Antonio Conte is widely known in the world of football. He is a soccer manager and coach, known for his time with the Italian team Juventus FC and the London-based club Chelsea FC, both of which he led to championship titles. As a player, one remembers his time with the Old Lady (a nickname for Juventus FC) and also with the Italian national team, where he provided stability in midfield for both teams. In the course of further development, we will learn more about this.
Conte was born on July 31, 1969, in southern Italy (more precisely in Lecce) by his parents Cosimino Conte and Ada Briamo, and came into the family as his parents’ first child. His brothers are Gianluca, also a soccer coach, and Daniele, a soccer agent. His father, Cosimino, was a soccer coach, while his mother, Ada, is a housewife. So it was from home that Conte’s journey into the world of football began.
He fell in love early enough with the round leather game and always played with friends on the street, but his father made sure that this never interfered with his studies. Cosimino initially insisted on academics and did not allow him to play until he was sure that the young Conte was finished with his academic work.
This discipline at home was reflected at school, and he was usually held up as a role model to his schoolmates. He was a well-balanced student because despite the attention he paid to football at school, his grades were never affected.
Antonio Conte started playing organized football with Juventina Lecce, an amateur football team coached by his father. This gave him the necessary experience to start his playing career with the team of his hometown Unione Sportiva Lecce, which at that time played in the top league of the Italian league, Serie A.
He made his debut for the team at the young age of 16 against Pisa. Conte became an integral player of the club team and collected 99 international matches, scoring one goal in the seven years he spent with the club.
He left Lecce in 1991 and signed for Juventus in a transfer worth 3 million pounds and made his debut against Turin in November of the same year. In 13 years (1991-2004) with the Old Lady, he earned 418 caps, scored 43 goals, and decorated the captain’s band from 1996 until the boots were hung up in 2004.
He also won five Serie A championships and a UEFA double (the UEFA Cup in 1993 and the UEFA Champions League trophy in 1996). His other trophies with Juventus include the Coppa Italia (1995), the UEFA Super Cup (1996), four Supercoppa Italiana titles, and the UEFA Intertoto Cup (1999). After leaving Juventus, he never played for another club.
Conte made his debut for the Italian national team in a friendly match on home soil against Finland. His first major tournament with the team was the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States of America. The Italian team reached the final but lost against the superior firepower of the Brazilian team.
Next up was Euro 2000, and again his team reached the final but lost to France, so Antonio Conte was eliminated from the national team after an injury-ridden career (at the front of the national team). During his time in the Italian national team, he played 20 times (1994-2000) and scored two goals – including his headbutt against Turkey in the opening game of Euro 2000, which was described as the “best goal of the European tournament”.
Family Life – Wife
Antonio Conte is married to Elisabetta Muscarello. He met the Italian beauty when he played for Juventus, but their relationship did not start until 2004 when they met in a bar and got things started. Their daughter Vittoria arrived in 2007, and in June 2013 they walked down the aisle after nine years together.
Antonio Conte’s Coaching Career
After his retirement from club football in 2004, Conte started as a coach. His first job was as assistant to Luigi De Canio, who was the manager of Siena. He later became head coach of Arezzo, a Serie B team, but was dismissed a few months later due to poor results.
As his successor was not doing any better, he got his job back and faced a relegation battle. He led the team to six wins and one draw, giving them 19 points for coming so close to relegation. Nevertheless, Arezzo would have been relegated by just one point on the last matchday of the season.
He was signed by another Serie B team, Bari, for the second half of the 2007-08 season, while the team languished in the relegation zone. Conte ensured a place in the middle of the standings this season, and next season Bari not only secured his promotion to Serie A but also became Serie B champions.
He came to Atlanta in 2009 but was unable to repeat his miracle from Bari, and after aggressive confrontations among fans, he had no choice but to step down as club coach, as the team could hardly avoid relegation.
He was signed by Siena for the 2010/11 season, which the club followed in the B Series after relegation last season. Antonio Conte was eventually to lead them out of relegation as the promoted team at the first attempt.
After much skepticism about Conte, Juventus finally decided to give the former player and fan hero a chance at his dream job. Contrary to expectations, Antonio Conte did not need time to settle in. He silenced his critics and shone in the role in which he set several records for the club’s greatest coaches and even set his own records.
He led them to the first final of Coppa Italia after 8 years. He also won the league this season with only 20 goals after an unbeaten season, which was an unprecedented achievement (as Serie A was expanded to a league format with 20 teams playing 38 rounds).
Juventus won the league for the three seasons that Conte led, but the Limb Campaign in Europe (UCL) meant that he would step down as manager in 2014 after winning his third title as manager of his former club.
After his trophy-winning period with the Old Lady, he was coach of the national team for two years before signing with London-based club Chelsea in 2016. As with Juventus, he began with a very good grade, and when it was announced on January 13, 2017, that Antonio Conte had won the gong for Manager of the Month for December 2016, he was only the first Premier League manager to win the award three times in a row (October, November, and December). He won the Premier League title with Chelsea in his first season with a record of 30 wins in 38 league games.
The next season, however, Antonio Conte was dismissed as Chelsea’s coach after a bad season, despite winning the English FA Cup against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
The godfather, as Conte is called, has an athletic physique, as one would expect from someone who has played football for a long time. He may not be 1.80 m tall, but Conte has a handsome average height of 1.78 m and weighs 76 kg or 167.5 pounds.