Where are they now? Filippo Galli


Both Capello and Sacchi have had the pleasure of lining up a strong defensive wall throughout their years as Milan’s coaches, and Filippo Galli was one of the blocks that built this formidable defense. With many years of loyalty to the club, Galli has been one of the fans favorites for many years.


Filippo worked his way up from the youth sector and made his debut with the senior squad in the 4-2 win against Verona in the Serie A. This match paved the way for a 13 year old spell of Galli wearing the Red and Black shirt with pride. During this, he won 5 Scudettos, 3 European Cups, 2 Intercontinental Cups, 3 European Super Cups, and 4 Italian Super Cups playing a total of 325 matches for the Rossoneri. He was an intelligent defender, tactically gifted and able to cover any role of the defensive line. However, due to several injuries and the emergence of another bright defender named Billy Costacurta, Galli was forced to serve as a backup, a highly reliable and experienced backup.


Filippo retired from the game at the age of 41, after a 2 year spell with Serie C2 club Pro Sesto. Following that, he was appointed the responsibility of the A.C. Milan youth system for almost 10 years and after that he started to work with the senior team as an assistant coach to Ancelotti with former team mate Mauro Tassotti. Galli also worked as a pundit on several Italian TV stations and in September 2012, he began the coaching course in Coverciano.