Roberto Baggio belongs to the generation of players that played the game before a new generation where it is dominated by two players. He was a supporting striker and an attacking midfielder that was at the top of the game for so long.
That is why when Roberto Baggio net worth is mentioned, he is expected to have made huge funds, however smaller compared to what less talented players make now. Baggio was born on February 18, 1967, in Veneto and started his professional career as a footballer at Vicenza.
At that point, many would not see how much he could worth in future and Roberto Baggio’s net worth would not have been believed to grow up to $15m that he is estimated to worth now.
All started from Vicenza and now he is a multimillionaire. Baggio was a super talented footballer that was unique in his generation.
Having spent three years at home club, Vicenza where he shattered records and showed his goal-scoring prowess, he made a move to Fiorentina in 1985. The move to Fiorentina was almost a dead end when he sustained a career-ending injury but Fiorentina went ahead and trusted him to come back strong from the injury. That trust was duly paid back by Baggio when he joined as he became a superstar after joining at 18.
He was able to lead the team to a Coppa Italia final and his five years at the club was filled with goals. He netted 39 goals in 95 games in the Serie-A. This was in a period where defenders were all out to break strikers’ leg before beating them to go score a goal. This is why Juventus came calling as they saw the great ability he possessed. When he signed for Juventus in 1990, this was when his goal-scoring ability came to full fore.
Only a few will beat a record of 115 goals in 200 games. This was how god Baggio was in his prime at Juventus. He won his first Serie-A title at Juventus and also the Copa Italia both in the 1994/95 season. Winning the UEFA cup in 1993 season was one highlight in his career at Juventus before leaving the club.
Two seasons at AC Milan, one at Bologna and two seasons at Inter Milan was how he moved across the country before he spent the last four years of his career at Brescia. The personal awards that stood out in his career were the World Footballer of the year and the Ballon d’Or both in 1993.
All these contributed to how he built his wealth. After his retirement in 2010, he went into the administration of the game and became the president of the technical sector of the Italian Football Federation. This also made him join the league of several ex-players that went into the governance of the game. This also showed the other part of his wealth accumulation.
It was a great thing to see players that have gotten to the peak of the game become millionaires purely from what they made in relation to the sport.