Atalanta captain Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez has released a graphic novel about his life and career for children.

He revealed the initiative via his Instagram Stories and will be available for purchase in both physical and digital form.

From June 16, ‘Ciao, son il Papu’ (Hello, I am Papu) will be published by Rizzoli and some stores in Bergamo will sell exclusive autographed versions.

“Once upon a time a little boy was living in a far-off country, Argentina, and he had a dream: to become a player in football. This is my story, just come play with me.”


The 32-year-old, joining the club in 2014, has been a key figure in Atalanta ‘s rise from relegation candidates to quarter-finalists in the Champions League.

He spent most of his career in Italy, as was the case for Metalist Kharkiv at Catania from 2010-13, with a short spell in Ukraine.

Papu has made Atalanta 223 competitive appearances, scoring 53 goals and providing 61 assists.

In 2014 Gomez performs in “Atalanta.” The midfielder took part in 223 Bergamo club appearances, scoring 53 goals and assisting 61. The outbreak with the pandemic coronavirus postponed several sporting competitions including the Italian championship. The tournament resumes on June 20 Torino match — Parma starting at 19:30 GMT. Another Championship meeting will take place this same day — Verona will play against Cagliari. It starts at 21:45 of GMT.


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