"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 brother."
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