Totti Turns His Hand to the Scouting Game

Totti Turns His Hand to the Scouting Game

After reach­ing immor­tal­i­ty in a leg­endary career with AS Roma and the Azzurri, Francesco Totti has now turned his hand to anoth­er area of the beau­ti­ful game.

Francesco Totti played a glit­ter­ing career on a full inter­na­tion­al scale. As one of the world’s top play­ers, he is best known for lead­ing Roma to Serie A glo­ry in 2001 and also play­ing a key role in Italy’s 2006 FIFA World Cup vic­to­ry. Totti also holds the record for most goals ever scored for Roma in Serie A (sec­ond most of any Serie A play­er in his­to­ry) and being the youngest club cap­tain in the his­to­ry of Serie A; mile­stones that hold him as one of the great­est Italian play­ers of all time.

However, when a play­ing career comes to an end, life after foot­ball is not at all that obvi­ous. After retir­ing as a play­er, Totti worked in an exec­u­tive role along­side direc­tor of foot­ball Monchi behind-the-scenes with Roma for two years, but had always said he want­ed to remain in the foot­ball world, but not on a bench as a man­ag­er like many oth­er play­ers do after retirement. 

His solu­tion was to begin a new adven­ture in the world of play­er man­age­ment and play­er scout­ing. CT10 Management and IT Scouting are Totti’s two con­sul­tan­cy and assis­tance ser­vices for clubs and play­ers based in Rome. 

After 25 seasons at AS Roma as a player, Totti has now moved into the scouting business. Image: @Squawka Twitter.

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CT10 Management and IT Scouting aim to pro­vide play­ers and clubs expert guid­ance and assis­tance, from assist­ing play­er recruit­ment, to rep­re­sen­ta­tion and intermediation. 

At this moment of my life I’m total­ly focused on scout­ing,” said Totti. I want­ed to cre­ate for myself a new career in the foot­ball world, mak­ing the most of my expe­ri­ence, while still being competitive.” 

Totti still nev­er fails to sur­prise his fans, rein­vent­ing him­self and adapt­ing to the evolv­ing envi­ron­ment. During these times, when tech­nol­o­gy has become ever so impor­tant, Totti has decid­ed to rely on the pow­er­ful means of Wyscout. 

During tal­ent iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and play­ers eval­u­a­tion process we use Wyscout,” Totti explains. 

Wyscout allows CT10 Management and IT Scouting to ana­lyze video and data from teams, match­es and play­ers, dis­cov­er­ing new tal­ents from over 270 leagues worldwide. 

My objec­tive is to forge the best young tal­ents, pro­vid­ing them guid­ance and assis­tance in order for them to succeed”

Technology plays a fun­da­men­tal role dur­ing the entire scout­ing process, pro­vid­ing impor­tant insights with­in the mod­ern foot­ball world. 

With this in mind Totti aims at dis­cov­er­ing more than just new tal­ents, but forg­ing the new Totti”.

I will scour Europe and the entire world if nec­es­sary,” said Totti. My objec­tive is to forge the best young tal­ents, pro­vid­ing them guid­ance and assis­tance in order for them to suc­ceed. I’m already keep­ing an eye on young tal­ent­ed play­ers, and they will grow as I always want­ed to grow.”

To learn more about how Hudl pow­ers scout­ing in mod­ern foot­ball, check out our three-part inter­view series with Sevilla direc­tor of foot­ball Monchi, or take a look at the expert insights into recruit­ment from Leeds United’s direc­tor of foot­ball Victor Orta.

To learn about how the new Wyscout Scouting Area can evolve your scout­ing and recruit­ment work­flows click here