4. Franco Baresi – Defender
He is considered one of the greatest defenders of all time, and was ranked 19th in World Soccer’s list of the 100 greatest players of the twentieth century. He won the Champions League 3 times, as well as 6 Serie A titles, 4 Supercoppa Italiana titles, 2 European Super Cups and 2 Intercontinental Cups.
With Italy, he won the 1982 FIFA World Cup. He also played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup where he was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team. At the 1994 FIFA World Cup he was named Italy’s captain and was an integral part of the team that reached the final. Although he would miss a penalty in the resulting shoot-out, as Brazil lifted the trophy. Baresi also represented Italy at two UEFA European Championships, in 1980 and 1988, and at the 1984 Olympics.