Enzo Pellegrino

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Enzo Pellegrino
Personal information
Full nameEnzo Pellegrino
Year of birth1975
Place of birthCherry Trees, Craitland
Playing positionRight-back
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)*
2003–08Craitland Cherry Trees FC
National team
2006–08Craitland Craitland1(0)
Teams managed
2011–13Tellia San Pietro Academy
2013–Tellia Romero Sport
* Appearances (Goals)
Player has received at least one call-up for any emboldened national teams

Enzo Pellegrino, commonly known solely as Enzo, is a Craitish football manager and former-player who currently manages Romero Sport in Tellia's Serie A. He spent his entire playing career with Cherry Trees FC, where he was a right-back.

Career

Club

Enzo started his professional career uncharacteristically late, at the age of 27, when he signed for Cherry Trees FC ahead of the first ever CrFA League 1 season. Enzo established himself as the club's first-choice right-back, wearing number 2, and was an integral part of their starting line-up during their title triumphs that season and the following year. While the club was unable to win the league in the subsequent two seasons, Enzo remained a regular as they were successful in the King's Cup; winning both the 2005 and 2006 finals, with Enzo scoring the second goal in a 3–2 defeat of Sverige Tiem FC in the latter.

Cherry Trees won back-to-back league titles in the 2007 and 2008 campaigns, with Enzo ever-present, and also recorded an unprecedented domestic double with another cup win in 2008. At the end of the season, Enzo announced his retirement from playing aged 33, citing the year's success as a perfect high on which to leave, and revealed his desires to enter a managerial career.

International

Enzo was called-up for the first ever Craitish international squad for the inaugural edition of the FMF World Cup in 2006. Enzo made his début in the nation's first match; a 2–1 victory over New-Empire in the group stage, but lost his starting place to Phil Demb in the subsequent matches as the team advanced to the quarter-finals before losing on penalties. Despite remaining available for call-ups until his retirement in 2008, Enzo was never involved in the national setup again—with the ascent of Jon Anders Larsen freezing him out—and his sole appearance left him as the only Craitish player whose caps were all won in 2006.

Management

After retiring from playing in 2008, Enzo undertook coaching courses in Craitland and then Victoria, where his first post saw him as an assistant to former Cherry Trees FC teammate Alexis Tereminus as the manager at Buthminster Athletic in 2011. Following the collapse of the Victorian Premiership later that year, Enzo followed Tereminus to Tellia, where he accepted the role of coach of Romero Sport's San Pietro Academy. In 2013, Tereminus left the club after disagreements with its executives and Enzo was promoted to the position of first-team manager. Since becoming Romero boss full-time, Enzo has guided the club to a first ever WMFA Champions' League title in his second season and has overseen the team's second and third league championships.

Honours

Playing

Cherry Trees FC

Managing

Romero Sport

Personal life

Enzo has two sons with his Alexandrian wife; Alexis and Juan, who are also professional footballers, having broken through the ranks of the San Pietro Academy under his guidance.