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Baggio began to draw the attention of larger Italian clubs, in particular Serie A side Fiorentina , and his playing style was compared to that of his idol, Zico.
During the end of his final season at Vicenza, Baggio shattered both the anterior cruciate ligament ACL and the meniscus of his right knee while playing against Rimini on 5 May , while attempting a slide tackle.
The injury occurred two days before his official transfer deal to Fiorentina had been finalised, and it seriously threatened his career, at age His characteristics led former Fiorentina playmaker Miguel Montuori to say Baggio was, "[M]ore productive than Maradona; he is without doubt the best number 10 in the league," also stating that Baggio had "ice in his veins" due to his composure in front of goal.
Although Fiorentina were struggling against relegation during the —90 season , Baggio led the club to the UEFA Cup Final , only to be defeated by his future club, Juventus.
When Juventus played Fiorentina on 7 April , Baggio refused to take a penalty, stating Fiorentina goalkeeper Gianmatteo Mareggini knew him too well.
He claimed, "Deep in my heart I am always purple," the colour of Fiorentina. In this first season at Juventus, Baggio scored 14 goals and provided 12 assists in Serie A, often playing behind the forwards under Luigi Maifredi , although Juventus finished in seventh place in Serie A, outside the European qualification spots.
Juventus were also eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia to eventual winners Roma, with Baggio scoring three goals.
Baggio was appointed team captain for the —93 season. He had a dominant season, winning the only European club trophy of his career after helping Juventus to the UEFA Cup final , in which he scored twice and assisted another goal over both legs, defeating Borussia Dortmund 6—1 on aggregate.
He scored a personal best 30 goals in all club competitions that season, in addition to five goals with the Italy national team. During the calendar year, Baggio managed a personal record 39 goals across all competitions, scoring 23 goals in Serie A, 3 in the Coppa Italia, 8 goals in European competitions and 5 goals for Italy, helping his national side qualify for the World Cup.
In the —94 season , Baggio often played as a second striker alongside Gianluca Vialli or Fabrizio Ravanelli , and occasionally the young Alessandro Del Piero;   Juventus once again finished runners up to Milan in Serie A, and Baggio finished third in the capocannoniere title with 17 goals and 8 assists, while the club suffered a quarter-final elimination in the UEFA Cup against Cagliari.
After scoring from a free-kick, he was substituted by Alessandro Del Piero, who temporarily took his place in the team.
Baggio scored goals in appearances during his five seasons at Juventus; 78 were scored in Serie A in appearances. Although Baggio initially struggled with injuries at the beginning of his first season with Milan,   he came back into the starting line-up and was appointed the main penalty taker.
In , Capello returned to Milan, subsequently stating Baggio was not a part of his plans with the club. Baggio refound his form with the club and had a dominant season, scoring a personal best of 22 goals in Serie A , as well as providing 9 assists, leading Bologna to an eighth-place finish, allowing them to qualify for the UEFA Intertoto Cup.
Baggio was the highest scoring Italian in Serie A that season, and the third-highest goalscorer in Serie A. Baggio also led Bologna to the round of 16 in the Coppa Italia , where he scored one goal in three appearances.
Although he rose to hero status amongst the fans,  he had difficulties with his manager Renzo Ulivieri , in particular when he was left out of the starting 11 against Juventus.
Lippi did not favour Baggio and left him out of the squad for most of the season, stating Baggio was out of shape.
Baggio was used scarcely and often as a substitute, scoring only 4 goals in 18 appearances during the regular Serie A season.
He made five appearances in the Coppa Italia , with his only goal coming against local rivals Milan in the second leg of the quarter-finals, as he helped Inter reach the final ,   only to be defeated by Lazio.
This was the first time Baggio had scored for Inter since his goal on 27 May of the previous season, and in the post-match the interview, he denied accusations made by Lippi in regard to his personal form.
Baggio was given a perfect 10 rating from the Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport , which described his performance as "absolutely perfect all game".
After two years with Inter, Baggio decided not to renew his expiring contract due to his conflicts with Marcello Lippi, making him a free agent at age Despite injury problems during the first half of the season, Baggio re-found his form and managed ten goals and ten assists in the —01 season.
Baggio scored one goal in the tournament, in the final from a penalty. At the start of —02 season , Baggio scored eight goals in the first nine matches, leading him to the top of the Serie A goalscoring table.
Baggio maintained a high level of performance under new coach Gianni De Biasi. In the —04 season , the final season of his career, Baggio recorded 12 goals and 11 assists.
He scored his th goal in Serie A in a 2—2 draw against Parma on 14 March ,  saving Brescia from relegation, as they finished the season in 11th place.
In the 88th minute, De Biasi substituted Baggio, prompting the 80, present at the San Siro to give him a standing ovation; Milan defender Paolo Maldini also embraced him before he left the pitch.
