ROME – Mino Favini died at the age of 83. He was an Atalanta player from 1960 to 1962. Later, for over twenty years, until 2015, he was responsible for the youth sector of the Bergamo team. He discovered numerous talents, including Bonaventura, Montolivo, Caldara, Zaza and Pazzini. But also Borgonovo, Zambrotta and Morfeo. Favini died this morning, April 23, after weeks of suffering from a stroke that took away his last energy.
"Dell'Atalanta Favini wore the Nerazzurri colors first as a player (1960-1962) and then as Head of the Youth Sector in which he arrived, at the beginning of the Nineties, after having accepted the proposal of the President Antonio Percassi. Under the guidance of the "Wizard of Meda", as Favini was nicknamed, the Nerazzurri nursery grows further to the point of becoming one of the most important in Europe. Countless players grew up and launched on the Serie A stage under his management. An incredible talent scout, but above all a man, a great man. The President Antonio Percassi and the whole Atalanta family participate moved by the pain of the family members due to the death of Mino Favini. Hello great Mino ", this is the text of the statement published on the official website of the company. Montolivo also wanted to thank Favini on the social networks: "Thanks for everything mister! RIP ”, wrote the Milan midfielder. (source Gazzetta dello Sport)
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