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Franco Baresi

Personal information
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10.4 in)
Playing positionSweeper (Retired)

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Franco Baresi (born 8 May 1960 in Travagliato, Italy) is an Italian football youth team coach and former player. He played as a sweeper and spent his entire career with Serie A club AC Milan, acknowledged as one of the greatest defenders ever to play the game. Baresi was nicknamed "Piscinin", Milanese for "Little one".

He is also the younger brother of Internazionale assistant manager Giuseppe Baresi. Hoping Franco could play with him in the Nerazzurri, Giuseppe brought him for a trial in Inter's youth team, but Franco was rejected. Despite this setback, he didn't give up and decided to try out for arch-rivals AC Milan, where he was accepted.

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