Giovanni Trapattoni's Adidas Predator worn boots. This boots were
the season 2002 and FIFA World Cup as Italy Team Manager.
Both boots are
signed and personalized with "GIANNITRAP" and "17"
(caps for Italy as player).
One of the most celebrated managers in
football history, Trapattoni is one of
only four coaches, alongside
Ernst Happel, Josť Mourinho and Tomislav Ivić to
have won league
titles in four different European countries; in total, Trapattoni
won 10 league titles in Italy, Germany, Portugal and Austria. Alongside
Lattek, he is the only coach to have won all three major European
competitions (European Cup, UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup) and
one to make it with the same club (Juventus). Also, he is
the only one to have
won all official continental club competitions
and the world title, achieving this
with Juventus during his first
spell with the club. He is one of the rare few to
have won the
European Cup, the Cup Winners' Cup and Intercontinental Cup as
player and manager. Trapattoni coached his native Italian national team
to the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2004, but could not replicate
successes with Italy, suffering a controversial early exit
in both competitions.
Trapattoni was most recently the manager of the
Republic of Ireland national
team. He led them to their first
European Championships in 24 years, enjoying a
successful UEFA Euro
2012 qualifying campaign. This followed narrowly missing
out on the
2010 FIFA World Cup, after his team were controversially knocked out
by France. As a football tactician, he is the most famous and consistent
of Nereo Rocco (manager of Milan when Trapattoni was playing
for them), the
very inventor of modern Italian Catenaccio.