Niccolò Rizzo, a 17-year-old defender, has already experienced success in the Lega Pro with six appearances on the bench. Though he grew up in the youth system of Siena, he has a deep connection to his parents’ hometown of Aliminusa, in the province of Palermo. Rizzo has recently transferred to Juventus, where he will play for the U17 category. This is a dream come true for him, but it is only the beginning of a journey that he hopes will be the best possible. Rizzo’s family chose Siena for his professional development while they were in Tuscany for work. He made a name for himself with the Under 15 and 16 teams and had the opportunity to train with the first team in the summer of 2022, earning six spots on the bench this season under the guidance of manager Pagliuca. Juventus had to compete with other teams, including Roma, Milan, and foreign clubs like PSG, to secure Rizzo’s transfer. He was highly sought after due to his undeniable talent and unique personality. Despite interest from Perugia and Empoli, Siena refused to let him go. Now, Rizzo can also be a source of pride for the small town of Aliminusa, where he frequently visits with his family. The entire community of 1105 residents, as well as his parents, are proud of his achievements. Even the mayor of Aliminusa extended his congratulations to Rizzo and his family, expressing the hope that he will play for top clubs and grace the most important stadiums in the world. Rizzo holds a special place in his heart for his hometown, and he looks forward to returning after becoming a Juventus player with a suitcase full of new dreams.
Chi è Niccolò Rizzo, il 17enne di Aliminusa ingaggiato dalla Juventus