Alessandro Del Piero
Alessandro Del Piero, the famous Italian footballer is now a part of EasyDial Family, as he is officially an ambassador for the company. Alessandro “Alex” Del Piero was born on 9 November 1974 in Conegliano, Italy. He is an Italian former professional footballer. A technically gifted, and creative supporting forward, who was also a free-kick specialist, Del Piero is widely regarded by players, pundits, and managers as one of the greatest players of his generation, and as one of the best Italian players of all time, winning the Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year award in 1998 and 2008. At the age of eight, he started his adventure. His first team was A.C. San Vendemiano and there he got his first shirt – white and red, making him realize he was a real football player. The turning point arrived in the white 126, driven by the observer from Padova Calcio, Vittorio Scantamburlo, who used to sieve Veneto, looking for new talents. He ended up being marked in his notebook with three stars next to his name, the highest mark given. He informed Padova Football Club. On the 18th of August, 1988 the manager of Del Piero’s future society showed up at his doorstep: that was the beginning of everything.
Del Piero has scored in every competition in which he has participated. In 2004, he was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers selected by Pelé as a part of FIFA’s centenary celebrations. In the same year, he was also voted into the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll, a list of the 50 best European players of the past 50 years. Along with six awards in Italy for gentlemanly conduct, he has also won the Golden Foot award, which pertains to personality as well as playing ability. On the 8th of November 1998, the eve of his 24th birthday, at Friuli Stadium in Udine, he broke his left knee. Because of it, he risked his career and that injury divided his sport life in before and after phases. He broke the knee after five years of constant success and satisfaction both with Juventus and on the personal level. Then he had to start from scratch. He had to go through rehabilitation, physiotherapy, lots of hard work, learning to live with the pain and then, finally, the first improvements started to show, the beginning of training, that day by day was becoming more and more intensive.
Finally he was ready. All what happened, helped him to change and to improve certain things. Both as a man and as a football player. The long pause and all what it brought about, pushed him to grow up as a player and to become stronger from all points of view. Analyzing the facts and the numbers, he found out that he scored even more after the injury, than before it. At international level, Del Piero has also represented the Italian national team at three FIFA World Cups and four UEFA European Football Championships, most notably winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and reaching the final of UEFA Euro 2000 with Italy.
As we all know and for those of you who do not, Thomas Degasperi, the famous italian water skier, is officially an ambassador for EasyDial. So, we thought it might be nice for us to know him a little better. Thomas Degasperi was born on 18 January 1982, in Trento, Italy. He is one of the most accomplished water skiers in the world. He started water-skiing at age five, when he was encouraged by his father, Marco Degasperi, a well-known water-skiing coach. Thomas practiced at his father’s ski school on Caldonazzo Lake in northern Italy.
By the age of 7, Thomas was competing for the Mickey Mouse trophy. He lost, but the next year, he was determined and he won. And that was the start. He won a national title at the age of 10 and the Junior European Championship at 14. And, since then he never stopped. He has won two World Championships, one Master’s title, two Moomba Master’s titles, two times the Malibu Open , 6 times the European Championships , the Canadian Open , the Ski West Pro, 2 times the New Zealand Pro-Am, the Atalanta Pro-Am, the Mexico Pro Am, the Global Invitations Pro , the Alizee Cup and many more for a total of over 20 Pro titles and over 50 Pro Podiums, and is ranked number 1 in the world.
He currently lives in Florida. He also has his own Ski School, located in Windermere, Florida, where he is better known as Coach TGas, appropriately named so by his students.
TGas Ski School in Orlando, Florida isn’t all that different from the ski school that his father runs in Northern Italy, the same ski school that inspired his love for water skiing and not far from the beach that inspired his passion for coaching children.