Francesco Totti: Football (Soccer)
Francesco Totti (born September 27, 1976) is an Italian midfielder who became the captain of Series A club Roma in 1998. He also played for the Italian national team from 1998 to 2006 and led the team to the World Cup Championships in 2006. His primary positions are attacking midfielder or forward, long striker or winger. Totti began his youth career with Fortitudo in 1984, debuted with Roma in 1992 after spending three years with their youth club. He is Roma’s top goal-scorer and the most capped player in the club’s history. He is widely recognized as the symbol of Roma. He never left the club despite the possibility of playing in stronger and wealthier football clubs.
Greatest Sporting Achievements
Totti is the top active Serie A goal-scorer and second all-time in league history with 240 goals. He is a 2006 World Cup Winner and a Euro 2000 finalist, has won various awards most especially the Golden Shoe and the Golden Foot. Pelé selected him as part of the FIFA 100 as part of FIFA’s centenary celebrations. In 2011, he was recognized by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics as the most popular football player all over Europe.
It was during a bad period of Roma when he scored his 100th goal on October 3, 2004 with a 30 meter free-kick and on December 19, he broken Roma’s goal scoring record when he scored against Parma. It was his 107th goal for the club.
Why Is He So Good?
Francesco Totti is widely loved by many football fans, not only for his great abilities and techniques on the field, but also for being himself as a Roma supporter. He refused many offers from wealthier football clubs that wanted to sign him.
What You May Not Know
- He is married to Ilary Blasi, a former show girl, who currently works as a commentator and television show host.
- Totti runs “Number Ten” a football school and owns a motorcycle racing team in the Grand Prix motorcycle racing called “Totti Top Sport”.
- His agent is his best friend and brother Riccardo Totti. He says that his brother was a way better player than him when they were younger.
- He is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and published two self-effacing books to raise money for a children’s charity.
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