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Roberto Baggio
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Baggio with Italy in 1990
Personal information
Full name Roberto Baggio
Date of birth 18 February 1967 (1967-02-18) (age 53)
Place of birth Caldogno, Italy
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Playing position Forward
Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1974–1980 Caldogno
1980–1982 L.R. Vicenza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1985 L.R. Vicenza 47 (20)
1985–1990 Fiorentina 136 (72)
1990–1995 Juventus 200 (143)
1995–1997 Milan 67 (44)
1997–1998 Bologna 33 (19)
1998–2000 Internazionale 59 (36)
2000–2004 Brescia 101 (77)
National team
1984 Italy U16 20 (19)
1988–2004 Italy 56 (31)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Roberto Baggio (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto ˈbaddʒo]; born 18 February 1967) is an Italian former footballer. He played for Italy national team.

A technically gifted, creative playmaker and a set piece specialist renowned for his accurate free kicks and goalscoring, Baggio is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

In 1993, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 world's greatest living players.

Early life

Roberto Baggio was born in Caldogno, Veneto. He is the son of Matilda and Fiorindo Baggio, the sixth of eight siblings. His younger brother, Eddy Baggio, was also a footballer who played 86 games in Serie B, the second division of Italian football.

Club career statistics

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vicenza 1982–83 Serie C1 1 0 0 0 1 0
1983–84 6 1 6 1 12 2
1984–85 29 12 5 2 34 14
Vicenza total 36 13 11 3 47 16
Fiorentina 1985–86 Serie A 0 0 5 0 5 0
1986–87 5 1 4 2 1 0 10 3
1987–88 27 6 7 3 34 9
1988–89 31 15 10 9 41 24
1989–90 32 17 2 1 12 1 46 19
Fiorentina total 95 39 28 15 13 1 136 55
Juventus 1990–91 Serie A 33 14 5 3 8 9 1 1 47 27
1991–92 32 18 8 4 40 22
1992–93 27 21 7 3 9 6 43 30
1993–94 32 17 2 2 7 3 41 22
1994–95 17 8 4 2 8 4 29 14
Juventus total 141 78 26 14 32 22 1 1 200 115
Milan 1995–96 Serie A 28 7 1 0 5 3 34 10
1996–97 23 5 5 3 5 1 0 0 33 9
Milan total 51 12 6 3 10 4 0 0 67 19
Bologna 1997–98 Serie A 30 22 3 1 33 23
Internazionale 1998–99 Serie A 23 5 6 1 6 4 35 10
1999–2000 19 6 5 1 24 7
Internazionale total 42 11 11 2 6 4 59 17
Brescia 2000–01 Serie A 25 10 3 0 28 10
2001–02 12 11 1 0 2 1 15 12
2002–03 32 12 0 0 32 12
2003–04 26 12 0 0 0 0 26 12
Brescia total 95 45 4 0 2 1 101 46
Career total 490 220 89 38 63 32 1 1 643 291

International

Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
1988 1 0
1989 6 3
1990 9 4
1991 2 1
1992 7 6
1993 7 5
1994 12 5
1995 1 0
1996
1997 2 1
1998 6 2
1999 2 0
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004 1 0
Total 56 27

World Cup goals

Scores and results list Italy's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result World Cup Round
1. 19 June 1990 Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy  Czechoslovakia 2 – 0 2–0 1990 Group Stage
2. 7 July 1990 Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy  England 1 – 0 2–1 1990 Third place match
3. 5 July 1994 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, United States  Nigeria 1 – 1 2–1 1994 Round of 16
4. 5 July 1994 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, United States  Nigeria 2 – 1 2–1 1994 Round of 16
5. 9 July 1994 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, United States  Spain 2 – 1 2–1 1994 Quarter-Final
6. 13 July 1994 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States  Bulgaria 1 – 0 2–1 1994 Semi-Final
7. 13 July 1994 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States  Bulgaria 2 – 0 2–1 1994 Semi-Final
8. 11 June 1998 Stade du Parc Lescure, Bordeaux, France  Chile 2 – 2 2–2 1998 Group Stage
9. 23 June 1998 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Austria 2 – 0 2–1 1998 Group Stage


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