TDEU Heroes: Sergio Brunetti, Photographer

TDEU Heroes are people we don't get to see that much in the public eye. They are working long hours to help their teams behind the scenes and sometimes are dedicated even more than the players. If you know a Hero, send us a message, and tell us about your nominee!

Sergio Brunetti ran one of the first football news outlets in Europe, as well as being one of the veterans of the game. Now, he is occupied with, while he's Swiss National Team freelance photographer.

Valérie Durussel, SAFV Press Officer, says: "Sergio Brunetti is an incredible photographer. He understands the game because he played it, he is very creative and extremely professional. If we have a championship day - no matter if it's flag or tackle, seniors or juniors - he is around! Sergio is the person I can, as SAFV PR, always count on, when we need archives or visuals. 

When SAFV thought about having a photographer to follow our National Teams, he was the first and most obvious choice. He does not count his hours, understands the needs of the media, players and fans and is always here to offer advise and support. 

Don't think Sergio is just that guy who luckily got a good picture; he plans ahead and is just very efficient. Additionally, he helps me with my Italian translations, because we officially speak four languages in Switzerland - German, French and Italian are the languages spoken by our teams - and without Sergio, there would be fewer texts in Italian and a lot of grammar mistakes. He is an amazing friend to this federation. Everyone would pray to work with someone like this and I consider myself privileged to work alongside him."

Sergio, congratulations! You are a Hero!