It is impossible to talk about international football without mentioning Italy. In fact, his way of watching football was criticized and admired in equal parts for a long time. In addition to winning four World Cups, some of its stars are part of the football Olympus. These are the best Italian players of all time. A team that would already like to have more than one coach.
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Present in all the lists of the best players in the world Baggio was a striker who liked to touch the ball and show his technique. He scored more than 300 goals in official competition, almost 30 with the national team. He is one of the top scorers in Italy. His entire sports career was spent in clubs in his country. Brescia, his last team, withdrew number 10 in his honor.
More than a hundred matches defending the goal of his team, a World Cup and a time during which Italy almost did not receive goals marked the legend of this goalkeeper. He had a season in which his door was unbeaten for more than a thousand minutes, almost 11 games to 0.
Known as Il Bello and followed not only by his football skills, Maldini is in the best football lineup in history. In his record, he has several leagues, cups, and supercop as of Europe, Intercontinental and a host of other trophies, all with a single club. Milan owes a lot to this player, who was there all his career.
In addition, it is considered one of the best defenses that have existed, further increasing its name as an Italian star.
A world champion with Italy in the 1930s, Meazza is still remembered for being one of the best strikers Italy has had. In fact, at a time when he practically did not play outside, he was considered one of the best in the world. After his death, the Milan teams that share the field despite being great rivals decided to put his name in honor of this genius.
Another player who has lived the thrill of winning a World Cup It was in 82 in Spain, after a complicated start in which he was criticized a lot. At the end of the championship, he was even awarded the Golden Ball. He is included in the FIFA list of the hundred best players of the 20th century.
Despite being also world champion, Pirlo is one of those who make up the list of great players who did not win the golden ball. Even so, it is considered one of the best midfielders that have existed, with a vision of play and an innate talent for free throws.
Still active during the compilation of this list, Buffon is for the Italians the ideal goalkeeper. A tall player (more than ninety meters) and big that makes it very difficult for anyone who scores a goal. In fact, his talent and resemblance make Buffon and Zoff among the best goalkeepers in history.
Another great striker, proof that Italy has been characterized above all by closing ranks in the goal and breaking the lines of the opposing team. Winner of a world cup, gold boot, and other titles is among the greatest scorers in history.
One of the players that Naples remembers with more affection since with Maradona he won a scudetto. He won the 1994 World Cup and his time in teams outside of Italy contributed to Italy becoming one of the most reputable leagues during the 90s, where he was considered one of the most powerful at the time.
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Again a striker to close this list. Already as a young man, he stood out for his quality, winning the European Championship twice before age 21. With the “elders” he raised the world cup in 2006 and on a personal level he has many awards, such as being on the FIFA list of the 100 best players of the last century. Even today and although he is no longer active, his name is still linked to football.
These are the 10 best soccer players that Italy has had. As you can see, they are especially offensive footballers, with a clear scoring mentality. It is not surprising that this is one of the teams with the most world titles in history because they have been playing with big stars for more than a century. One of the reasons why football and Italy are synonyms for many fans.
Have you missed a name on this list? Would you rather have others instead of any of them? How do you think they would have been given if they played bubble football?