The ponytail. The shimmies. The dribbles. The free-kicks. The genius. The divinity. Roberto Baggio was every footballer we've ever loved at once. And yet his story is littered with pain, doubt and moments of tragedy. It's a script few could've written when he made his debut at Vicenza in 1982.
Calcio's greatest icon, and for many its greatest player, the life of Baggio is as intoxicating as it is epic - and it's worth recounting. That's why, following Diego Maradona, the second issue of our player series covers the Italian maestro in all his glory.
Featuring art from our favourite illustrators, including that Osvaldo Casanova cover, and words from all the regulars, we've scoured every detail of Baggio's career - from watching him live, memories and videos to those who knew him best - and produced this special print publication.
- AC Milan
- Baggio's finest kits illustrated
- Infographic: Baggio in numbers
... and more.
Note: this is a one-off print that won't be released again, so order today if you're keen to grab a copy. It is included as part of subscriptions. All orders are final and this product is likely to sell out.
Released 7 July