Who is Franco Baresi?

Franco Baresi is a former footballer and manager from Italy. Franco is currently a coach of the youth football team. He was famous for playing from the “Sweeper” and “Central Defender” position. Franco was part of the club “Milan” for 20 years. He was the captain of the team for 15 seasons. Franco is one of the greatest defenders in the history of football. The “World Soccer” listed him in the ranking of 19 in the list of “ 100 Greatest Players” in the 20Th Century.

Quick Info
Full NameFranchino Baresi
Date of BirthMay 8, 1960
Birth PlaceTravagliato, Italy
ProfessionFootball Player
Spouse(s)Maura Lari
Net worth $18 million

 He has contributed to the team to make the team win “UEFA Champions Leagues” three times, “Serie A” six times, “European Super Cups” two times, “Intercontinental Cups” two times, and “Supercoppa Italiana” four times. Franco was also part of the national team of Italy. He was in the team that won the “1982 FIFA World Cup.” Franco was also part of the team that played the “1990 World Cup.” He was also part of the “FIFA World Cup All-Star Team.”

Franco also became the captain of Italy for the “1994 World Cup.” The team succeeded to reach the finals of the tournament. Franco also represented the team in the “UEFA European Championships” two times. It was during 1988 and 1980. He was also part of the team that participated in the “1984 Olympics.” The Team succeeded to reach the semi-finals in all those tournaments.

Nutshell Bio

The full name of Franco Baresi is Franchino Baresi. His nationality is Italian. He has an attractive height of 5 feet 9 inches along with a complimentary weight of 70 kgs. His ethnicity is not clear. He is currently at the age of 60. His performance helped him to be printed in the stamp of Nicaragua in 1994. He also became the “AIC Serie A Player of the Year” in 2000. Franco also received the “Golden Foot” Award in the category of “Football Legend” in 2012.

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Early Life

The birthplace of Franco Baresi is Travagliato, Italy. He came into the world on May 8, 1960.  There are not many details about Franco’s parents available. But he is the younger brother of legendary footballer Giuseppe Baresi. Franco succeeded to become more popular than his brother. Both of the brothers tried to enter the club “Inter Milan.” But Franco failed in the opportunity. He succeeded to join the local club “Milan” and was part of the club for his whole career. Although Franco established himself as a skilled player, he got the nickname “The Other Baresi” after his elder brother.

Son and Relationship

Franco Baresi tied knots with Maura Lari. They are parents of two sons Edoardo and Giannandrea.

Twitter and Social Media

Franco Baresi is not very active on social media platforms. He goes with the name of “Franco Baresi” on Twitter with 775.6K followers. Although if you search his name on Instagram, you will encounter unverified accounts and fan-made accounts. He does not have a Facebook page. Franco is from the time when his goal used to create headlines from his goal rather than any social media posts. Social media were evolving during the ended of his career. 


The academic qualification of Franco Baresi is not available.

World Cup, Milan and Career

Franco Baresi started his career at the club “AC Milan.” He was seventeen years old during that time. Franco played his first “Serie A” on April 23rd, 1978. In no time Franco became the captain of the team. He is started playing in the “Sweeper” position in the team in the 1979 season. The team won the “Serie A” title in the “1978-1979 season.” The team failed to enter the “Serie B” at the beginning of the 1980s. It was due to the “Match-Fixing Scandal of 1980.” Franco was only 22 years old when he became the captain of the team in 1982.

He succeeded to make the team win the “Mitropa Cup” in 1982. The team also reached the finals of the “Coppa Italia” in the 1984-1985 season when Paolo Maldini also started his career in the same club. The club succeeded to defend the “1990 European Cup” under the captainship of Franco. He became the “Serie A Footballer of the Year” in the 1989-1990 season. The team also succeeded to enter the finals of the “Coppa Italia” in the same season.

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Moreover,  Franco Baresi succeeded to score 74 goals in the “1991-1992 season.” He helped the team to win the “Supercoppa Italiana.” It was during 1992, 1993 and 1994.  The team also won the “UEFA Champions League” in “1992-1993 season”, “1993-1994 season” and “1994-1995 season.” The team also won the “1994 European Super Cup” and the “1993 Intercontinental Cup.” He also succeeded to become part of the team that won the “Serie A” in the “1995-1996 season.”

Franco retired from football as a professional footballer from the football after the “1996-1997 Serie A Season.” He was thirty-seven years old during that time. He became the director of the club “Fulham” on June 1st, 2002. Franco left the club after a dispute between the manager in August. Franco became the head coach of the “Under-20” team of the Milan “Primavera.” He joined the club “Berretti” to coach the “Under 19” team. Then, Franco even retired from coaching.

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Net worth

Franco Baresi has been part of the sports fraternity for more than thirty years. He has been part of big matches and tournaments. According to networthpost.org, he has an approximate net worth of $18 million.