Franco Baresi, libero legend
Franco Baresi is on its own merits one of the best defenders in football history. Nineteen-year career, 532 games with the same team, the sole of his life, 82 internationalities, All titles won a footballer can win, Silver Ball in 1989 and chosen one of the 100 best players ever FIFA. These numbers don't belong to anyone but Franco Baresi, the legendary Italian libero who for two decades win at AC Milan.
Franco Baresi, one of the best in history in his position
former dorsal 6 the Rossoneri (now he retired in his honor), the truth is Franco Baresi marked one of the great eras of the Lombard club. For his career, spent the best technical: Arrigo Sacchi, Fabio Capello…To all convinced. Elegant, fine without throwing away hard game sometimes, the truth is that if anything highlighted in his long career was for that tactical discipline that was on the lawn, that they allowed him to be the extent of any coach on the field.
One of the leaders of Sacchi's Milan
Together with Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini and Mauro Tassotti formed the defense of Sacchi Milan, where, definitely, he was the boss. Born in 1960, Piscinin (which would mean tiny Italian because of its 1.76 m height) debut in Milan in 1977, after spending several years in the lower grades, those to which he agreed after being rejected in Inter Milan where if his brother Beppe came. And it is that the Baresi brothers they had duels in Serie A for a long time. Franco's career was a brilliant career wherever there was. 6 italian leagues, 3 Champions League, 2 Intercontinental Cups, 4 Italian Super Cups and 3 Europe are part of a track record to match the player who was.
Next to AC Milan, the selection was his other great passion. Eternal, You can boast of having every possible world medals. He won the World Cup in Spain 82, leaving Brazil on the road in that mythical match played in Sarrià although Franco Baresi he had to watch it from the bench. In it Italy World Cup 90, Maradona Argentina's powerful deprived of access to his second final, but nonetheless it was indemnified with a third place finish freehand against England. United States closed the circle.
World Cup USA 94, your last chance
Finalist in the USA World Cup 94, penalties played a trick on the Azzurri to the Romario and Bebeto Brazil. His recovery half of the season from an injury that led to surgery after the first game against Norway and be ready against the Brazilians still part of the intricacies of medicine. Far from the world championships, several European Cups and even the Los Angeles Olympic Games are part of the events of Franco Baresi. He 24 June 1997, “il Capitano” He puts an end to his career. The epitaph to a dream career. Own the “named player of the century” AC Milan saw withdraw his jersey number 6 in 2004. Almost nothing.