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Is Baresi the best defender ever?

Is Baresi the best defender ever?

The following year, Milan were relegated following a match-fixing scandal, but Baresi stood firm with his team. He eventually helped them to five more Serie A titles and three UEFA Champions League titles over the course of his 20-year career. His success makes him one of the most decorated defenders in the world.

Was Baresi fast?

Baresi was not tall but was rarely beaten in the air, was not quick but hardly ever got out-paced, his ability to read the game always keeping him ahead of opposition strikers.

Did Maldini play with Baresi?

AC MILAN legends and one club men, Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini played 196 matches as a central defensive partnership — conceding just 23 goals. It’s a quite astonishing stat which shows just how disciplined the pair were.

What were the names of the two Baresi brothers?

The two men with the wry smiles were Giuseppe and Franco Baresi, brothers who represented two of Europe’s giants in arguably Italy’s biggest game. The Derby della Madonnina in Milan is a rivalry named after the Virgin Mary statue that adorns the Duomo that sits in the ancient district of the northern metropolis.

What made Baresi so good?

And so, the AC Milan youth academy took Franco Baresi in early on. Despite being on the shorter side, when it came to defence the man had it all. Strength, speed, great jumping ability and stamina. He was also one of the most accurate tacklers of the ball out there while he was active.

How old is Baresi?

62 years (May 8, 1960)Franco Baresi / Age

How good was Costacurta?

Costacurta could line up as a full-back as well as a centre-back. There was no real weakness to his game; he was both confident on the ball and in the tackle. Costacurta is third on the list of Milan appearances with 662, making him a legend by default.

Who was better Maldini or Nesta?

Maldini was the defender who gave AC Milan leadership while Nesta was one of the best technical defenders to ever grace the game. They were the two best central defenders in the world at that time and helped Milan to two emphatic Champions League triumphs (2002/03, 2006/07).

How good is Paolo Maldini?

“Maldini was the best and toughest defender I ever faced. He had everything: he was a complete defender, who was strong, intelligent, and an excellent man-marker.”