Legend of Calcio: Paolo Maldini


January 20, 1985. A young Paolo Maldini took his first step towards one of the most glittering careers in Calcio history as he made his debut for AC Milan. On this day, exactly 30 years, arguably one of the greatest defenders to ever grace the football pitch debuted for a club that would become synonymous with his name. And not just any club — More...

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Riva Italia
By Forza Italian Football Staff On Friday, November 7th, 2014

Legend of Calcio: Luigi ‘Gigi’ Riva

In this day and age, players who stay at a single club for the entirety, or not far from it, of their career are few and far between. Instantly you think of names like Ryan Giggs, Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Del Piero More...

Vujadin Boskov
By Forza Italian Football Staff On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Legend of Calcio: Vujadin Boskov

Hours after Sampdoria brought back memories of the illustrious late 1980s/early 1990s era by netting two goals in the dying minutes against Chievo, Vujadin Boskov, the man behind that era of success sadly passed More...

Stefano Borgonovo
By Frank Lopapa On Friday, July 19th, 2013

Legend of Calcio: Stefano Borgonovo

On June 27, 2013, the calcio world mourned the loss of former Fiorentina, AC Milan, and Pescara striker Stefano Borgonovo after losing his five year battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Borgonovo, More...

By Richard Hinman On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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Legend of Calcio: Roberto Mancini

A brilliant footballer with a complex mind, the career of Roberto Mancini is a truly exceptional tale. Mancini was brought up in the rural countryside of Marche and his life, like many boys at the time, was dominated More...

By Kevin Pogorzelski On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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Legend of Calcio: Demetrio Albertini

While Andrea Pirlo is currently the epitome of the modern midfield creator, people often forget that fellow Italian international Demetrio Albertini was delivering equally exceptional performances over two decades More...

By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Legend of Calcio: Luciano Re Cecconi

An unsung hero amid the madness of Lazio’s infamous bad boy side of Scudetto winners that claimed the title in 1974, Luciano Re Cecconi is a worthy legend in the history of Italian football; even if his story More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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Legend of Calcio: Giampiero Boniperti

“Vincere non è importante è l’unica cosa che conta”, is a phrase which could be found etched upon the inner collar of every Juventini’s replica jersey last season. It is a fitting addition to the jersey, More...

By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Legend of Calcio: Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio, love him or hate him, is a legend in the Italian game. There simply isn’t a list of adjectives long enough to describe this man. Crazy, gifted, passionate, fiery, genius, tempremental, unyielding, More...

By Sam Lewis On Monday, October 29th, 2012

Legend of Calcio: Michel Platini

Grace, class, style. Three attributes that are usually reserved for not just the best footballers on the planet, but those athletes who seem to be gifted that have the ability to conjure moments of sporting purity More...



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