Roberto Baggio

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Baggio in 2013

Roberto Baggio (18 February 1967) is a retired Italian football forward and attacking midfielder/playmaker who was the former President of the Technical Sector of the FIGC.


  • I have lost three World Cups, all on penalties. [...] If you'll allow me this, it really gets on my nerves.

About Roberto Baggio[edit]

  • I had the good fortune to have seen [Giuseppe] Meazza, and I thought of him when I saw Baggio play. Baggio has fantasy.
  • He has the kind of skill people dream about.
    • Paul Elliot, "Roberto Baggio", FourFourTwo, June 1995, p. 8.
  • There's not a team in the world that wouldn't like to have him in their line-up.
    • Don Howe, "Roberto Baggio", FourFourTwo, June 1995, p. 6.
  • He's without doubt the most skilful number ten in the modern game, the archetypal playmaker, if you like, who can create chances and score goals.
  • One of the greatest ever.
  • One games stands out in particular, one against Ancona which we won 5-1. Baggio scored four goals in the first 20 minutes and killed the game off. I don't think I've seen a better performance from any player in any game I've ever played in. For half an hour, he was on fire. As footballers go, he's a genius.
    • David Platt, "Roberto Baggio", FourFourTwo, June 1995, p. 8.

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