European champion in American football

Matteo Felli operates a heavy lathe at Euromisure, a WIKA Group company in Italy. In his free time, he could be a kicker for the Panthers Parma American football team. In his sport, our colleague celebrated a stunning success with the Italian national team at the 2021 European American football championship.
At the end of last year, in the Swedish city of Malm�, the results was totally sensational. Italy?s national American football team won the European championships and could take the cup home for the very first time in 34 years. The ?Blue Team? won your day over a shocked Swedish team by 41:14.
Matteo Felli from Euromisure was on the winning team. His career tells a special story: He played soccer until 2015 when he previously to undergo spinal surgery. ?During rehab I played American football in a role involving as less contact as you possibly can, waiting to come back to soccer again?, Matteo said. But then, in 2016, the chance came up to try with the Parma Panthers.
After his participation in the Italian League in 2017, the Federazione Italiana di American Football (FIDAF) called Matteo up for the Italian national team, that was training with desire to to rise to Group-A. This was achieved with victories against the Austrian and Swiss teams. A surprising success considering that American football is only a marginal sport in Italy.
First Italian to attend an American football training camp in USA
?I got used to watching many and many videos of American training camps, NFL and other league matches, shooting and reviewing myself also to understand my mistakes?, Matteo explained. As the first Italian, Matteo also attended an exercise camp in Mobile, Alabama. This is an event to find new talent for the NFL. ?Even though I was not selected I had the opportunity to develop my skills with players who’ve played on prestigious pitches.? pressure gauge was happy to remain in Italy close to his family, beloved ones and workmates, all of them enthusiastically supporting him since forever.
Now this ambitious American footballer has his eye on the IFAF 2023 world championship. Incidentally, he tackles his main job at Euromisure with exactly the same passion. And his colleagues all love him for that.
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