The 14th of December 2018 saw the press conference of the Football Legends Cup China, which will take place in Chengdu on the 22-24th of March 2019 and is organized by IFDA and FRONT SPORTS. A spectacular event featuring official speeches, participation of great football champions, interaction between the football players and Chinese children and local fans, became a promising start for an exciting tournament to come.
Football Legends Cup China
The FLCC in March in Chengdu, that took place thanks to the collaboration between IFDA and FRONT SPORTS, saw participation of many of the most iconic football legends of Brazil, China, France, Italy, Spain and the rest of the world presenting the spectators three days of the games of the highest level.
During the initiative some delegations of the former football players had the honour and the pleasure to meet the sportsmen of the Sichuan United (elite football school in Chengdu) and the students of the1st school of Tianfu District in Chengdu.
Visit to Chengdu sports college
Thanks to the contribution of IFDA China president Huaxun Cai, an IFDA delegation including IFDA general director Massimiliano Suglia, IFDA France president Vincent Candela, IFDA Argentina president Hernan Crespo, IFDA Brazil president Aldair and U-21 Italian national team manager Luigi di Biagio visited Chengdu sports college and appreciated a warm welcome reserved for them. The students of the college will assist as volunteers in organizing the Football Legends Cup China, which will take place in Chengdu on the 22-24 March.
IFDA Turkey inauguration
On the 21st of November 2018 in a press conference in Istanbul was announced the birth of IFDA Turkey. IFDA general director Massimiliano Suglia expressed his satisfaction with the fact that Turkish former football players joined the movement and that they will be able to increase their contribution to the development of football in their country.
La Notte dei Re 02/06/2019
Il 02/06/2019 presso il Foro Italico di Roma ha preso vita la prima edizione “La Notte dei Re”.
Il villaggio, che ha visto alternarsi sul palco RDS artisti musicali, presentatori e leggende del calcio, ha aperto le porte nel pomeriggio romano. L’artista Agron Hoti ha esposto un’opera di 800mq creata in collaborazione con i campioni di calcio che poi è stata divisa in più piccole opere di cui alcuni sono state battute all’asta da Christie’s. Molti i campioni di tutti gli sport e le celebrità che hanno partecipato all’iniziativa, che si è conclusa con un spettacolare match di ProSix tra il Team Totti ed il Team Figo, all’interno del Centrale del Tennis vestito ad hoc per l’occasione.
Tra i calciatori scesi in campo spiccano i nomi di Cassano, Pirlo, Hierro, Seedorf, Salgado e Kluivert e tanti altri.
The first edition of La Notte dei Re (The Night of the Kings) in June 2, 2019 in Rome at Foro Italico.
La Notte dei Re (The Night of the Kings) press conference
The press conference took place in Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel, with Francesco Totti and Luis Figo as protagonists. Among the present many celebrities and ex football players like CONI President Giovanni Malagò, Bambino Gesù hospital General Director Ruggero Parrotto, Vincent Candelà, Cristian Zaccardo e Luigi Di Biagio. The initiative will take place on June 2, 2019, at Foro Italico. The holiday of the 2nd of June will interwine sport, art and charity will conclude with an epic ProSix game between teams guided by Francesco Totti and Luis Figo.