Kamis, 14 Agustus 2008

Roberto Baggio

Roberto Baggio

Full Name : Roberto Baggio
Born : 18.02.1967
Born In : Caldogno, Italy
Nationality : Italy
Height : 174 cm
Weight : 73 kg
Position : Forward

Statistic Football Career Club

07/2000 - 06/2004 ==> Brescia Calcio, Italy
07/1998 - 06/2000 ==> Inter Milan, Italy
07/1997 - 06/1998 ==> Bologna FC, Italy
07/1995 - 06/1998 ==> AC Milan, Italy
07/1990 - 06/1995 ==> Juventus, Italy
07/1985 - 06/1990 ==> ACF Fiorentina, Italy
07/1982 - 06/1985 ==> Lanerossi Vicenza, Italy


* Serie C1: 1984-1985

* Coppa Italia, 1995
* UEFA Cup, 1993
* Serie A, 1994-1995

AC Milan
* Serie A, 1995-1996


* U-23 European Footballer of the Year, 1990
* UEFA Cup Winners'Cup top Scorer, 1990-1991
* European Fooballer of the Year (Ballon d'or/Golden Ball), 1993
* FIFA World Player of the Year, 1993
* Platinum Football award by TV Sorrisi and Canzoni, 1992
* Onze D'Or by French Magazine 'Onze Mondial', 1993
* Bravo award with Fiorentina, 1990
* Golden Guerin with Vicenza, 1985
* Golden Guerin with AC Milan, 1996
* Golden Guerin with Brescia, 2001
* Azzuri Team of The Century, 2000
* Most Loved Player Award via Internet Polls, 2001
* Most Loved Player Award at the Italian Oscars, 2002
* FIFA 100, 2004
*The Champions Promenade - Golden Foot, 2003
* Guerin's Sportivo 150 Grandi del Secolo
* Placar's 100 Craques do Seculo
* Planete Foot's 50 meilleurs Joueurs du Monde
* Italy All-time XI by Fooball Italia
* Juventus All-time XI by Fooball Italia
* Brescia All-time XI by Fooball Italia

Selected statistics
  • 318 goals in all competitions
  • 76 goals from 91 penalties (best all time record in Italy)
  • 32 goals in European competitions
  • 9 goals in World Cup finals (Italia 90, USA 94, France 98)


Baggio totalled 27 goals in 56 caps for his national team, the fourth-highest of all time for Italy. He is the only Italian player ever to score in three World Cups, with a total of 9 career World Cup goals which puts him even with Christian Vieri and Paolo Rossi as Italy's top World Cup scorers. For all his talent he was never rewarded with a victory in an international competition.

World Cup 1998, France
World Cup 1994, USA
World Cup 1990, Italy
Friendlies 2004

After retirement

Baggio was given an international send-off match on 28 April 2004 against Spain.

He was invited to play for the European XI at the Football for Hope Indian Ocean Tsunami relief benefit on 15 February 2005 at the Nou Camp in Barcelona, but he declined the invitation.

Baggio wrote an autobiography titled Una porta nel cielo (A Goal in the Sky, but also A Gate...). In it, he told of many rifts with managers.

Baggio is known as Il Divin Codino (The Divine Ponytail), for the hairstyle he wore for most of his career and his Buddhist background.

On his 40th birthday ( February 18, 2007), Baggio started his new website to converse with his fans. As per his website he doesn't intend to return to mainstream football but rather exchange words with his fans on his blogs.


Baggio played in 16 World Cup matches for Italy. Ireland is the only team against which Baggio played more than once in his 16 games of FIFA World Cup play. He is the highest Italian goalscorer of all-time in the World Cup, with 9 goals from 16 appearances (along with Rossi and Vieri). But Baggio is the only Italian to have scored in three World Cups. Baggio has scored 86 percent of his penalties in Serie A and International football, scoring 106 out of 122 penalties, more than any other player in Italian football history.

When Baggio was in the national team, Italy always left the World Cup at penalties: in 1990 against Argentina, in 1994 against Brazil, and in 1998 against France. Therefore, In 16 world cup matches he played Italy lost only one, Italy's opening game of USA 94 against Ireland. When Baggio played his 16th and last world cup game against France, Brazil's all time player with most caps in the World Cup did not have 16 games. This was a notable achievement for Baggio especially as Brazil won the world cup three times in the 1960s with the likes of Pele.

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