The Shrine BBS
« Baggio set to retire at end of season »

Welcome Guest. Please Login or Register.
Jan 19th, 2018, 5:07pm


Slow connection? Page slow to load? Choose the 'Lite' version from the dropdown box below to switch off the images :)

« Previous Topic | Next Topic »
Pages: 1  Notify Send Topic Print
 thread  Author  Topic: Baggio set to retire at end of season  (Read 6332 times)
Dr S
SBBS Big Cheese
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Bobby Baggio pitys the fool whos here looking for porn.

ICQ YIM YIM AIM
Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 802
exclamation Baggio set to retire at end of season
« Thread started on: Dec 29th, 2003, 10:21am »

ROME, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Former World Player of the Year Roberto Baggio says he plans to retire at the end of the current season.

"That's my idea right now and unless there's some incredible U-turn I don't believe I'm going to change my mind," Baggio, 36, told television programme Teletutto on Monday.

The former Italy striker, known as 'The Divine Ponytail' due to his hairstyle and Buddhist beliefs, has had a career blighted by injury.

He has had a number of knee operations and a back problem has limited his appearances for his Serie A side Brescia this season.

"They've plagued me and given me a rough ride over the years," he said. "These days, at my age, it gets rougher and rougher."

Asked what he hoped to do after hanging up his boots, Baggio said: "It's too soon to say. I've still got to get used to the idea of not being out there on the pitch, running."

The hugely popular Baggio started as a professional in 1982 at third division side Vicenza and made his Serie A debut with Fiorentina three years later before embarking on a career at Juventus, AC Milan, Bologna, Inter Milan and Brescia.

He won the UEFA Cup with Juventus in 1993 and was named both FIFA's World Player of the Year and UEFA's European Footballer of the Year that year before going on to win two Serie A titles, with Juve in 1995 and AC Milan in 1996.

He made his international debut against the Netherlands in 1988 and won 55 caps for Italy, scoring 27 goals.

Providing he is fit, Baggio's last official match for Brescia will be against his old club AC Milan on May 16.
User IP Logged



User Image
Dr S
SBBS Big Cheese
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Bobby Baggio pitys the fool whos here looking for porn.

ICQ YIM YIM AIM
Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 802
xx Re: Baggio set to retire at end of season
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29th, 2003, 5:37pm »

Honours

  • Serie A champion: 1995, 1996
  • Italian cup: 1995
  • UEFA Cup
    • Winner: 1993
    • Runner-up: 1990
  • European Footballer of the Year: 1993


User Image
User IP Logged



User Image
Macavity
Shrine Groper
ImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Your life however is like a box of ACTIVE GRENADES!!!!!!!


Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 194
xx Re: Baggio set to retire at end of season
« Reply #2 on: Dec 30th, 2003, 06:49am »

tis a shame. baggio was a terrific player.

it always stands out in my mind when his name is mentioned the fantastic goal he scored for italy in the 1990 world cup.

mark of a great legend of the game
User IP Logged

So bill....we attack tomorrow.
Yes. Tomorrow
I really mean it this time
So do I
oxfez
SBBS Big Cheese
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

"Go Oxfez!" Shouted Oxfez


Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 2366
xx Re: Baggio set to retire at end of season
« Reply #3 on: Dec 30th, 2003, 11:06am »

The greatest footballer EVER in my very humble and very correct opinion.

He's the only player to I have actually wanted to watch play. His enigmatic lifestyle and his phenomenal ball control and goal scoring ability were a joy to behold.
I remember the euphoria on C4's Football Italia when he won the World Player award. My Dad kept watching it over and over because it showed the best clips of Baggio's sublime skills.

Too bad injury fucked him up.

Another icon of the early 90s we must bid a final grazie to.
User IP Logged

I came
They saw
They fired me...
oxfez
SBBS Big Cheese
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

"Go Oxfez!" Shouted Oxfez


Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 2366
xx Re: Baggio set to retire at end of season
« Reply #4 on: May 19th, 2004, 3:52pm »

Roberto Baggio played his very last game on Sunday. A 4-2 defeat against Milan at the San Siro. An Emotional day, he got a standing ovation from ALL the fans. Then there was a look back at his spectacular talent.

He was the BEST!
User IP Logged

I came
They saw
They fired me...
Dr S
SBBS Big Cheese
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Bobby Baggio pitys the fool whos here looking for porn.

ICQ YIM YIM AIM
Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 802
xx Re: Baggio set to retire at end of season
« Reply #5 on: Aug 29th, 2004, 5:33pm »

User Image
http://www.robertobaggio.com/
Roberto Baggio - Three Decades Of Passion
User IP Logged



User Image
Pages: 1  Notify Send Topic Print
« Previous Topic | Next Topic »

Donate $6.99 for 50,000 Ad-Free Pageviews!

| |

This forum powered for FREE by Conforums ©
Sign up for your own Free Message Board today!
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Conforums Support | Parental Controls