David Schiavone – Editor in Chief
Editor of Forza Italian Football. Appeared on BBC Radio 5Live and Scottish Television. Have contributed to a number of other outlets including SerieAWeekly.com, Soccerlens and Goal.com. Based near Genoa in Italy, I cover Serie A matches live and uninterrupted, whilst also presenting the Italian Football FanCast. I have the pleasure of the some Italian football stadium most weekends. If you want to get in touch email me – ForzaItalianFootball@snack-media.com or @DovSchiavone on Twitter.
Sam Lewis – Deputy/News Editor
Hailing from the delightfully cynical section of England called Wolverhampton – has been a firm follower of Calcio since the likes of Del Piero and Maldini paraded Italian turf like Demi Gods, and became a Milan fan the moment Pippo Inzaghi rolled the ball past Pepe Reina for Milan’s 7th European Trophy. A former A Level student, studying English Literature, Law and Media, now at University – hope you enjoy reading the articles as I enjoy writing them. Twitter: @SamCalcio
Padraig Whelan - Deputy/News Editor
I have been a huge fan of Italian football for many years now and it is still my favourite league in the world. I support Milan but have a great admiration for many of the other teams and the way that they play. My favourite players to have played in the Italian game are Francesco Totti and Filippo Inzaghi. I am currently studying for a degree in sports journalism.
Adriano Boin - Palermo Correspondent/News Editor
A passionate F.C. Internazionale supporter since the young age of 10, my love for the club came about on a family trip to Italy after their signing of Roberto Baggio. Much to the dismay of my father (a Milan fan) my love for the club only grew stronger and has taken me on trips to Genova and Boston to see my club in action. The greatest of these journeys was being blessed by incredible luck (to which this day I still cannot comprehend) which allowed me to travel to Madrid, see the 2010 Champions League Final in the flesh and experience a wee-long trip that will probably never be surpassed. Feel free to add me on Twitter to talk about Inter, Italy or calcio in general @Boin44.
Enzo Misuraca - Napoli Correspondent/Features Editor
Class of ’72, I have been involved in football since the age of seven when i received my first ever Panini football sticker album. A fan of Roma and still shudder to this day at the thought of Bruce Grobbelaar and his ‘elastic legs’ during the1984 European Cup final penalty shootout. Oh and i think I love La Nazionale more than i love my wife (only joking sweetie….). As an FA Qualified football coach I manage a regional senior team in Hertfordshire, UK. Hung up my own playing boots in 2010, but still turn out for an over 35s team…I just cant help myself.
Drew Farmer - Genoa Correspondent/Features Editor
Originally from the USA, Drew has been living abroad for over four years in such diverse places as South Korea, England, Hungary and now Qatar. Originally, converted to the beautiful game at the age of 11 during World Cup 1994 after seeing his first professional match, Drew has been a follower ever since. He contributes to websites such as EPLTalk and MLSTalk, and is a columnist for the USA sport website The Bleacher Report. Drew is known to watch and be interested in football leagues that most people could care less about, but spends most of his time watching and writing about Serie A. Drew supports AC Milan and Liverpool.
Rajath Kumar - AC Milan Correspondent
I am an Indian living in Melbourne, Australia with huge passion for football, Serie A in particular. I’ve been a fan of AC Milan since 2004 and have been actively blogging on the club for a few years. My favourite footballer is Kaka. I have studied from the University of Melbourne and possess work experience in Sports Management and church related activities.
David Tenenbaum – Juventus Correspondent
I bleed Black and White. But I also love calcio in general. Outside of that, I’m a big MLS fan and the Old Lady has some competition from the US National Team. My all time favorite player is Gaetani Scirea, but Claudio Marchisio and Giorgio Chiellini give him a run for his money. Follow me on Twitter: @DTenenbaum
Jack Sargeant - Parma Correspondent
I am a student and full-time calcio geek based in Manchester, England. Originally attracted to Serie A for its interesting tactical battles and a copy of Calcio Italia with Pavel Nedved on the cover (but I’m not a Juventino!), I quickly became obsessed with Italian football and can be found watching it most weekends. You can follow me on Twitter @sargeant_j.
Ben Lally - Lazio Correspondent
I have loved serie A since the days of James Richardson and Football Italia. I am 24, from Leicester, England and support Leicester City. My Italian team is S.S Lazio. I like spending time with my Fiancee and Daughter aswell as watching as much football as possible. My favourite player of all time is Roberto Baggio. Follow my editorials at www.lazioland.com.
Clark Stupple - Atalanta Correspondent
Atalanta’s most devoted fan! i try to get over to Bergamo from Dover at least three times a season. I have loved Italian football ever since Gazza, my childhood hero left England to play for Lazio. I fall in love with Italy more and more every time i go and the more my love grows so does my hatred for the over rated English Premier League, Don’t get me wrong i love any football but lets face it the EPL is no Serie A FORZA ATALANTA!
Sonja Missio – Udinese Correspondent
Condemned as an Udinese supporter since birth, my love-hate relationship with the Little Zebras has turned me into a masochist. Or a megalomaniac, depending on the day. As a half-Friulano, quarter-Swiss, quarter-Filipina, living in Toronto, my soccer enthusaism has been (for the most part) doomed and (at best) confusing. However, I still plan on naming my firstborn Toto and having the Udinese badge tattoed onto me as soon as they win a scudetto. Or, just any game against Juventus. In my spare time, I am running a (un)successful campaign to become the next FIFA President. You can follow me on twitter: @sonjamissio
I am a huge AC Milan fan and have been in love with the team ever since their thrashing of Barcelona in the ’94 Champions League final. Since that day I couldn’t get enough of the Rossoneri and soon fell in love with all of Serie A. In fact it was my dad who instilled in me the love for the sport where I would get tales of the great European Cup finals from all periods of time as my bedtime stories. My idol has been the great Paolo Maldini and his departure from Milan was a very emotional moment for me. I am loving writing about my favourite league. So hope that you will all follow my writing in this new Calcio adventure I’ve embarked on, as well as following me in my Milan and Football worshipping on twitter @RossonerOgo_3.
