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17.01.08 / 12:46

Inter v Reggina: Mancini's Primavera call-ups


Profiles of ten youth players in coach's squad for tonight's cup clash

APPIANO GENTILE - Roberto Mancini has included ten of Vincenzo Esposito's Inter Primavera players in his squad for tonight's Tim Cup round of 16 return leg against Reggina.

Player by player, Mancini's Primavera call-ups for Inter v Reggina:

Francesco Bolzoni
Midfielder, born in Lodi, Milan province on 7 May 1989. In sixth season with Inter's academy after joining from local club San Colombano al Lambro. Made academy debut for Esordienti A (Under-13) team, winning Italian championship with Inter Primavera (Under-19s) last season. First-team debut came against Sampdoria in 2006/07 Tim Cup semi-final 2nd leg. Trained with Mancini's squad in 2007 pre-season, making several appearances in friendly matches. Made Champions League debut in home match against PSV Eindhoven on 2 October 2007, and started the Matchday 6 clash with the Dutch club. Trained with the first team during the winter training camp in Dubai and played 65 minutes of the Dubai Cup final against Internacional Porto Alegre. Currently a member of Italian Under-20 national team, Bolzoni became second youngest player ever make debut for Under-21 team. Is on Inter's Champions League A list. Shirt number: 36.

Mario Balotelli
Striker, born in Palermo on 12 August 1990. Of Ghanaian origins, has always lived in Brescia with his adoptive family. Came through youth ranks of Serie C1 side Lumezzane, making two appearances for first team aged just 15. A powerful and agile striker, and a natural goalscorer, Mario joined Inter's academy in summer of 2006. After scoring 19 goals for Under-17 team, added 8 more for Inter Primavera after being promoted to senior youth team, and scored winner in playoff final against Sampdoria. Made first-team debut in 2-0 win at Cagliari on 17 December 2007, becoming 20th academy player to earn debut under Roberto Mancini. Started for the first team in the Tim Cup first leg against Reggina, scoring two goals. Trained with the first team during the winter training camp in Dubai and played the second halves of the Dubai Cup matches against Ajax and Internacional Porto Alegre.  Shirt number: 45.

Ivan Fatic
Defender, born in Pljevlja (Montenegro) on 21 August 1988. Joined Red Star Belgrade academy age 5 and remained for 12 seasons, transferring to Chievo at age of 17. Signed for Inter's academy after six months with Verona-based side and currently plays for the Primavera team coached by Vincenzo Esposito and Marco Monti. Took part in pre-season training with first team and played several friendly matches. Fatic started the Tim Cup first leg match against Reggina to make his debut for the first team. Took part in the Dubai training camp and played 70 minutes of the Dubai Cup final against Internacional Porto Alegre  Shirt number: 40.

Attila Filkor
Striker/attacking midfielder, born in Budapest, Hungary on 12 July 1988. Joined Inter in summer of 2006 from Maltese club Peita Hotspurs. Currently in second season with Inter Primavera. Made first-team debut in Messina 0-1 Inter on 9 November 2006. Has already won several call-ups to the Hungarian men's national team after captaining the Under-19 side. Won national championship with Inter Primavera on 19 May 2007 and trained with first team in pre-season last summer, making many appearances in friendly matches. Shirt number 41.

Marco Filippini
Defender, born in Montichiari on 19 September 1988. Played for Montichiari from age 5-16, making Serie C2 debut with same club. Joined Inter Primavera this year and trained with first team in pre-season, taking part in numerous friendly matches. Shirt number: 47.

Daniele Pedrelli
Midfielder, born in Fivizzano on 16 May 1988. Started playing football aged 6. Spent five years with Fivizzanese, three seasons at Focevara and four with Spezia before joining Inter's academy last season. Won national title last May with Esposito and Monti's Primavera side. Trained with first team in pre-season and played numerous friendly matches. Trained again with the first team during the winter training camp in Dubai and played 15 minutes of the Dubai Cup match against Ajax. Shirt number: 43.

Gabriele Puccio
Defender/midfielder born in Milan on 3 August 1989. Joined Inter's Pulcini A (Under-11) team after one season with Accademia Sandonatese. Has played for every Inter youth team from Under-11s to Under-19s, with whom he won national championship last season. Trained with Primavera squad during pre-season and scored against Manchester United at Champions Youth Cup in Malaysia. On Inter's Champions League B list, Pucci made first-team debut in Matchday 6 victory at PSV Eindhoven on 12 December 2007. Made second appearance for first team last December, playing entire second half of Tim Cup win at Reggina. Shirt number 37.

Aiman Napoli
Striker, born in Milan on 2 July 1989. Started playing for Oratorio San Luigi in Milan, aged 4. Joined Palazzolo Milanese aged 6 and remained for two seasons before joining Pro Sesto academy and winning Serie C1 debut. Joined Inter's academy in summer of 2007. Trained with Primavera squad in pre-season and took part in Champions Youth Cup in Malaysia. Has scored 9 goals in 14 matches for Inter Primavera in 2007/08. Made first-team debut against Reggina in Tim Cup round of 16 first leg last December. Shirt number: 46.

Luca Siligardi
Midfielder, born in Correggio on 26 January 1988. Started playing football aged five, and spent seven seasons with Campagnola (in Reggio Emilia), one season with Riese (in Reggio Emilia) and two with Dorando Pietri (in Modena) before joining Parma. Spent one season with Gialloblu before returning to Dorando Pietri and playing in Eccellenza category. Now in second season with Inter Primavera, he was part of 2006/07 championship-winning side. Took part in last summer's international tournament for youth teams in Malaysia and trained with first team in Dubai earlier this month, playing 65 minutes of Dubai Cup match against Ajax. Shirt number: 50.

Filippo Mancini
Wide midfielder, striker, born in Genoa on 13 October 1990. Started playing football aged seven and spent five years with Roman side Mary Mount. Joined Inter's academy after a season with Roman club Acquacetosa and another with Masseroni in Milan. Currently in third season at Inter, Mancini is a member of Esposito and Monti's Primavera squad. Took part in last summer's Champions Youth Cup in Malaysia. Shirt number: 17.






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