Its first president Nobile recounts the first nickname: “We called it that because it was small and slippery”. Friend Ascagni: “He never really left the city”

    by our correspondent Marco Fallisi

    January 7th
    – Cremona

    Some say they saw him here not long ago, shortly before “Mickey Mouse” took leave of the national team to fly to London and play his last match against the opponent who took him away. In Grumello Cremonese, just over 1,600 souls a few kilometers from Cremona, Gianluca “Topolino” Vialli has found his place in the sun: it is there, in the quiet of the countryside, in a 15th century castle as beautiful as those in fairy tales, that the champion was a child.