Unsung heroes

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by AlbertoAlbino, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Rob_420

    Rob_420 Member

    Jun 2, 2006
    Montreal
    Club:
    SS Lazio Roma
    Maurizio Ganz was another who always found ways to score important goals.

    Simone Inzaghi another who scored some big goals for Lazio.
     
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  2. Rob_420

    Rob_420 Member

    Jun 2, 2006
    Montreal
    Club:
    SS Lazio Roma
    Yup he was a big part of their run to the CONCACAF CL final last season.
     
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  3. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    Italy
  4. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I remember when him, Montolivo, Aquilani, and Nocerino formed a quality midfield for the Azzurrini
     
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  5. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Country:
    Italy
  6. AlbertoAlbino

    AlbertoAlbino Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Country:
    Italy
    And there is a guy who called Lombardo assisted the last goal for Mancini
     
  7. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    Italy
    #32 falvo, Jul 10, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
    Although Italy always had great defenders like Facchetti, Bergomi, Baresi, Nesta , Scirea, Gentile, Collovati, Costacurta, Ferrara , Cannavaro not to mention Materazzi & Grosso who contributed greatly to the 2006 WC win, I think my favorite defenders post 1980 were Paolo Maldini and Pietro Vierchowod....



     
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  8. johnny6

    johnny6 Member

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Country:
    Italy
    Always thought Nicola Legrottaglie deserved more NT action, very solid defender but never had a chance against the likes of Nesta, Cannavaro and Maldini.
     
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  9. el napulitan

    el napulitan Member+

    Sep 28, 2008
    < @sals mom crew >
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Moriero was fcukin awesome.
     
  10. O'Ghiattone

    O'Ghiattone Member+

    Jan 11, 2014
    Ireland
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Country:
    Italy
    Some players from the 90s that were not named,

    Alberigo Evani, Marco Simone-Milan
    Moreno Torricelli, Massimo Carrera, Sergio Porrini, Giancarlo Marocchi, Di Livio, Michelangelo Rampulla, Mark Iuliano, Alessio Tacchinardi- Juve
    Davide Fontolan, Francesco Dell'Anno, Angelo Orlando, Massimo Paganin, Marco Branca- Inter
    Antonio Bennarivo, Alberto Di Chiara, Roberto Mussi, Luigi Apoloni, Lorenzo Minotti, Fausto Pizzi, Alessandro Melli, Massimo Crippa, Luca Bucci - Parma
    Davide Petruzzi, Amadeo Carboni, Ruggiero Rizzitelli, Enrico Annoni, Francesco Statuto, Damiano Tommasi- Roma
    Roberto Cravero, Giuseppe Favalli, Paolo Negro, Mauro Bonomi, Dario Marcolin, Roberto Rambaudi, Giuseppe Pancaro- Lazio
    Giovanni Francini, Giancarlo Corradini, Roberto Policano, Renato Buso, Fabio Pecchia, Eugenio Corini, Massimo Agostini, Benito Carbone- Napoli
    Stefano Tacconi, Gennaro Ruotolo, Fabio Galante, Daniele Delli Carri, Marco Nappi- Genoa
    Daniele Carnasciali, Sandro Cois, Cristiano Zanetti, Anselmo Robbiati, Francesco Flachi, Lorenzo Amaruso, Francesco Baiano, Pasquale Padalino, Domenico Morfeo- Fiorentina
    Valerio Bertotto, Alessandro Calori, Fabio Rossitto, Paolo Poggi- Udinese
    Moreno Mannini, Claudio Bellucci, Simone Vergassola- Sampdoria
     
  11. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    Italy
    I personally knew Fabio Petruzzi of Roma, Brescia and Bologna and he was a good defender. Fabio Capello would not use him at Roma but he formed a great partnership Aldair. Milan wanted him after Baresi retired and having Costacurta, Maldini and later Nesta would have definitely lifted his career to greater heights. Don Fabio preferred Zago instead so he kind of hurt his chances of advancing but once again, Mazzone saved him by signing him at Brescia. He and Gigi DiBiaggio are still good friends with Totti.
     
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  12. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
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    Giuseppe Giannini and Gianluigi Lentini. Both excellent technical and creative midfielders. Lentini never really recovered after his car accident in 93 to realize the potential he had as the world's most expensive player of that generation.
     
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  13. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    Italy
    I can put the blame of what happened to Gianluigi Lentini all on Salvatore Schillaci's wife, Rita. ;)
     
  14. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    Italy
    #39 falvo, Jul 11, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2016
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  15. AlbertoAlbino

    AlbertoAlbino Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Country:
    Italy
    perhaps i should title 'uncapped heroes' haha
     
  16. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Or azzurri bums
     
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  17. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Country:
    Italy
    Marco Simone would have walked into Conte's starting 11

     
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  18. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    Italy
    I just remember when he hit the post like 10 times in one season.
     
  19. AlbertoAlbino

    AlbertoAlbino Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Country:
    Italy
    Was he the one who play in PSG back to 90s? I watched some highlights of French league because of him
     
  20. O'Ghiattone

    O'Ghiattone Member+

    Jan 11, 2014
    Ireland
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Country:
    Italy
    yeah he played for P.S.G and Monaco
     
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  21. Rob_420

    Rob_420 Member

    Jun 2, 2006
    Montreal
    Club:
    SS Lazio Roma
    Not consistently however.
     
  22. La Magica

    La Magica Member+

    Aug 1, 2011
    Club:
    AS Roma

    Since you mentioned focusing on the 90's then you much pay tribute to the best football show and theme tune of all time.

     
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