Roberto Baggio is a former professional football player from Italy. He is best known as a Juventus player, whom he played for from 1990 to 1995 and made 141 appearances with the team. In 1993, he was awarded the Ballon d’Or and he was also named the FIFA World Player of the Year. In addition, Baggio was also named that year’s World Soccer World’s Player of the Year.

Player Profile, Personal Life, and Youth Career

Roberto Baggio was born on February 17, 1967, in Caldogno, Italy. He stands 174 cm tall. His parents are Matilde and Florindo. His brother is Eddy Baggio who also played football professionally.

Baggio started his youth career playing for Caldogno from 1974 to 1980 before he signed a youth contract with Vincenza after being spotted by scout Antonio Mora.

Position Forward
Height / weight 1.74 m /
Born Feb 18, 1967
Nationality Italy Italy
Nickname Il Divin Codino
Team History
Brescia Brescia 2000 - 2004
Inter Milan Inter Milan 1998 - 2000
Bologna FC Bologna 1997 - 1998
AC Milan AC Milan 1995 - 1997
Juventus Juventus 1990 - 1995
ACF Fiorentina Fiorentina 1985 - 1990
Vicenza Calcio Vicenza Calcio 1982 - 1985

Professional Career

He made his Serie C1 debut with Vincenza when he was 16 years old in June 1983. Baggio played with the team from 1982 to 1985 before moving to Fiorentina and stayed with the team through 1990. After his stint at Fiorentina, he signed to play with Juventus.

While in Juventus, he helped the team win Serie A in the 1994-1995 season. He also helped them win Coppa Italia in the 1994-1995 season and the UEFA Cup in the 1992-1993 season. 1993 was one of the best years of his playing career, not only winning a Ballon d’Or but also being named the FIFA World Player of the Year.

From 1995 to 1997, he played for AC Milan and he helped the team win Serie A in the 1995-1996 season.

After AC, he joined Bologna for one season and made 30 appearances before moving to play for Inter Milan from 1998-2000. His final club is Brescia, which he played for from 2000 to 2004. He made 95 appearances for the team, scoring a total of 45 goals. While with the team, he was named to the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2002.

Career Highlights:

Juventus

  • 1994–95 - Serie A
  • 1994–95 - Coppa Italia
  • 1992–93 - UEFA Cup

AC Milan

  • 1995–96 - Serie A

Italy

  • 1994 - FIFA World Cup: Runner-up
  • 1990 - FIFA World Cup: Bronze Medal

Individual

  • 1985 - Guerin d’Oro (Serie C bestplayer)
  • 1990 - Bravo Award
  • 1990–91 - UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup topscorer
  • 1993 - World Soccer’s World Playerof the Year
  • 1993 - Ballon d’Or
  • 1993 - FIFA World Player of the Year
  • 1993 - Onze d’Or
  • 1994 - FIFA World Cup Silver Ball
  • 1994 - FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
  • 1994 - Don Balón Award
  • 1995 - Serie A top assist-provider(12 assists)
  • 1996 - Planète Foot’s Best 50Players of All Time
  • 1999 - World Soccer’s GreatestPlayers of the 20th Century
  • 1999 - Guerin Sportivo’s GreatestPlayers of the 20th Century
  • 1999 - IFFHS Italian Player of the20th Century
  • 1999 - IFFHS European Player of the20th Century
  • 1999 - France Football’s FootballPlayer of the Century
  • Placar’s Best 100 Players of AllTime: 1999 (91st place)
  • 2000, 2002 - FIFA XI
  • 2001 - Guerin d’Oro
  • 2001 - Premio Nazionale CarrieraEsemplare “Gaetano Scirea”
  • 2001 - Gran Galà del Calcio ‘BestFootball Book’ Award
  • 2002 - FIFA World Cup Dream Team
  • 2002 - Gran Galà del Calcio ‘Serie AMost Loved Player’ Award
  • 2003 - Golden Foot
  • 2004 - FIFA 100
  • 2004 - UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll
  • 2004 - Giuseppe Prisco Award
  • 2004 - San Siro Gentleman NazionaleAward
  • 2005 - Placar’s Best 100 World CupPlayers
  • 2007 - Association of FootballStatisticians’s Best 100 Players ofAll Time
  • AC Milan Hall of Fame
  • 2010 - Man of Peace
  • 2011 - Italian Football Hall of Fame
  • 2011 - Juventus F.C. 50 Club Legends
  • 2015 - Gentleman di Platino
  • 2015 - Walk of Fame of Italian sport

Team History

National Team

  • 1984 - Italy U16
  • 1988–2004 - Italy

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