With Brescia, Baggio scored 46 goals in appearances in all competitions, scoring 45 goals in 95 Serie A appearances, and one goal in two European matches.
Baggio also made four Coppa Italia appearances with Brescia. During the four years under Baggio, Brescia recorded their best ever Serie A run and were never relegated.
Baggio was called up for his first World Cup tournament in , on home soil. Baggio was often used as a substitute, appearing in five matches, but only starting in four of them, as Italy manager Azeglio Vicini preferred the more experienced Gianluca Vialli.
The goal, which drew comparisons with Giuseppe Meazza, involved an exchange with Giuseppe Giannini on the left wing, followed by a dribbling run from midfield, in which Baggio beat several players, wrong-footing the last defender with a feint , before putting the ball past the goalkeeper.
Baggio also scored a goal from a direct free-kick, but it was disallowed as the referee had awarded an indirect free-kick.
In the bronze medal match against England , Baggio returned to the starting line-up, playing behind Schillaci. David Platt momentarily equalised, but with five minutes left on the clock, Baggio set up Schillaci, who was fouled inside the area by Paul Parker.
Although Baggio was the regularly designated penalty taker for his national team, he stepped aside to allow Schillaci to score and capture the Golden Shoe , a gesture which was praised by the Italian media.
Following the World Cup, Baggio was not called up often by Vicini for the Euro Qualification matches, only making three appearances and scoring two goals as Italy failed to qualify for the tournament , finishing second in their qualifying group behind the Soviet Union.
However, Italy goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca was sent off for handling the ball outside the area. Luca Marchegiani was brought in to replace him, and Arrigo Sacchi decided to take off Baggio in what produced an outcry amidst the fans.
Baggio later stated that Sacchi was "crazy". After under-performing during the group stage, Baggio refound his form in the knockout stages, where he scored five memorable goals.
He scored two in the round of 16 , helping a ten-man Italy defeat Nigeria 2—1 at Foxboro Stadium in Boston , after trailing for most of the match.
He scored his first goal of the match with two minutes left on the clock, after receiving ball at the edge of the area from Roberto Mussi.
He then went on to score the winning goal from a penalty in extra time after setting up Antonio Benarrivo with a lobbed pass, who was then fouled in the penalty area.
Baggio scored another match-winning goal in the quarter-finals to defeat Spain 2—1 with three minutes remaining. After receiving the ball from Giuseppe Signori , he dribbled past the Spanish goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta , scoring off-balance from a tight angle.
Baggio gave a man of the match performance in the semi-finals; he scored two more goals to beat Bulgaria 2—1 at Giants Stadium, leading Italy to the World Cup final for the first time in 12 years.
He scored his first goal after beating two players and curling the ball from outside the area into the bottom-right corner.
His second was scored with a half volley from a tight angle, assisted by Demetrio Albertini with a lobbed ball. Baggio was not fully fit for the final against Brazil at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California , after pulling his hamstring during the semi-final and playing with the aid of a painkiller injection.
Baggio has described the infamous miss as the worst moment of his career, stating that it affected him for years.
Their relationship deteriorated in September following a 1—1 draw against Slovenia in a Euro qualifying match , where Baggio was benched. Sacchi justified his decision by stating Baggio was not fully fit,  and that Enrico Chiesa helped the team more when possession was lost.
After a lengthy absence from the national team, Baggio was called up by Cesare Maldini for a World Cup qualifying match against Poland on 30 April ; Baggio came off the bench and scored a goal in a 3—0 win.
Vieri opened the scoring from a Baggio assist, but Chile managed to equalise and take the lead through Marcelo Salas.
However, he was replaced by Del Piero during the second half after sustaining a minor injury. Baggio came on during the second half, replacing Del Piero, after the crowd had begun to chant his name.
He scored the winning goal of the match, after combining with Francesco Moriero and Filippo Inzaghi , as Italy topped their group.
This was also his 27th and final goal for Italy. In the quarter-final match against eventual champions France , Baggio came on as a substitute for Del Piero in the second half, and managed to create some scoring opportunities.
Although Baggio converted his penalty, the shootout was won by the host nation, as Italy were eliminated on penalties in a World Cup for the third consecutive time.
Baggio stated in that he has great respect for Del Piero, and that there had never been disagreements between them. Baggio was initially a regular squad member under Dino Zoff , appearing as a substitute in two Euro qualifying matches , in a 2—0 win against Wales in , setting up a goal for Vieri;   and in a 1—1 draw against Belarus in Although he was initially keen to include Baggio in the final man list, he ultimately excluded him from the squad; Baggio had made a direct appeal to him prior to the tournament by writing him a letter.
