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29 July 2011

The life and times of Tiziano Crudeli

It was not until Tiziano Crudeli reached his 30s that he got involved with sports journalism

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Although Tiziano Crudeli has been a fan of sport virtually since the day he was born, it was not until he reached his 30s that his talents in writing and speaking about sport became recognised.

His older brother helped introduce a young Tiziano Crudeli to football early in life and the death of their parents before he reached his teens in the 1950s resulted in the pair moving to Milan.

Although always an AC Milan and a football fan, it was a job working for the Italian Tennis Federation that allowed Crudeli to get a first break.

At the age of 30, Crudelli quit his job as a sales representative and took on the role of the secretary of the regional committee of the federation, while then moving on to become press secretary.

In terms of journalism, Crudelli became the editor of the tennis magazine Tennis Lombard before moving into television broadcasts with both commercial channel TVCI, as well as TV Globo.

Following this, Tiziano Crudelli branched away from tennis into football after being given the opportunity to commentate for a radio station, with his first game coming in 1987 when his beloved Milan beat Pescara 2-0.

Written work for newspapers followed, before he became more widely known for his heated debates with Inter Milan fan Elio Corno on the talk show Telelombardia in Qui Studio a Voi Stadio, hosted by Fabio Ravezzani.

He used this as a springboard to work on other television broadcasts, most notably for the actual AC Milan channel on Sky Italy, while he frequently writes columns for the sport’s weekly publication Sprint & Sport Lombardia.

Crudeli’s commentaries certainly have a unique appeal and his desire to see Milan succeed is certainly available for all to see.

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