Italian football was always going to require a superstar to replace Roberto Baggio. It got not one, but two. Born in the mid-1970s, Alessandro Del Piero and Francesco Totti both made their Serie A debut in 1993, and this would prove the first parallel in their magnificent footballing careers.
Since, they have both given 15 years of infallible service to clubs with whom their name is synonymous. They hold the record for both appearances and goals in the respective histories of Juventus and Roma. They have won almost 150 Italy caps between them, and performed crucial functions as the Azzurri won the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™. The winners' medals they received in Berlin's Olympiastadion rest among their stunning collections of honours.
Del Piero's include five Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, UEFA Champions League and Toyota Cup apiece, an Italian Footballer of the Year crown and a Capocannoniere. Totti's accumulation is stunning. He inspired Roma to an unexpected league triumph in 2001, and has two Coppa Italias, the European Golden Shoe and an unprecedented five Italian Footballer of the Year awards to his name.
The resplendence of these two iconic forwards brings FIFA.com to the latest topic in our 'Have Your Say' series: if hypothetically, Del Piero and Totti were to retire today, which of them would go down as the greatest player?
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