Walter Zenga in Dubai

Walter Zenga in DubaiWalter Zenga is a retired Italian champion of football and current manager in Dubai. He is a long-time goalkeeper for the Italian national team and Internazionale.
During his playing career, Zenga was part of the Italian squad that finished fourth at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, USA and the World Cup squad that finished third in the 1990 World Cup tournament held in Italy, in which Zenga started every game for the Azzurri.

During his playing career, Zenga was nicknamed Uomo Ragno (Spiderman) due to his goalkeeping skills, especially his agility, but also because during an interview after being excluded from the Italian National team, he started singing Hanno Ucciso L’Uomo Ragno (a song by 883 Italian band, talking about Spiderman’s death) instead of replying to journalists..

On 11 May 2010 he was announced new head coach of Saudi Arabian football club Al-Nassr. He was removed from his position on 24 December 2010 after a string of poor results led Al-Nasr to be overthrown from the top of the league table, or probably cause of problem with economics related with his contract.
On 6 Jan 2011 Zenga appointed as new head coach for Al Nasr SC In UAE Pro league.

Honours

Inter F.C.
Serie A: 1988–89
Italian Super Cup: 1989
UEFA Cup: 1991, 1994

Individual
Serie A Footballer of the Year (1): 1987
IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper (3): 1989, 1990, 1991
UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year (1): 1990

Manager
Steaua Bucureşti
Liga I: 2004–05

Red Star Belgrade
SuperLiga: 2005–06
Serbian Cup: 2005–06

Walter Zenga a Dubai - picture courtesy of Romain & DubaiNight

Picture courtesy of Romain & DubaiNight

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *