Moreno Torricelli 2011
In the club
Moreno Torricelli's career began as a modern fairy tale, he worked in a furniture factory, as a friendly game of his team Caratese U.S., for whom he played as a hobby, against Juventus changed his life. In July 1992, he was allowed to participate on the basis of his performance in this game at the pre-season from Juve and then- coach Giovanni Trapattoni was impressed by his duel - and Willpower. So he was obliged to Juventus for a few million lire.
Torricelli celebrated his Serie A debut for Juventus on September 13, 1992 in a 4-1 victory in the match against Atalanta. He became a regular player, because he could be used on all positions in defense and won in his first season, like the UEFA Cup against Borussia Dortmund.
Probably the best seasons of his career, he played between 1994/95 and 1997 /98. He contributed with excellence to win three Italian Cups, one Coppa Italia, one Champions League, World Cup, European Super Cups and two Italian Super Cup for Juventus.
In summer 1998, he moved at his own request Fiorentina, where its discoverer Giovanni Trapattoni was now coach. Moreno Torricelli played an impeccable season and reached with his team the third place, the person entitled to Champions League qualification. In the 2000 /01 season he was able to win the Coppa Italia for the second time in his career. He played until January 2003 at Fiorentina, which filed for bankruptcy in 2002 and had relegated to the 2002/03 season in the Serie C2. In January 2003, he moved to Spain to Espanyol Barcelona, where he played for two years.
In November 2004 he returned to Italy to his last professional station, the AC Arezzo in Serie B, where he played until the summer of 2005.
In the National Team
Moreno Torricelli made his international debut on 24 January 1996 to the 3-0 win over Wales. He participated in the European Football Championship in England in 1996 and at the World Cup in France in 1998 with Italy. The last of his ten caps for the Azzurri played Torricelli on 10 February 1999 in a 0-0 draw against Norway.
In the 2007 /08 season Moreno Torricelli worked as a youth coach at Fiorentina. In February 2009 he took over as coach of AC Pistoiese, currently in Lega Pro Prima Divisione plays.
- Champions League winner: 1995/96
- UEFA Cup Winners: 1992/93
- World Cup winner: 1996
- UEFA Super Cup winner: 1996
- Italian Champion: 1994/95, 1996/97, 1997/98
- Italian Cup Winners: 1994/95
- Italian Super Cup winner: 1995, 1997