Monthly Archives: April 2013

Pelé pic at the Conmebol museum

Museo del fútbol sudamericano

25.04.2013 – Asuncion, Paraguay. Near the CONMEBOL building, you’ll find a new convention center with an exciting museum about the history of football in Sudamerica, home of great teams and champions (Pelé, Maradona – just to name the greatests of all).

Friend Alejo Perez

11+ in Asuncion

24.04.2013 – Asuncion, Paraguay. first 11+ course at Confederation level, with over 50 participants from all 10 South American countries of CONMEBOL. Alejo, as usual in Sudamerica, is helping us.

Building of CSF


23.04.2013 – Asuncion, Paraguay. We’re at the headquarters of CONMEBOL, the Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol,  with our friend Dr. Osvaldo Pangrazio (former Paraguay player -won several championships- and a fan favorite, today Presidente de la Comision Medica de CONMEBOL).

Nr.10 Brasil 2002

remember Rivaldo

22.04.2013 – Rio, Brasil. We visit the offices of Dr.Runco in Barra Life Medical Center, Barra da Tijuca. On the wall: the nr.10 jersey of Rivaldo, one of the leaders of 2002 Selecao World Cup winners

11+ course in Natal

11+ in Natal

19.04.2013 – Natal, Brasil. 11+ course at the America FC facilities in Natal. Friends there: Beto and Bruno (PTs of Corinthians FC), Avelino (PT of Santos FC), Luiz and Otilo (PTs of the Selecao).

Brasil Football Doctors meeting

CBF Medical Conference

18.04.2013 – Natal, Brasil. We’re at the 4th CBF Medical Conference together with friends Dr. José Runco (Head MD of the Selecao) and Dr.Andreia Picanco (CBF Medical)


Stade FC Sion

FC Sion

11.04.2013 Sion, Valais, Switzerland. With our friend Nicolas we visit the juniors teams and football school of FC Sion, an historical club (founded 1909) of the Swiss Football Association. FC Sion has won the Swiss Cup 12x in 12 finals, probably a world record (?!). The team plays in the Stade de Tourbillon, in front of passionate fans.

1983 Hack Squat by N.Alessandri

Visit at the Wellness Valley

04.04.2013. Cesena, Italy. Today we’re guests of our friends (Isabella, Alberto) of TECHNOGYM, a manufacturer and world leader of fitness equipment, founded in 1983 by Nero Alessandri (in the photo his first hack squat machine). The new headquarters (Technogym Village) opened in 2012 and are simply impressive: office buildings, show rooms, the Wellness Centre and laboratories. The centre is also the heart of the so-called “Wellness Valley”, including parks, sports facilities and other in this region of the Emilia-Romagna.

Meeting Roberto B

Meeting “Robi” the greatest

03.04.2013. Bologna. Together with our friends of the ISOKINETIC Bologna (Claudio, Giulio Sergio) we meet Roberto Baggio, one of the greatest footballers of all time. He had an amazing career, playing in three World Cups (3rd in 1990, 2nd in 1994) with most goals scored by an Italian player. He holds several records in the Italian championship (top 3 all-time goalscorer, in 2002 he became the first Italian player in over 50 years to score more than 300 career goals), and won 2 Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia and one UEFA Cup, playing for 7 different teams (incl. fiorentina, Juventus, Inter, Milan, Bologna) in his career.

Alberto Gilardino

Meeting “Gila”

02.04.2013, Bologna. Visiting with our friend Claudio Carlotti the ISOKINETIC centre, and the players of Bologna FC at their  daily training session. We meet Alberto Gilardino (“Gila”), a member of 2006 “Azzurri” World Cup winning team. He currently holds the record for being the youngest player to have scored 100 goals in Serie A, and he is the all-time top scorer for the Italy National Under-21 team.