Gianluca Di Marzio

SpecialityJournalist - SKY SPORT

Born in Castellammare di Stabia (Na) on 28/03/1974, there by chance since, when he was child, he used to follow his father Gianni Di Marzio, an important football coach and the first Italian to see Maradona, around Italy. He began to gain experience in Padua on local TVs, where he worked for about 10 years, at the same time graduated in Law. In 2004 – at the age of 30 – he received a call from Sky. He became the protagonist of the italian program “Calciomercato – L’originale”, which made him famous as an expert in transfers and negotiations; some scoops gave him great international recognition. There have been shot documentaries in France on his working day, dozens of articles written on his profession and on how he changed the way of talking about purchases and sales: Espn, in an investigation, included him among the 50 most influential men of the Football Industry. He has an incredible strength on social networks with a community of over 2.5 million followers on all platforms, and also manages a website, which collects about 100 million page views per year. He has been married to Anna Maria for 27 years and has two children, twins Gaia and Giovanni. She says she accepted the whole package: since the mobile phone, for someone like him, is a real lover, she cannot afford to be jealous!