Glory City Stories #Cagliari

Cagliari. The city that represents an island nation, within a nation.

In this issue they speak exclusively with Sardinia’s most famous footballing export – the man chosen to fill the boots of Diego Maradona at Napoli – Gianfranco Zola.

They sit down with the man who made that decision, Claudio Ranieri. Who discusses starting his coaching career in Sardinia and returning to the island having achieved success on the Italian mainland, in Spain, France and famously winning the English Premier League with Leicester City.

Ranieri’s return to the club was brought about by club President Tommaso Giulini. They sit down with him to discuss the realities of life in charge of a club which means so much to so many. Giulini is also a fierce critic of the European Super League plans, so they also discuss the future of football at the highest levels and how clubs like Cagliari can dream. 

They chat to the current crop of players, plying their trade under the Rossoblù’s ‘Mister’ including Gianluca Lapadula, Zito Luvumbo and Nahitan Nández, who is continuing a long and storied history of Uruguayan footballers the city has taken to its heart.

Glory is a high-end football and travel publication, aiming to put the ‘beautiful’ back into the beautiful game. They travel the world documenting alternative football cultures including the most remote, exotic and unusual destinations.

Glory are a team of award-winning designers, writers and photographers with a shared passion for football. They wanted to explore the game beyond the elite leagues – there are countless nations where die-hard fans pack remote, windswept stadia or watch their national teams scrap for the honour of a place in the FIFA top 100. They look beyond the money, the glamour and the trophies to find the real Glory of football.

148mm x 190mm. 236 pages.