After winning everything in Italy and in Europe with Juventus in the 1990s, Marcello Lippi was the coach of the Italian national football team from 2004 to 2006 – the only trainer in the world to win the World Cup with his country (2006) and with his club (1996).
On 5th December 2007, in Padua’s historic Caffè Pedrocchi, the coach Marcello Lippi was named Fuoriclasse of the year. Here, in addition to lots of fans, he also met students from schools around Padua and spoke to them about the values of sport. An important meeting in which key issues such as courage and loyalty were discussed – values that are close to Marcello Lippi’s heart, as is the case for all real sports enthusiasts.
Lippi told the youngsters about the key events leading up to the world cup: from the difficult moments, when it was necessary to make courageous decisions, to the importance of being a real team, making players understand the value of staying united in order to reach a common goal.
After the 2006 Premio Fuoriclasse Award went to Vittorio Feltri, this year’s prize was awarded to this great sports personality who, with the victory of the Italian football team under his belt, went on to win over the whole of Italy, giving us the chance to enjoy extraordinary emotions.