Tag: italy

Roberto Baggio: the Juventus diaries

He may have ended his career with a handful of medals but Roberto Baggio is about more than that: his ability is not measured by silverware but by moments

A-Z of the 2000s: Paolo Maldini

There’s a reason people who’d seen him play would joke, “If Paolo Maldini was the Minister of Defense, no country would want to attack Italy.”

The soap opera of Antonio Cassano

At his best, Antonio Cassano was a talent as good as any in Europe, however, a volatile personality stopped him from reaching his true potential

Remembering Dino, the other Baggio

Sharing a surname with his generation’s best player meant Dino Baggio was living in someone else’s shadow, but he deserves to be remembered in his own right

Juventus, Calciopoli and a year in Serie B

Let’s talk about a fall from grace; about Juventus, Calciopoli and their subsequent year in Serie B as the club faced its greatest challenge of all-time

Totò Schillaci: the unlikely hero of Italia 90

With a modest record, Salvatore Schillaci headed to Italia 90 as the Azzurri’s final player. What followed was the most glorious but brief summer in the sun