According to Calcio e Finanza, Umberto Calcagno has been elected to become the new President of the Italian Footballers’ Association (Associazione Italiana Calciatori; AIC). He will succeed Damiano Tommasi who has held the role for nine years since 2011.

Calcagno confesses that being elected as President of the AIC is a dream come true; during his many years spent on the football pitch, he always wished to further represent player’s rights.

His career saw him play for numerous clubs across 16 years. He represented, for the most part, lower-tier Italian clubs such as Avelino or Gualdo. However, he also managed to play for well-known clubs such as Sampdoria or Benevento.

Although Calcagno enjoyed, for the most part, a rather hushed playing career, he did manage to earn a medal for winning the Scudetto. In 1991, Sampdoria clinched the Serie A title for the first time in the club’s history. Calcagno played two matches during that campaign.