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In love, one cannot see well without the heart and things become invisible to the eyes. The same applies to sporting faith and internationally renowned singer Andrea Bocelli knows this well after he lost his sight completely following an accident playing football. But, he never stopped loving the game or Inter.

Andrea’s youth was spent playing matches with friends and spending long hours by the record player listening to classical music. In these years, Helenio Herrera’s team was making an impact in Italy and Europe as they won three league titles, two European Cups and two Intercontinental Cups. Andrea was caught up by the enthusiasm and started to follow the team. He learnt the team by heart as it was mentioned in those songs of the era that every Nerazzurri fan remembers. With the passing of time, he released his first songs and enjoyed success in the world of music. Andrea had found his way but he never forgot his passion for Inter, loving and following the team from one engagement to the next, even when abroad. Bocelli went through the highs and lows experienced by every fan before enjoying another glorious night 45 years later.

 

I can remember the Grande Inter’s line-up by heart. Burgnich, Facchetti, Picchi…That was what made me fall in love.

In 2010, the Nerazzurri faced Bayern Munich in the Champions League final and he couldn’t miss the occasion: “The television was on but I was listening on the radio and the voice of the commentator came through a few seconds before the images. For the goal, I celebrated early and spoiled the surprise for my friends.” Andrea Bocelli with his voice that’s moved the word, then is touched. Because like music, Inter really strikes the soul.

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli (La Sterza, 22 September 1958) was a crossover artist who had both classical and pop music in his repertoire. During his career, he recorded 26 albums and performed duets with the greatest artists on the international scene from Luciano Pavarotti to Stevie Wonder, Céline Dion to Ed Sheeran. His career began in 1982 and took off ten years later. In 1994, he won the ‘Giovani’ category at the Festival di Sanremo with his song ‘Il mare calmo della sera’. Applauded at the most prestigious opera houses in the world, Bocelli has received numerous awards, including a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ in 2010.