"He was a level-headed goalkeeper, capable of staying calm
during the toughest and the most exhilarating moments. He always
held back both out of modesty and respect for his opponents. At the
end of the Brazil match, he came over to give me a kiss on the
cheek, without saying a single word. For me, that fleeting moment
was the most intense of the entire World Cup."
Enzo Bearzot, Italy coach at Spain 1982
"Dino always protected me as if I were his little
Gaetano Scirea, Juventus and Italy legend
"Dino was Italy's most important player in 1982. He was
the one who truly represented the team. He was an example to all of
us, myself more than anyone."
Paolo Rossi, adidas Golden Ball and adidas Golden Shoe winner at Spain 1982
"Zoff protected his goal with absolute rigour, whereas I have a different style. I honestly think goalkeepers are people who are a little crazy. Our role is special, atypical, and we have a different make-up."
Gianluigi Buffon, Italy's FIFA 2006 World Cup ™- winning goalkeeper