award makes me proud -ha detto- I dedicate this recognition to those who like me do this job and do not have a past as a footballer. ” “With the support of the 29th edition of the Scopigno Cup – underlines Pierluigi Monceri, Lazio and Abruzzo regional director of Intesa Sanpaolo, who spoke at the awards ceremony – our Group wanted to confirm its commitment to the world of sport and the sharing of those values that sports practice embodies. But also to show once again its proximity to the territories in which it operates, especially in such an important moment as that of the restart following the health emergency. ” LIST OF AWARDED: SPECIAL AWARDS MANLIO SCOPIGNO and FELICE PULICI GIANNI LETTA GIOVANNI MALAGO ‘ CAREER AWARD MANLIO SCOPIGNO and FELICE PULICI DINO ZOFF CLEAN HAPPY CAREER AWARDS BRUNO GIORDANO ANGELO PERUZZI MANLIO SCOPIGNO AWARDS: Best Serie B Coach: FABRIZIO CASTORI Youth Sector Director: ROBERTO SAMADEN Best Youth Sector Coach: FABRIZIO PICCARETA Best Women’s Soccer Coach Serie B CAROLINA MORACE HAPPY CLEANING AWARDS: Best Goalkeeper in Serie A: PEPE REINA Best Serie B Goalkeeper: ALBERTO BRIGNOLI The jury made up of prestigious names in sports journalism and former footballers, including the President Roberto Beccantini, Xavier Jacobelli (Director of Tuttosport), Andrea Di Caro (Deputy Director of Gazzetta dello Sport), Ivan Zazzaroni (Director of Corriere dello Sport) voted for the prizes. and Guerin Sportivo), Enrico Varriale (Deputy Director of Rai Sport), Angelo Peruzzi, Stefano Orsini (Head of Services, Head of Sport TGR Lazio), Stefano Agresti (Director of Calciomercato.com), Federica Cappelletti, Nando Orsi, Paolo Condò (Sky Journalist) , Ilario Di Giovambattista (Director of Radio Radio), Marco Amelia (former footballer and commentator), Fabrizio Formichetti (President Asd SCOPIGNO CUP), Alfredo Pedullà (Gazzetta dello Sport), Pietro Pinelli (Mediaset), Francesco Vergovich (Radio Radio), Emiliano Grillotti (Director of Rieti Life), Marco Ferroni (Il Messaggero) and many others. The ASD Scopigno Cup, organizer of the event, through the President Fabrizio Formichetti underlines the great teamwork and the value of the prizes. The ASD Scopigno Cup, organizer of the event, through the President Fabrizio Formichetti sincerely thanks the sponsors, especially CRAI and CRAI TIRRENO, INTESA SANPAOLO, ERG, AREXONS, SIXTUS and the new technical sponsor UMBRO, the oldest brand in the world of football, founded in England in 1924, and the media partners such as RAI SPORT, RADIO RADIO, GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT, TUTTOSPORT, CORRIERE DELLO SPORT who represent the engine and who also in this edition have decided to support and link their names to our UNIQUE PROJECTS that include SPORT-CULTURE-TOURISM and above all SOLIDARITY.