Franco Baresi Biography & Career Records | Won 3 European Cups With AC Milan & 1 Fifa World Cup With Italy

Franco Baresi

Franco Baresi

Date Of Birth: 8 May 1960

Franco Baresi or “Piscinin” is regarded as the greatest CB in the history of football. He won 3 European Cups with AC Milan.

Piscinin played as a sweeper and form a key partnership with Paolo Maldini. He became the most important player in AC Milan’s defensive line.

Along with Maldini, he kept the record without conceding a goal in consecutive more than 900 minutes. To his record, his defensive partnership with Maldini only allowed 23 goals in 196 games.

Franco Baresi was a footballer leader with excellent technique, vision, and courage on the pitch. He considered the best defender in Serie A four times (1989-1992 and 1994). He spent his entire 20-year career with Serie A club AC Milan, captaining the club for 15 seasons.

With the Italy national team, he was a member of the Italian squad that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup. He also played in the 1990 World Cup, where he was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team, finishing third in the competition.

Franco Baresi Personal Information

  • Nation:  Italy
  • Height:  176 cm
  • Position:  Sweeper/ CB
  • Career Duration: 1977-1997
  • Career Goals: 17
  • Major Club: AC Milan
  • International Caps: 81 Games
  • Interntional Goals: 1
  • World Cup Participation: 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 – 10 games

Club & Country Honours

  • 1 Time FIFA World Cup winner – 1982
  • 6 Times Italian Serie-A champion
  • 4 times supera copa Italiana winner – 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • 3 Times European Cup winners -1989, 1990, 1994
  • 2 Times European Super Cup winners – 1990, 1994
  • 2 Times Intercontinental Cup winners -1989, 1990
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
  • 1990 FIFA World Cup Third Place

Individual Awards

  • 1989 ballon d’Or runner-up
  • 1990 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
  • 1990 Guerin Italian Series A Footballer Of The Year
  • 2 Times European Defender of The Year 1989, 1993
  • AC Milan Player Of Century
  • AC Milan Hall of Fame
  • Italian Footbll Hall of fame – 2013

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