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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 to be one of the best defenders in the history of the sport. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franco Baresi has received more than 1,932,945 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Franco Baresi is the 97th most popular soccer player (down from 81st in 2019), the 909th most popular biography from Italy (down from 843rd in 2019) and the 12th 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 97 out of 16,880Before him are René Higuita, Udo Lattek, Leo Beenhakker, Rob Rensenbrink, Kakuichi Mimura, and Xavi. After him are Fritz Walter, Zoltán Czibor, José Nasazzi, Oleg Blokhin, Peter Schmeichel, and Paulo Roberto Falcão.

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Among people born in 1960, Franco Baresi ranks 17Before him are Colin Firth, Philippe of Belgium, Pierluigi Collina, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Hugh Grant, and Sean Penn. After him are Tilda Swinton, Hugo Weaving, Kim Ki-duk, Jeffrey Dahmer, Bono, and Kenneth Branagh.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Franco Baresi ranks 909 out of 4,668Before him are Aloysius Lilius (1510), Carlo Crivelli (1430), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), Jacopo Bassano (1510), Francesco Landini (1325), and Fra Dolcino (1250). After him are Odilo Globočnik (1904), Nero Julius Caesar (6), Antipope Ursicinus (400), Salvator Rosa (1615), Isabella Rossellini (1952), and Elsa Schiaparelli (1890).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Franco Baresi ranks 12Before him are Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Gianni Rivera (1943), Silvio Piola (1913), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Francesco Totti (1976), and Roberto Mancini (1964). After him are Fabio Cannavaro (1973), Filippo Inzaghi (1973), Luigi Riva (1944), Alessandro Del Piero (1974), Sandro Mazzola (1942), and Giampiero Boniperti (1928).