The Scots Italian-Trail

The Scots Italian-Trail - Three Scots played pivotal roles in the early days of calcio, Italian football, one as a player, one as a backer of sport in general and football in particular and the third as a sportsman, a champion cyclist, then football organiser and administrator. 

The first was Johnny Moscardini, the Falkirk-born, Italian-Scot, who taught the land of his father about centre-forward play. His is also a story of Barga, one of the two Scots-toons in Italy. 

The second was James Henderson, son of a Paisley weaver, who went on to be a successful in business, in diplomacy and be knighted for his deeds. 

And the third was Angus-born George Davidson, the Italian Chris Moy of his day, who would first professionalise the Italian round-ball game and then create one of the World's great cycle races. 

And then there is the wee story of Italy's other Scots-toon thrown in. Click here or on the trail map to the left for further detail.    

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