AC Milan Junior Camp Head Coaches / Technical Supervisors

Head Coaches / Technical Supervisors

  • Fillipo Galli
  • Stefano Eranio
  • Walter De Vecchi
  • Diego Bortoluzzi
  • Pietro Vierchowod
  • Luca Santochirico
  • Lorenzo Cresta

Filippo Galli


Filippo Galli is one of the main reasons for the Milan victories throughout the years ’80 and ’90. Born in Monza on 19 May 1963, he started in the A serie with the Milan team shirt on 18 September 1983.

In his remarkably long career he participated to 15 Championships in the Serie A, attending 254 times (217 with Milan, 21 with Reggiana, 22 with Brescia), 3 Championships in the Serie B, 33 times with Reggiana and 70 with Brescia, 1 domestic Championship in C/1 attending 28 times with Pescara and 2 domestic Championships in C/2 with the Pro Sesto.

The longest period was with Milan, for which he played 37 times in the European Leagues, but above all he won 3 Champion Cups (1988/89-1989/90-1993/94) e 5 Italian National Championships (1987/88-1991/92-1992/93-1993/94-1994/95).

In his prize records it is good to remind of the 8 times with the Italian Team Under 23, the 7 times with The Italian Team Under 21 and the 7 times with the Olympic Team of Italy in Los Angeles in 1984. There are also two promotions obtained in the minor domestic championships: one from the Serie B to the Serie A with Brescia and 1 from the Serie C/1 to the Serie B with Pescara.

Post-playing career:

From 2006 to 2018 he was the official trainer of the Milan “Primavera”.

In July 2008 Filippo Galli joined the technical staff of the AC Milan First Team and he is one of the two assistant coaches of Carlo Ancelotti. It was on charge in particular of the coaching of the AC Milan First team defenders.

From 2009 to 2018 Filippo Galli was the AC Milan Youth Department Manager..

Stefano Eranio


Stefano Eranio started his professional football career with Genoa in August 1984. His first five seasons at Genoa were in Serie B before in 1989 the club were promoted to Serie A. In total, Eranio played for the club for eight seasons before he moved to AC Milan in August 1992. At Milan he won three league titles (1993, 1994 and 1996), three Italian Super Cups (1992, 1993 and 1994) and he also played in two Champions League finals. The first was in 1992–93 when AC Milan lost 1–0 to Olympique de Marseille, and the second was in 1994–95 when his club lost 1–0 to Ajax Amsterdam. He added to his trophy collection with the 1994 European Super Cup.
In May 1997 he moved for free to the English club Derby County where he became a fans favorite, and he made his Derby, and FA Premier League debut, on the 9 August 1997 against Blackburn Rovers. His first goal for the Derbyshire club came on the 30 August 1997 when he scored in a league game against Barnsley. In this season, Derby County moved from their former home at the Baseball Ground to their new home, Pride Park Stadium, and Eranio’s goal, to take the score to 1–0 against Barnsley was the first that was scored at Derby’s new home ground. He retired in 2003.
He is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential players to play for Derby County and, on 1 May 2006, Eranio and Ted McMinn were inducted as Derby Legends.

National Italian Team:

Eranio debuted for the Italian team on the 22 December 1990 in a game against Cyprus. The game was a qualification match for the 1992 European Championships, and Italy won the game 4–0. His first international goal came against the Netherlands on the 9 September 1992. Italy won the game 3–2.
On 29 March 1997, Eranio played his last game for Italy, against Moldova in a 3–0 home win. In total, he received 20 caps, and scored three goals, with six of the appearances in qualifiers for World Cups, and other five in qualification for European Championships.

Post-playing career:

Eranio is part of the AC Milan youth coaching staff since 2005, and he is currently working as AC Milan Scouter. He was the head-coach of the AC Milan Giovanissimi Nazionali (under-15) team from 2006 to 2008.

Walter De Vecchi

Walter De Vecchi played for AC Milan in the 1974-1975 season and from 1978 to 1981. He played a total of 102 matches for the red and black team of Gianni Rivera’s FIFA Ballon d’Or with whom he won the Italian Championship in 1979. 

  • At the moment he is part of the AC Milan Youth Sector lead by Filippo Galli.
  • In 2012, he was the Coach of the first AC Milan U-14 Youth Team (Giovanissim Nazionali)
  • In 2013, he was the Coach of the second AC Milan U-14 Youth Team (Giovanissimi Regionali B)
  • In 2014, he was the Coach of the first AC Milan U-14 Youth Team (Giovanissimi Regionali A)
  • In 2015 he is the Coach of the AC Milan U-16 Youth Team (Allievi Nazionali).
  • In 2016 he is the INDIVIDUAL SESSION COACH of the AC Milan Youth Sector.

Diego Bortoluzzi

Diego Bortoluzzi, Manager Coach in Serie A and Coach at the AC Milan Academy CampDiego Bortoluzzi grew up with the youngsters of Atalanta Football Club. He made his debut in Serie A (Italian soccer first division) with Atalanta Football Club in 1985. He played for Atalanta FC from 1985 to 1987.
He played for a long time in the Italian soccer second division (Serie B) with Brescia FC (1989 – 1990 soccer season), Venice FC (from 1991 to 1996) and Treviso FC (from 1997 to 2002) of which he became captain and leader.

