Hall of Fame: Nesta, Rummenigge, Conte, Rocchi, Cabrini and Bonansea among those inductedThe FIGC evaluation committee convened today, with Giovanni Sartori, Simon Kjær, Luigi Simoni, Armando Picchi, Romano Fogli, Fino Fin and Vujadin Boskovpicking up awards
Thursday, February 3, 2022
The FIGC evaluation committee met today to assign the awards for the tenth edition of the Italian Football Hall of Fame, which was established in 2011 by the FIGC and Football Museum Foundation in order to celebrate personalities who have had an unforgettable impact on the history of Italian football. Due to the pandemic, the event wasn’t held last year.
The commission was composed of the President of the Italian Sports Press Union, Gianfranco Coppola, various national sports newspaper heads, as well as the President of the Football Museum Foundation, Matteo Marani.
In the presence of FIGC President Gabriele Gravina and General Secretary Marco Brunelli, the evaluation committee named the new members that will be inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame: Alessandro Nesta (Italian Player); Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Foreign Player); Antonio Conte (Coach); Gianluca Rocchi (Italian Referee); Antonio Cabrini (Veteran Italian Player); Barbara Bonansea (Female Italian Player); Giovanni Sartori (Italian Director); Simon Kjær (Davide Astori Award); Luigi Simoni, Armando Picchi, Romano Fogli, Fino Fini and Vujadin Boskov (Posthumous Awards).
The Jury tasked with choosing those who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on a yearly basis is composed of the directors of the most important sports newspapers. They have to choose a winner for each of the following categories: Italian Player, Foreign Player (retired for at least two seasons and played in Italy for at least three seasons), Italian Veteran (retired for at least 25 years), Italian Coach, Italian Director, Italian Referee, Women’s Football (a category that was introduced in 2014), Posthumous Awards (champions of the past who have passed away). All those who receive awards hand over a relic relating to their career during the annual award ceremony. Those relics enrich the collection preserved in the Football Museum.