MILAN - Luca Caldirola is the captain of Roberto Samaden's Esordienti A team. A central defender born in Desio, Milan province on 1 February, 1991, Caldirola played for various teams in Italy's Lombardy region before arriving in Milan.

He started out as a goalkeeper at Seregno, then joined Base 96 in Seveso and played in midfield. But at Inter he has slotted into his definitive role in the centre of defence.

Caldirola's Nerazzurri career began with the Pulcini B side, and now he has made the grade at Esordienti level he knows the sky is the limit. "I hope I can go as far as possible," he said. "I want to be a professional footballer, then we'll see what happens."

Besides representing the Nerazzurri youth sector, Caldirola studies seven days a week from the morning to the evening, which obviously leaves little time for friends. But Luca is aware of the great chance he has been given. He added: "Playing for Inter helps. You're immediately taken into consideration."

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