SPIRE Academy and SPIRE FC Cleveland are delighted to introduce a new addition to the coaching team, Humberto Riselli, the Goalie Coach for the upcoming soccer season. Originally from Córdoba, Argentina, he brings a high level of expertise combined with an absolute love of the game to the school.
Born just across the street from the renowned Club Atletico Instituto in Córdoba, the sport has been ingrained in Riselli’s soul. As a child, he learned resilience and toughness through playing soccer, and these valuable lessons continue to serve him well.
Humberto’s own playing career took him to professional heights for seven incredible years until a debilitating knee injury altered his path. Undeterred, he channeled his love for the game into coaching, earning a teaching degree in Physical Education with a specialization in soccer. His unique blend of professional experience and teaching skills make him an ideal role model and coach for the Academy and SPIRE FC.
One of Humberto’s unique qualities is his ability to bridge the gap between the soccer cultures of Argentina and the United States. He has earned an international soccer license, ensuring that no matter where he is, he can always help his team by staying at the forefront of the latest coaching techniques and strategies.
Coach Riselli believes in building a sense of family within his team, emphasizing sportsmanship and teamwork as the cornerstone of success. With a fierce drive to win, he values the lessons he and his team learn both from successes and setbacks. Looking ahead, he explained in a recent interview, “For the next season, I’m aiming to develop as much as I can with this group.”
SPIRE Academy and SPIRE FC Cleveland are honored to have Coach Humberto Riselli join the team and looks forward to the positive impact he will undoubtedly have on the program. With his rich soccer heritage and determination to nurture young talent, the future looks bright for both soccer teams.
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