Former Roma and Italy footballer Damiano Tommasi elected mayor of Verona
Damiano Tommasi obtained 54.4% of the votes in the elections. The 48-year-old former footballer hails from the suburb of Verona, where he began his professional career. Tommasi played for Italy at the 2002 World Cup
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Former Roma and Italy footballer Damiano Tommasi has been elected mayor of Verona. It is reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
In the elections, the 48-year-old former footballer received 54.4% of the vote, his rival Federico Zboriana – only 46.6%.
It should be noted that Tommasi is not a member of any political party, but the centre-left coalition supported him in the elections.
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“It was not easy, but we joined the project, which Verona had been waiting for a long time. We are ready for a tough choice, but tonight we will celebrate and I will thank everyone who took their time. We are satisfied that we were able to talk about specific proposals for the city without slandering the opponent,” said Tommasi.
Tommasi hails from Negrar, a suburb of Verona. It was with Verona that he made his professional debut in 1993. In 1996 he moved to Roma, where he spent the next 10 years.
Tommasi also came to play for the Spanish Levante, the English Queens Park Rangers, the Chinese Tianjin Teda. For the Italian national team, the footballer played 25 matches and scored two goals, he participated in the 2002 World Cup.
From 2011 to 2020, he headed the Italian Football Players Association.
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