The Team

A Soccer Novel

by Gianni Mininni



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/6/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781434311986

About the Book

About the Author

Another reason that pushed me, is the fact that I think those who have played at the highest levels should transfer their experience to the new generation of players. I believe it is our obligation, otherwise our experience will be lost.


I have more than 50 years of experience, since I am 59 and my father started coaching me at 6 years old. He played in Italy professionally all his life and when he retired, wrote a book about soccer technique.


I was a successful player from an early age because I was very well trained and at 17 years old with my team AUSONIA GRASSI, from Milano, won the National Title U17, receiving a gold medal from the President of Italy. On that occasion I scored 5 goals in the semi-final and final.



After that, A.C. MILAN chose me and I played for two years on their youth team. Having missed the first team by a hair, I played until 35 years of age on other competitive semi-professional teams, before following in my father's footsteps by becoming a coach. I dedicated myself to studying soccer technique and in particular how to coach youth teams.


I arrived in San Francisco in 1998.