Roberto Baggio is a retired Italian footballer, who was the former President of the technical sector of the Italian Football Federation. A renowned playmaker and free kick specialist, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, coming fourth in the FIFA Player of the... MORE
Roberto Baggio is a retired Italian footballer, who was the former President of the technical sector of the Italian Football Federation. A renowned playmaker and free kick specialist, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, coming fourth in the FIFA Player of the Century internet poll, and being chosen on the FIFA World Cup Dream Team. In 1993, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or. In 2004, he was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world's 125 greatest living players. Baggio played for Italy in 56 matches, scoring 27 goals, and is the fourth highest goalscorer for his national team. He starred in the Italian team that finished third in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, scoring twice. At the 1994 FIFA World Cup he led Italy to the final, scoring five goals, received the World Cup Silver Ball and Silver Boot and was named in the World Cup All-Star Team. He is largely remembered for missing the decisive penalty in the shootout of the 1994 World Cup Final against Brazil. At the 1998 FIFA World Cup he scored twice, before Italy were eliminated to the eventual champions France in the quarter-finals on penalties. LESS
Italian icon Daniele de Rossi reminisces about his first football memory: the 1990 FIFA World Cup Italy™ when the Azzurri was led by Roberto Baggio, Toto Schillaci and others. More classic football videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCGIzmTE4d0hwzeGayKSLMzaeWnnz8ovr Walter Zenga on Italia 90: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVMLjC4JDAU More on the 1990 FIFA World Cup: http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/italy1990/index.html Subscribe to FIFA on YouTube to stay updated on daily releases: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fifatv More videos from FIFA on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/fifa
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