A Calcio lover since the mid 90’s back in its Ch4 days. Though my first love is Swindon Town in League One, my Italian team is AS Roma. I follow Roma from the UK, watching games on ESPN and internet streams. Currently writing about Calcio on Serie A Weekly on where i write about Sampdoria and on Globalfootballtoday. Follow me on Twitter at @ScotM87 on which I mainly talk about Serie A.
A 16-year-old football fan from England. One fine morning in March 2003 I was attracted to an issue of Calcio Italia, which had Javier Zanetti on the front cover. Eight years and a footballing conversion from AC Milan to Palermo later, I am still hooked on calcio. My other interests are writing, music and finding out about other countries. I also follow the Premier League and support Sheffield United – unfortunately. Follow me on Twitter: @Rornald0.
Still stuck in the debate between Aesthetics vs Pragmatism, I perceive football from a macro angle as I believe it encompasses wider dialectics. I first started watching Serie A to follow Argentine players like Javier Zanetti, Gabriel Batistuta, Diego Simeone, Killy Gonzalez, Claudio Lopez etc. I later started appreciating the passion, rivalry, efficiency and tactical ingenuity of the league. Currently based in the United States, I am originally from Nepal, follow me on twitter @argeniter.
I’m of Irish and Italian descent, studying English Literature and Journalism at the University of Salford. Encapsulated by the passion of calcio, I was first exposed to football on the peninsular at World Cup Italia 90. Inspired by Roberto Baggio, I have no affiliation to any Serie A team due to following every club il divino codino played for. My heart bleeds Azzurri blue and my passion spills over occasionally like Di Canio. Follow me on twitter: @J_JCoyle.
I have always followed Italian football since a young age, and in particular my team AS Roma and their great players like Totti and De Rossi . I also enjoy watching and writing about all aspects Italian football in-particular about the big issues like Ultras and Racism. You can follow me on twitter @RichardHinman
I’m an 18 year old student who lives in Hertfordshire, England. My first experience of football was at Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town, in 1997 and is where I first fell in love with the game. Ipswich will forever be my team but I have a huge soft spot for AS Roma. Francesco Totti is one of my all time favourite players and the Roma kit printed with his name was one of the first football shirts I owned. I have only visited Rome once but was captivated by the city’s culture, history and now its football team. As well as writing on this site, I also follow the MLS and write about the league for MLS UK. You can follow me on Twitter: @1bberson.
I’m an aspiring Serie A journalist and an offhand contributor to various Goal.com editions. I’ve been a Juventus fan for as long as my football upbringing goes, but my passion and opinion of Serie A knows no bounds; I write freely on all clubs, subject and matters to broaden the scope of perspectives available to Calcio followers.
Italian-American in love with calcio since the 1994 World Cup. In addition to Forza Italian Football, I’ve been featured in Serie A Weekly, In Bed with Maradona, and most recently Talking Bawls. Mostly I write about Serie A and the Azzurri, but I’ve also written about the beautiful game in South America. Looking to break into some form of professional journalism, sports or otherwise. Follow me on Twitter @fnlopapa
The story starts when I was 5 , my grandfather introduced me to the wonderful game of football. My passion for the game grew even more when I started to get older by watching Juventus my favorite team, I have northern Italian heritage. Watching champions league, coppa Italia and super coppa is just beautiful. I live and breathe the game of soccer that I named my son Torino, Juventus home town of course. My favorite players are the great Alessandro Del Piero and Gianluca Vialli. I’m a Juventus freak, I bleed black and white. The best year for me was when Italy won the world cup in 2006, also got married around the world cup. FORZA JUVE! Follow me on twitter @Crepaz10
Italian-Canadian Roma supporter living in Toronto. Wrote a Graduate History Thesis on the Italian 1982 World Cup celebration and specialize in many areas of global football history. Visited Germany in 2006 for the World Cup and Austria/Switzerland in 2008 for the Euro.
Eighteen year old Canadian with Italian blood from Vancouver residing in Toronto where I study sports journalism at the College of Sports Media. I fell in love with Calcio at 7 years old after watching Alessandro Del Piero and Francesco Totti work their magic. Along with FIF, I also write for Championsleague.ca and work for both sites with passion along with professionalism. You can follow me on Twitter: @pgalindo16 where I tweet solely about Calcio.
Forza Italia! I’m an Italian-American writer hailing from New York and I love Italian football. My favourite Serie A teams are Napoli and AS Roma. Some of my favourite players are Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, Antonio Di Natale, Mario Balotelli, Daniele De Rossi and Edinson Cavani. Outside of Italian football, I am a fan of Liverpool and the New York Red Bulls. Follow me on Twitter for a variety of interesting tweets: @beardedlegend
Some years after I fell in love with Calcio, I fell in love with Turin. As such, you’ll find me generally finding me mooching around around Torino. Other teams I enjoy include Sassuolo and Lecce. My footballing passion is goalkeeping, and I find it difficult to criticise any goalkeeper. Favourite players include Baggio, Buffon, Bianchi.
We are always on the lookout for new writers, so if you think you know Calcio and want to join the team get in touch by emailing us at: ForzaItalianFootball@snack-media.com