The Son Of Pierpaolo Scavo

We have a saying in Denmark which reads “The apple does not fall far from the tree” and when we’re talking talent, he is at least as good as his father was.

The talent has been unquestionable in his 2 seasons at Odense Academy Center and tomorrow the former MS Odense U18 captain, ‘The Stig’ Stig Djurhuus, will debut as a MS Odense player, when MS Odense takes on Prugelknabe in the 2nd round of the Danish Cup. ‘The Stig’ has already made a name for himself in the HTUM Youth Leagues and he is predicted to be one of the brightest stars in the future of HTUM according to…. his own father!

Yes it is true. Stig Djurhuus, known as ‘The Stig’, and the latest talent to join the MS Odense homegrown and fairytales project is the son of Hattrick United Press editor, and former MS Odense technical wonder, Pierpaolo Scavo. It might come as a surprise to some of you, but the trainers in the club and president Peroni has known it all along. Tonight, the night before his debut as a professional footballer, young Stig tells the world about who he really is and why his family background has been kept a secret.

Growing up in the Hunderup district of Odense has brought a quiet and secure childhood for the 17 year old talent and he was born to be a footballer because of his dads daily work as a football player in MS Odense and later as the much traveled editor of Hattrick United Press. Especially the last part is the reason, why the Scavos could keep the secret about Stig – He father traveled a lot, while he went to training twice a week as a kid.

“I have been lucky to get a lot of help from Tudor and Peter” says Djurhuus about his younger years in the club, as he refers MSO PR manager Tudor Petricã and former MSO defender and current player agent Peter Ivarsson, who obviously has help the young boy a lot, with his dad traveling around the world to cover the many stories for the HUP new site. “They have helped me by getting the best training and alongside my dad. They are responsible for what i have reached as a football player til now. I owe them so much and the best way to pay them back is to do my best every week and become an important player for the club that mean so much to both them and i” says the the 17 years old multi skill player, who seems to be in control with the situation and the fact that the world gets to know his family secret.

“My dad thought it would be the best to keep it a secret until i grew up and could handle the press myself and that time has come” says Stig and tell that Djurhuus is his mothers maiden name and that he will keep using the name in the future. “My father i will honor on the field and keeping my mother name is to respect her and it will also keep the press from calling me Mini Scavo and things like that”- Stig is aware that the pressure for him to play well in every game is now greater than ever and that there is no way to stop expectations like that. “Yes i know, but i have a great backup in my dad, when i comes to handling the press” says the confident young man.

MS Odense coach, Ivo Vacatko, has no doubt that the young man can handle the pressure coming from outside the club after the news broke. “Stig is a boy who can take care of himself and if need the club will make sure that he get some time of from the press”. The coach also tell that MS Odense is proud to announce and
looking forward show the son of Scavo to the world of hattrick tomorrow at MS Park.