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Date Of Birth : 18 February 1967
Position : Second Striker
Nation : Italy
Height : 174 cm
Major Club : Fiorentina, Juventus
Caps : 56 Games (27 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1990, 1994, 1998 (16 Games with 9 Goal)
Professional Score Record : 292 Goals/ 637 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times Italian Series A
1 Time Copa Italia
1993 UEFA Cup
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup
International Honours : 1990 FIFA World Cup Third Place
1994 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1990 Bravo Award
1993 European Footballer of The Year
1993 FIFA World Player of The Year
1993 World Soccer Player of The Year
1993 Onze d’Or
1994 FIFA World Cup Silver Ball
1994 FIFA World Cup Silver Shoe
1994 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
1994 Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
1994 Silver Ball World Soccer Player of The Year
1994 Bronze Ball Onze d’Or
1995 Silver Ball Onze d’Or
2001 Guerin Italian Footballer of The Year
2002 FIFA Dream Team

“The Golden Braid” Roberto Baggio is the most popular footballer of all-time. He played as a creative forward. An elegant player, was an excellent dribbler and defense infiltrator and free-kick specialist. He was best remembered for his great performance in World Cup 1994. Among the pressured situation of Italy in several matches due to their non-proficient in attacking game, Baggio scored important goals until leading Italy reached final round. However, It is him to miss the final penalty kick affecting Italy lost in that match. Baggio is one of a few players to play for all three famous clubs in Italian series A consist of AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus. He was very consistency trough his career, still had a great form in his late career with Bologna and Brescia until his retirement at 36 year olds. Baggio was voted eighteenth in a poll organised by the French weekly magazine France Football. He is also regarded by some as the best Italian player ever.

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