The life of a footballer is fleeting. They are just one of thousands of players worldwide during the time they are active, so it takes something special to stand out from the crowd. Francesco Totti was.
Francesco Totti is more than just a name. Those two words mean so much, to so many, all across the globe. Here’s something that influenced his life for each letter of his name.
It’s April 2016. Roma are losing 2-1 at home to Torino, with minutes remaining. A slip up now could be costly in the race for Champions League qualification, with Inter only four points behind with five games left. Enter Francesco Totti.
As Totti’s career continued well into his 30s and early 40s, he began to play with and against some great players who hadn’t even been born when he made his debut. In a 4-3-2-1 formation, here is a lineup of the best he shared a pitch with.
Francesco Totti was always destined to break records for Roma. His longevity and technical ability meant he would achieve several landmarks that others couldn’t match. Here are 10 records he holds outright.
For someone who only played for one club across his entire career, Totti certainly built up an impressive array of admirers. Here are 10 of the best quotes about him.
Francesco Totti and Edin Dzeko, two of the best goalscorers in Roma history, only crossed paths briefly. But what could have happened if they had played together more?
Over the course of the club’s history, only two British players have played for Roma. But with the introduction of a Women’s team for 2018-19, that number has increased to three.
Ten years after Roma lost to Liverpool in the European Cup Final, came a tragedy far more significant than the outcome of any football match. On Suicide Prevention Day, this is Agostino Di Bartolomei’s story.