Så blev det tid til en ny spiller i vores liste over de bedste spillere siden 1980. Franco Baresi. Sweeperen med 719 kampe for Milan fra 1977 til 1997. 3 Champions League titler, 2 VM for klubhold, 1 VM, 1 VM Sølv, 1 VM Bronze, 6 Italienske mesterskaber og 3 europæiske supercups. En uhyre elegant bagstopper med et fremragende blik for spillet.
Gaetano Scirea: one of the greatest defenders of all-time. He is one of only five players in European football history to have won all international trophies for football clubs recognized by UEFA and FIFA. one of only 9 players in the history that won all three major UEFA football competitions. He played for the Italian national team for more than a decade during which he was irreplaceable as the leading defender, keeping Franco Baresi out of the national team for 4 years until he retired