ROME – Gildo Giannini , father of the "Prince" Giuseppe, died at the age of 82.
Gildo, just like his son, was a very important figure in Rome. In fact, he was the first to bring a very young Francesco Totti to Trigoria.
It was 1989 and the man had the idea of bringing the little boy over the age of thirteen to the yellow and red court, giving life to one of the most beautiful and long-lived love stories of Italian football.
At that time, Giannini directed the youth sector of the Giallorossi.
During his work he brought the future captain and goleador of Rome.
Gildo Giannini was a fundamental figure for the Giallorossi football and clearly for bringing Francesco Totti to the sports center of Trigoria.
Totti , as he himself recounted in his biography, had long been courted by his Lazio cousins, but had repeatedly refused the offer because he had always been a yellow and red fan.
Milan also tried but at that point Gildo Giannini intervened and opened the doors of Trigoria for him.
And always as Totti recalled, it was Giannini who taught him that “until the ball enters, you did nothing. Stravede for me because I remind him what his son was like, Giuseppe. Prince. The Captain of Rome “. (source GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano