Christian Vieri is still one of the most iconic strikers ever to have graced the world game. Over 18 years he played for 12 clubs making 374 appearances and scoring 194 goals. Add to this his national record of 29 goals in 43 games and it is clear to see why he is in the FIFA 100 best players of all time list.
At 6ft 1inch Vieri was the complete predator, strong and instinctive when it came to finishing he had rapid reactions. This was at its most apparent when he was plying his trade with Inter where injuries prevented him fulfilling what could have been one of the most dangerous partnerships of all time with Ronaldo.
Vieri’s career is littered with silverware won at his clubs and personally as well. When Calcio ruled the world, nobody could stop Vieri scoring.
Shirt: Home 1992-93
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Worn by: Dunga, Sivabaek, Mendy, Allegri and Sliskovic
Fact: Pescara wore this in their first season in Serie A when they managed to sign Brazilian captain Dunga. They had no problem scoring goals, beating Juventus 5-1, but they were poor at the back, losing out 5-4 in a thiller to Milan.
Firstly Stephen Lichtsteiner (via Twitter) swears allegiance to Juventus: “I’m staying at Juve “- writes the Swiss defender -. “The money they would give me is so much but the honor and the heart are first! Do not worry.” An honest and modern approach, reconfiming what we already knew that money can buy both honor and love. Thanks Stephen for reminding us of the price of loyalty
Inter, (now bored of swinging with Milan) have decided to move thier attentions to Napoli’s Walter Gargano. The 28 year old Uruguayan has signed on a season long loan and will arrive in Milan today. The Nerazzurri love a bad boy.
Felipe is officially a player of Siena.The defender arrives on loan from Fiorentina (another man crossing a divide) He will be at Cosmi’s disposal at training this afternoon, whatever that may intail.
Daniele De Rossi has announced his desire to remain at Roma in turn rejecting the advances of English champions Manchester City. He said the advances made him angry and also laugh indicating that the Roma central man is full of emotion despite his hard exterior.