MESSINA – Antonio Colomban died at the age of 88 from a heart problem.
Colomban dedicated his life to football , he was first a player and then a coach.
Colomban has worked in many squares and has remained in the hearts of practically everyone.
His longest experience was in Messina as he was both a player and a coach of this club.
Raised in the AC Milan youth team , from 1951 to 1957 he played in Messina, in Serie B.
He played 137 matches with the Sicilians, scoring 22 goals .
He also played in Cagliari in the following three seasons, always among the cadets collecting 85 appearances and scoring 4 goals.
He ended his career in Taranto in Serie C in the 1960-61 season.
During his career he scored a total of 222 appearances and 26 goals in Serie B.
He began his coaching career in 1957: in the dual role of coach-player he replaced Rodolphe Hiden at the head of Messina, from the 27th to the 30th day of the 1956-1957 Serie B championship.
He later trained in the top five levels of the Italian football championship, from Serie A to Serie D.
In fact, he led Messina in A, in Serie B, in Serie C and in Serie C1.
He also led the Igea Barcelona in Serie C2; Torres in Serie C and Serie D; Olbia in Serie C; Gallipoli, Vittoria and Nissa in Serie D (source Wikipedia).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano