MEET TEDDY

MEET TEDDY

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Teddy hails from Bangkok, Thailand. His love of the game started in 1994, (when his father who is half Italian), encouraged him to watch the World Cup. Working in design, Teddy creates football animations daily. Explore Teddy's pages to check out the design work of a Thai football fanatic.

I’m Teddy from Bangkok. Football has been in my life for as long as I can remember!

What is your favourite Copa90 video and why?

While the Top 10s and Motion Graphic features are the ones that I looks forward to most weeks on Copa 90, it is actually ‘Derby Days: A City Split in Two Parts – Inter v AC Milan’ that is and probably will always be my favourite video on the channel. As a Milan fan, there is nothing I want to be part of more than what Eli had the experience of doing. I made my own AC Milan documentary back in 2010, but your video showed me exactly how to make a good feature with all the available contacts and funds.

What is the best football game you have seen and why?

The best game I watched live is undoubtedly the UEFA Champions League final between AC Milan and Liverpool. Yes the incredible 3-3 scoreline back in 2005. It’s the best game no doubt, but it was the worst result as a Milan supporter.

If we’re talking about MY favourite match biased towards my allegiance, it would have to be AC Milan 3-2 Ajax in the Champions League quarter-final back in 2003. After a 0-0 first leg in Holland, the game was in injury time at 2-2, meaning Milan were set to be knocked out by the Eredevisie undedogs on away goals. My Italian dad told me it’s over, I think we blew it. But then a long ball from Maldini was headed on by Ambrosini, and at the end of it was Inzaghi, who calmly looped it over the keeper before John Dahl Tomasson tapped it in push us to the semi-final, eventually winning the whole tournament that began an incredible era in Milan’s history.

What is your favourite football snack?

Beer

Who is your footballing idol?

As a kid I got hooked to football because of Roberto Baggio. The man oozed class and composure, making the hardest of things look easy… the way Lionel Messi is doing it today.

But he isn’t my idol, because as I grew and understood the game the man I emulated was Filippo Inzaghi. Why? Well because he’s one of the most un-gifted players to ever play the game, but has found the back of the net over 300 times over the course of his incredible career. And over time I learned his secret, hard work and passion. Watching an AC Milan game with Inzaghi on the field gives you excitement tenfold to that of today, as it’s unclear how he’ll score, but you just bet he will. He teaches everyone that you don’t have to be the biggest, fastest, or the trickiest, but you can be the best.

 

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