Franco Baresi

1960 - Today

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Franchino Baresi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfraŋko baˈreːzi; -eːsi]; born 8 May 1960) is an Italian football youth team coach and a former player and manager. He mainly played as a sweeper or as a central defender, and spent his entire 20-year career with Serie A club AC Milan, captaining the club for 15 seasons. He is considered one of the greatest defenders of all-time and was ranked 19th in World Soccer magazine's list of the 100 greatest players of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franco Baresi has received more than 1,529,268 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Franco Baresi is the 81st most popular soccer player (up from 100th in 2019), the 843rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 921st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

Franco Baresi is most famous for his role as a defender in the Italian national team.

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Among soccer players, Franco Baresi ranks 81 out of 16,923Before him are Zito, Silvio Piola, Gianni Rivera, Alcides Ghiggia, Oleg Blokhin, and Gylmar dos Santos Neves. After him are Matthias Sindelar, Quique Setién, Francesco Totti, Denis Law, Richard Møller Nielsen, and Gianluigi Buffon.

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Among people born in 1960, Franco Baresi ranks 17Before him are Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Yulia Tymoshenko, Joachim Löw, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Pierluigi Collina. After him are Bono, Rudi Völler, Ivan Lendl, Roland Ratzenberger, Kenneth Branagh, and Jennifer Grey.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Franco Baresi ranks 843 out of 4,088Before him are Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este (1787), Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Balbases (1569), Andrea Camilleri (1925), Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1476), Eros Ramazzotti (1963), and Berengar II of Italy (900). After him are Jacopo Bassano (1510), Robert I, Duke of Parma (1848), Romuald (951), Francesco Guardi (1712), Vittoria Colonna (1490), and Giovanni dalle Bande Nere (1498).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Franco Baresi ranks 9Before him are Paolo Maldini (1968), Roberto Baggio (1967), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Paolo Rossi (1956), Silvio Piola (1913), and Gianni Rivera (1943). After him are Francesco Totti (1976), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Alessandro Del Piero (1974), Luigi Riva (1944), Filippo Inzaghi (1973), and Sandro Mazzola (1942).