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Francesco Totti Biography

Francesco Totti is an Italian footballer who is the captain of Serie A club Roma. He primarily plays as the trequartista, though he has also been successfully utilized as a lone striker. Totti has spent his entire career at Roma, is the number-one goalscorer and the most capped player in the club's history. He is considered as one of the finest players in his generation, and also Roma's greatest player ever. Totti began to play youth team football at the age of 8 and he joined the Roma youth squad in 1989. After three years on the youth team, Totti made his first appearance for Roma's senior side at the age of sixteen, when coach Vujadin Boškov let him play in the 2–0 away victory against Brescia on 28 March 1993. In the following season under Carlo Mazzone, Totti began to play more games and scored his first goal on 4 September 1994 in a 1–1 draw against Foggia. By 1995, Totti had become a regular in Roma's starting line-up and scored 16 goals in the next three seasons. At the age of 21, Totti assumed the team captaincy in 1998 and began to gain recognition as a club symbol. Though Totti was not called up for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, he was named the Serie A Young Footballer of the Year in the 1998–99 season. Totti was named the Italian Footballer of the Year for 2000 and 2001. He won his second consecutive Italian Footballer of the Year award in the 2003–04 season. On 19 th December 2004, he became Roma's all-time leading scorer after netting his 107th career goal against Parma. A 2006 World Cup winner and Euro 2000 finalist, Totti was selected in the All-Star team for both tournaments. He has won many individual awards, including a record five Italian Footballer of the Year awards. He was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers selected by Pelé as a part of FIFA's centenary celebrations. In 2011, Totti has been recognized by IFFHS as the most popular footballer in Europe. Totti is currently the top active Serie A goalscorer and third all-time in league history with 221 goals. .

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5 stadiums that are shared by football clubs in Europe
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Explaining false 9 - the tactic that got the best version of Messi and how Valverde is using it
Ernesto Valverde has managed to get the best out of Lionel Messi by modifying the system at Barcelona.
EXCLUSIVE! Gurbanov: "Roma at the same level of Chelsea and Atletico Madrid"
EXCLUSIVE! Gurbanov: "Roma at the same level of Chelsea and Atletico Madrid"
Exclusive interview with Gurban Gurbanov, manager of Qarabag. The Azeri side will face AS Roma on Wednesday for Champions League
Top 10 footballers who have scored at the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the FIFA World Cup
Top 10 footballers who have scored at the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the FIFA World Cup
These players have the rare distinction of scoring at both the U-17 and FIFA World Cup tournaments.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: 10 senior World Cup winners who started their careers at the U-17 stage
FIFA U-17 World Cup: 10 senior World Cup winners who started their careers at the U-17 stage
The likes of Xavi, Iniesta and Ronaldinho started their road to success at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
ISL 2017: Francesco Totti again on the radar after the Italian's move to Japan falls through
ISL 2017: Francesco Totti again on the radar after the Italian's move to Japan falls through
Will the storied Italian forward grace the football pitches in India later this season?
5 football legends who could play in ISL 2017
5 football legends who could play in ISL 2017
Talks have been ongoing between ISL clubs and these five players.
World Cup winner contemplating ISL move as clubs pitch offers
World Cup winner contemplating ISL move as clubs pitch offers
Totti bade an emotional farewell to AS Roma last month.
Where are they now: AS Roma's 2000/01 Serie A-winning squad
Where are they now: AS Roma's 2000/01 Serie A-winning squad
From becoming a dubbing actor to playing for an amateur club, take a look at how the players have moved on from that success.
One Club Man: The Roman Passion of Francesco Totti
One Club Man: The Roman Passion of Francesco Totti
Totti is Roma, Roma is Totti - why he could never leave the Giallorossi.
5 legendary Serie A strikers who should have joined La Liga
5 legendary Serie A strikers who should have joined La Liga
Let's take a look at five of the best Serie A marksmen who should have earned a stint in La Liga.
Francesco Totti: A priceless commodity in the modern game
Francesco Totti: A priceless commodity in the modern game
Francesco Totti could be about to bring to a close a career that redefines commitment and restores some faith in the modern game.
6 iconic footballers who announced their retirement in 2016/17
6 iconic footballers who announced their retirement in 2016/17
Some of the modern-day greats including three World Cup winning stars bid farewell to the game in 2016/17
Francesco Totti embodied the meaning of loyalty in football, but he is still not quite understood
Francesco Totti embodied the meaning of loyalty in football, but he is still not quite understood
The Roma legend is finally retiring at the age of 40.
Interview with Alessandro Del Piero: "Maybe it's good for Juventus to face Real Madrid in the final"
Interview with Alessandro Del Piero: "Maybe it's good for Juventus to face Real Madrid in the final"
Juventus' legendary striker also believes that Neymar and Dybala can be the successors of Ronaldo and Messi.
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