LB presents the Full Story of a Football Manager who is best known by the Nickname; ‘The Godfather‘.
Our version of Antonio Conte’s Biography Facts Plus Childhood Story brings to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time till date.
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The analysis of the successful Italian Manager involves his life story before fame, family life and many OFF and ON-Pitch little known facts about him.
Without a doubt, Antonio Conte is a maestro with an uncontrollable desire to win games.
Those who don’t know him very well think he is moody, but he is a good guy and an exemplary pro who lives and breathes football.
Antonio Conte Childhood Story -Early Life and Family Background:
Antonio Conte was born in Lecce, southern Italy on the 31st July 1969 to his father Cosimino Conte, a football coach and Mother Ada Briamo, a full time house wife.
Cosimino and Ada brought him and his brothers Gianluca and Daniele up with very strict rules.
As was usual at that time, Antonio spent his free time playing in the street and was quick to learn who he should be friends with and who to avoid. Even if, at times, a fisticuffs was inevitable.
In a recent interview, he said this;
‘The street was once our football pitch, and also our tennis court… It’s everything! Every now and again, just to do something different we draw a white chalk line on the tarmac, all in the name of creating a football field for football.’
Antonio Conte Educational Background:
Despite being a football coach, Anthonio’s father always insisted study should come first for his son. He created the rules and boundaries for him.
Being a relaxed parent and acting more like their friend, Cosimino Conte Clearly set out to his son what is expected of him and what the punishments are for disobeying his rules.
At school, his teachers often held Antonio up as a good example for his classmates and despite devoting much time for football, Antonio was still one of the best students in his class.
According to him,
‘We were lucky enough to have true masters behind us, my father was good at teaching football. He also had the wisdom to guide me in education. He was responsible for turning me from a boy to a man’.
Antonio Conte Biography Facts – Relationship with Parents:
It was Juventina Lecce, the amateur team trained and led by his father, that gave Antonio his love of football.
Antonio’s strong relationship with his parents was built on a framework of providing, nurturing and guiding their son to greatness.
Antonio Conte Early Football Career:
Conte began his career with the youth team of his hometown club U.S. Lecce and made his Serie A debut with the first team on 6 April 1986, aged 16, in a 1-1 draw against Pisa.
Under the manager Carlo Mazzone, he became a fundamental player for the squad. In 1987 he fractured his tibia, running the risk of a career-ending injury.
After recovering from a serious injury, jeopardising his professional career due to a fractured tibia in his left leg, he returned to the pitch with great determination in the 1988-1989 season.
Conte’s first goal with Lecce and in Serie A was against Napoli. Conte wore the red and yellow jersey for 7 years, playing 89 matches and scoring 1 goal for Lecce.
Antonio Conte Juventus Career:
Antonio Conte Relationship Life (The Anthonio Conte Love Story):
When Antonio moved to Turin to play for Juventus, he met Elisabetta, the beautiful daughter of his neighbour and friend named Gianni. He continued to watch her, waiting for a perfect time and opportunity to converse with her.
On a faithful day, September 2004 precisely, Elisabetta dropped in at the Bar in Corso Vinzaglio to say hi to her father and she met Antonio, who was commenting on the latest football player acquisitions over a coffee.
A glance was all that was needed before the love story between Antonio and Elisabetta ignited. This was a time he recently got a job as a football manager.
It took no time before they had a daughter whom they named Vittoria Conte. She was born in 2007.
Antonio and Elisabetta dated for 9 years before celebrating their marriage which came on the 10th of June, 2013.
Antonio Conte is a true family man. He is someone who includes both his wife and child in envisioning the future.