Many fans hoped to see him play for Italy at Euro ,  or with the Olympic squad that eventually managed a Bronze medal,  but this was not to be the case.
The match finished 1—1 and Baggio was given a standing ovation after being substituted off for Fabrizio Miccoli.
Baggio was a tactically versatile player, with a good understanding of the game, and was comfortable attacking on either flank or through the centre of the pitch; this allowed him to play anywhere along the front-line.
Due to his excellent technique, he was a precise volleyer , and was also a set piece specialist, who was highly regarded for his ball delivery from dead ball situations, as well as his precision from direct free-kicks and his ability to curl the ball, which earned him a reputation as one of the best free kick takers of his generation.
Although naturally right-footed,  Baggio was comfortable using either foot,   and often began dribbling with his left foot. Baggio played in 16 World Cup matches for Italy; the Republic of Ireland is the only nation against which he played more than once.
Three of his World Cup goals were scored in the group stage and six were scored during knockout matches. Despite his decisive penalty miss in the World Cup final shoot-out, Baggio is statistically one of the greatest penalty kick specialists in Italian football history.
Behind Totti, Baggio has scored the most penalties in Serie A history. In shoot-outs, Baggio converted three of four career penalties: Although he never won the Serie A top goalscorer title, Baggio is currently the seventh all-time highest scorer in Serie A, with goals in appearances.
After his career threatening injury in , Baggio, formerly a Roman Catholic, converted to Buddhism, practicing Nichiren Buddhism , and is a member of the Soka Gakkai International Buddhist organisation.
They have a daughter, Valentina, and two sons, Mattia and Leonardo. Between and , Baggio was the owner of a sporting goods store in Thiene, Vicenza, called Baggio Sport , which he was eventually forced to close due to losses as a result of the economic crisis.
In , Baggio wrote an autobiography entitled Una porta nel cielo "A Goal in the Sky", but also "A Door in the Sky" , including details about his career, childhood, religion, personal life and rifts with managers.
Baggio has close ties with Argentina; he speaks Spanish and owns a ranch property in Rivera , where he enjoys hunting wild game.
On 16 October , Baggio was named a Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO ,  Through the organisation, Baggio helped to fund hospitals, raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, contribute to tackling bird flu, and was involved in the Burmese pro-democracy movement, which supported the opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her release from prison.
On 8 October , Baggio appeared in a charity match between Milan and Fiorentina, which had been organised in honour of his former Fiorentina teammate Stefano Borgonovo to raise money for his foundation, his treatment and for ALS research.
On 1 September , Baggio took part in the "Match for Peace", which was played at the Stadio Olimpico , Rome, with the proceeds being donated to charity.
Baggio has featured in two Italian commercials which reference his infamous penalty miss in the World Cup final. The first was made for WIND in , and shows Baggio scoring the final penalty to win the tournament.
Baggio is popular in Japan, and has held close ties with the country since his conversion to Buddhism. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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The game was simple - it was just a test of your ability to score past a wall and a goalkeeper. Baggio missed a penalty in the final of the World Cup but was the Silver Ball winner.
The game itself is simple, which is why it still works so well. You play as Baggio, stood over a free-kick. He was a master of them in real life and you became just as good with a mouse.
You aim at goal and then put as much or as little power and curl on the strike as you want. The goalkeeper dives under your shot, or you manage to place it straight into the top corner.
The angle is tight. The wall is well-placed. The goalkeeper saves strike after strike. Another reporter took the best part of half an hour to score his first goal of the day, although he insists he improved afterwards.
Every goal seemed like an achievement - sometimes it was hard and sometimes it was easy. You start to look for alternative options.
There are slight variations on the theme. You can win penalties, which are often harder to score than the free-kicks. Some angles are harder to score from than others.
Ultimately though, the game just repeats itself. Scoring four wins you a Passion Cup - a thinly veiled European Cup. The game goes on and on.
Every four goals brought a Passion Cup - a thinly veiled variation on the European Cup. Baggio went on to play for Italy across three World Cup finals - in , and In real life it was not just about free-kicks - he could dribble, pass and move with the best.
That was what gave it such a significant place in the cultural psyche of millennials. The game is still available to play online - although it no longer contains the pieces of advice Baggio used to dispense.
And there is no limit to the scope of your achievement. Play at home and you are competing with yourself. As a child at school, it was all about comparing tallies with friends.
There were no leaderboards, no online competitive play - just the raw figures. And that was why it was so superb.
There was no reason not to take another free-kick. After all, that next Passion Cup was just around the corner. Baggio was often provided with a team-mate to aim for in the box - you could aim for him.
And every so often you were handed a penalty - although these could be tougher to score. Roberto Baggio has turned 50, but was the video game Magical Kicks his best legacy?