Short biography of Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte is famous in the pastfootballer, and now - coach of the Italian national team. He was born in Lecce on July 31, 1969. His father Cosimo served as president of the club with a very symbolic name "Juventino-Lecce", who performed in the country's third-rated division. It was he who led the boy to look at this team. Throughout the player's career, the athlete played in the clubs "Lecce" and "Juventus", and was repeatedly summoned to the national team. During his career, he was nicknamed Graf.
At the age of sixteen, Antonio Contedebuted in the top Italian division in the "Lecce". This happened in 1986. He played for the team for 6.5 seasons. In 1991, the club flew to the lower division. Anyway, the mentor "Lecce" advised the young midfielder to the coach of Juventus, his former team-mate Giovanni Trapatoni. As a result, Antonio was acquired by an Italian grandee for an amount of 4.8 million US dollars. November 17 guy played his first fight in the "Bianconeri", coming on as a substitute in a meeting with "Torino". A year later the midfielder was already considered a full-fledged player of the "base". In 1993, the new head coach was Marcello Lippi. Under his leadership, Conte significantly added to the skill and football intelligence. It is not surprising that at this time the player received a challenge to the national Italian team. In 1996, along with his team, the football player became the triumphant of the Champions League. After that the leaders of the club went to perform in Britain, and Antonio in the next season was chosen captain.
As part of the "Juventus" athlete acted up tocompletion of the player's career in 2004. For twelve years he managed to win together with this team almost all possible trophies of club European football, while remaining a vivid example of an incredible nature and the will to win.
Beginning of coaching career
Before the start of the 2008-2009 season,officially announced that Antonio Conte - coach of the club "Bari", serving in the second Italian division - Serie B. In a year he brought the team to the "elite". However, due to disagreements with the owners of the club, the Italian did not renew his agreement. The next team he headed was "Atalanta". Here he stayed for only three months, after which he was fired. The following season, the young coach took another representative of the Serie B - Siena. Thanks to him, the team returned to the Premier League in 2011.
May 31, 2011 Antonio Conte Appointedmentor his native "Juventus". After the first of his season on the coaching bridge of the Turintsev, the club for a few rounds before the end of the championship became the champion of Italy. This achievement was possible for the team and the next two years in a row. Be that as it may, in the European arena Juventus played not so successfully. Nevertheless, the audience fell in love with the Count, and the fans do not understand why he decided to leave the club in the summer of 2014. The true reasons that prompted him to take such a decision remain a mystery until now.
Italian national team
Without work, Antonio Conte did not stay long. August 14, 2014, the Italian was appointed head coach of his country's national team, signed a two-year agreement with the National Federation. The first match in the new post Graf spent against the Netherlands. Then his team won with a score of 2: 0. As of today, the Italians under the leadership of Conte secured a way out to the European championship in 2016 in France.
In conclusion, it is necessary to say a few words aboutthe personal life of Antonio Conte. The Count's family is quite large. His wife's name is Elizabeth Muscarella. Prior to the official registration of the marriage, the couple was familiar for fifteen years. Two years after the marriage Elizabethta gave birth to her husband's daughter Vittoria. Father is currently a businessman, and his mother is a housewife. Antonio also has two younger brothers.