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Conegliano bids farewell to Umberto Prestia, Alessandro Del Piero’s first coach

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Professor Umberto Prestia with Alessandro Del Piero in the Nineties

He was 84, for six years he was Alex’s coach in San Vendemiano. And the number 10 world champion has never forgotten him

CONEGLIANO. Professor Umberto Prestia passed away at 84, a year after his beloved partner. He had been ill for some time.

His life was linked to that of Alessandro Del Piero. Because it was he, when Alessandro was just six years old (and his mother wanted him to play in goal, because he was fragile), who had become his first coach and taught him the basics of the ball, in the San Vendemiano football field, at a kilometer from Saccon’s house where the future world champion lived with his family.

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