“Sport and Team Spirit”




He made his debut for Bologna in the Italian Serie A league, scoring his first goals in the senior squad. In 1981, he became a starter for the Torino side and was selected for the first time to play for Italy. The following year, he was selected for the Italian team which won the World Cup in Spain.


After 241 appearances for Torino, he moved to play for Sampdoria, winning the Coppa Italia in his first season for the club. He was one of the protagonists of an epic period for the Genoa-based club, which in 1991, won the Italian league title for the first time, the Italian Super Cup and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.


He hung up his football boots and embarked on a career as manager for numerous club and national sides in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. In 2001, he was assistant manager to Cesare Maldini for the Paraguay national squad.


He started his television career with the Rai broadcasting channel. Over the years, he has made regular television appearances as a commentator, pundit, presenter and guest on post-match programmes.