Diego Bortoluzzi’s career as Coach is the following one:

As Head Coach he coached in Serie A (Italian soccer first division):

  • Treviso FC (2005-2006 soccer season)
  • Palermo FC (2016-2017 soccer season)

As Francesco Guidolin’s Assistant First Team Coach he coached in Serie A (Italian soccer first division):

  • Palermo FC (2004-2005 soccer season and 2007-2008 soccer season)
  • Parma FC (from 2008 to 2010)
  • Udinese FC (from 2010 to 2014)

As Francesco Guidolin’s Assistant Coach he coached in Premier League (English soccer first division):

  • Swansea City (season 2015-2016)

As Andrea Mandorlini’s Assistant First Team Coach he coached in Serie A (Italian soccer first division):

  • Verona FC (2016-2016 soccer season)

Pietro Vierchowod

Pietro Vierchowod is an Italian former footballer who played as a defender, and a current manager. He also represented the Italian national side during his career, and was most notably a member of the Italian squad that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup.   

Widely regarded as one of the greatest Italian centre-backs of all-time, and one of the best of his generation, during his playing career he was nicknamed lo Zar (“the Tsar”) because of his pace, defensive ability, physicality, tenacious playing style.

Vierchowod was initially a man-marking centre-back, who also later excelled in a zonal-marking system. He started his professional football career for Como, before moving to Fiorentina. However, his first successes came when he moved to Roma, winning a Serie A scudetto in 1983. Then he moved to Sampdoria, with whom he won four Italian Cupsone European Cup Winners’ Cup and another scudetto in 1991. In 1995, he signed for Juventus, where he acted as an experienced defender and won his only UEFA Champions League in 1996 at the age of 37. He played the final in Rome against Ajax which Juve won on penalties. He then moved on to AC Milan and Piacenza, for whom he continued to play regularly despite being 41 years of age. He eventually retired in 2000. Vierchowod played 562 Serie A matches, and is the seventh-highest appearance holder of all time in Serie A, behind only to Paolo Maldini, Gianluigi Buffon, Francesco Totti, Javier Zanetti, Gianluca Pagliuca, and Dino Zoff.

Vierchowod was capped 45 times with the Italy national team between 1981 and 1993, scoring two goals. He was one of the players in the Italian squad that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup, under manager Enzo Bearzot. Verchowod was a member of the Italian squad that took part at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, and he also made three appearances at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, as Italy finished in third place on home soil, under manager Azeglio Vicini, after reaching the semi-finals. He is also the oldest goalscorer in the history of the Italy national team: he scored in a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualificationmatch against Malta on 24 March 1993, which ended in a 6–1 win for the Azzurri, under manager Arrigo Sacchi. Vierchowod also competed for Italy at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, where Italy managed a fourth-place finish, after reaching the semi-finals of the tournament.


Italian titles:

  • Scudetti (Italian League titles): 2
    Roma: 1982-1983; Sampdoria: 1990-1991
  • Coppa Italia (Italian Cup): 4
    Sampdoria: 1984-1985; 1987-1988; 1988-1989; 1993-1994
  • Supercoppa Italiana (Italian Supercup) : 2
    Sampdoria: 1991; Juventus: 1995

International titles:

  • Champions League: 1
    Juventus: 1995-1996
  • European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1
    Sampdoria: 1989-1990
  • FIFA World Cup with the Italian National Team
    First place (Gold medal): 1982 (World Cup in Spain); Third place (Bronze medal):  1990 (World Cup in Italy)

Lorenzo Cresta


Lorenzo Cresta is a former professional footballer, with a degree in law, economics and sports management.

He has performed various roles at AC Milan, namely:

  • Technical Supervisor, AC Milan Academy in Italy and overseas
  • Technical Director, Milan Junior Camp and AC Milan Experience
  • In 2017-2018 soccer season he was responsible for coaching the Under-11 category (Esordienti B) of the AC Milan Youth Sector
  • He is currently Assistant Coach of the AC Milan Youth Team “Giovanissimi Regionali U 13” (2006)
  • In 2018-2019 soccer season he was the Assistant Coach of the U13 AC Milan Youth Team
  • He is currently the Assistant Coach of the U15 AC Milan Youth Team AC Milan

Luca Santochirico

Luca Santochirico has a degree in exercise and sports science; he qualified as a professional fitness coach at Coverciano; he gained an R.O.I (Italian Register of Osteopaths) diploma in osteopathy; he is a UEFA B licensed coach.
From December 2012 until June 2014 he was a Professional Fitness Coach for the first team (Lega Pro 1) of SS Tritium 1988

He is currently the Head Coach of the Sporteventi and Manager of the AC Milan Junior Camps in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Jesolo Lido, Asiago Mountain Plateau and Lignano Sabbiadoro.

He has previously held the post of Manager of the AC Milan Junior Camps in Cavalese, Vittorio Veneto, at the NATO Base in Naples and overseas at the AC Milan Junior Camps in Kuwait City – KUWAITPula – CROATIABratislava – SLOVAKIA.