Seedorf shares knowledge with academy coaches

Clarence Seedorf served up a lesson on football, life, development and humanity after answering the call from former team-mate and friend Giovanni Invernizzi to take part in a video conference on Zoom recently, involving over 50 coaches at the Sampdoria Academy and Sampdoria Next Generation.

The former midfielder played for Sampdoria in the 1995/96 season as part of a trophy-laden career that included spells at Ajax, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Botafogo. The Dutchman called upon all his experience as a man and superb footballer with a wealth of international experience to give the coaches his insight and answer their plethora of questions online in a session that lasted over two hours.

Seedorf took to the task naturally, with the same coolness that he showed when raising the Champions League trophy at the age of 19 or scoring remarkable goals from 35 yards out. “First of all, I’m a person, which is a philosophy that I adopted at a very young age in order to be able to adapt to situations on the pitch and in life. I certainly needed that quality during my time at Samp, which was key for me and helped me improve considerably.”

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