How brilliant was Serie A in the 1990s? In 10 years, they have won 13 European Intercontinental Cups, set a world record for transfer fees 6 times, and won the Ballon d'Or 6 times. Young fans talked about the Big6 in the Premier League. Known as the "Little World Cup".
The Premier League team swept the UEFA Europa League double finals last season, but Serie A also completed a similar feat nearly 30 years ago. In 1990, the Serie A team swept the three European Cups-Sacchi's AC Milan defeated Benfica to win the Champions League, and Vialli scored twice to help Sampdoria beat Anderlecht to win the European Cup Winners' Cup , Juventus beat Fiorentina to win the UEFA Cup.
YesWhat this means is that none of the Premier League teams that won the four seats in the UEFA Champions League final last season failed to win the league title, and the championship was won by Manchester City. The same was true in Italy 29 years ago. Champions League champion AC Milan, European Cup Winners Cup champion Sampdoria, UEFA Cup champion Juventus all failed to win the league title this season. Naples led by Maradona laughed in the domestic arena. To the end.
This is Maradona’s second league title in Naples’ four seasons, but it was also the end of Diego’s glory in Italy-he was in 1991 After testing positive for cocaine in March, he was suspended for 15 months and never played for Naples again.
Maradona’s departure had a serious impact on Naples, but it had no effect.The continued success of Serie A is due to the fact that there are many and evenly distributed stars in Serie A, thanks to the foreign aid policy of Serie A at that time.
▲ThatPoles vs. Udinese, the captains of the two teams Maradona and Zico took a group photo before the match
Italy implemented the foreign aid ban in 1965 until it was lifted in 1980 , Allowing the introduction of a foreign aid. Italy won the World Cup in 1982, coupled with the domestic economic recovery, so that Serie A has developed by leaps and bounds in the 1980s.
The number of foreign aid introductions has gradually changed from one to two or three. This makes not only the world's big stars gathered in Serie A, but they can't be grouped together, the stars are scattered, making the league more even and full of charm.
Can you imagine Neymar playing for Udinese today? Zico was the king of Udinese, MaradonaIn Naples, Prince Francisco Li of Uruguay danced in Cagliari.
AC Milan introduced Van Basten in 1986, Gullit in 1987, and Rijkaard in 1988 to form the Dutch Three Musketeers. After trying out German striker Rummenigge, Inter Milan recruited Matteus and Bremer from Bayern in 1988, and then introduced Klinsmann after the season to form a "troika".
Before Robert Baggio moved from Florence to Juventus in 1990 with a record transfer fee at the time, 11 of the top 13 most expensive transfers were Italy Club creation. In 1985, the England team was banned by UEFA from participating in the European War, which further promoted the take-off of Serie A and its attraction to stars.
Italian clubs won the three European Cups in 1990. That summer, the World Cup will be held in Italy. "Tomorrow morning, I guess the sun will be good." At that time, the Italians had no weaker expectations for the future than the English in 2019. That was the beginning of Serie A's ten-year rule in Europe.
The dark horse Sampdoria
At that time, the charm of Serie A was that a hundred flowers bloomed, almost every team Have his own star. Under the leadership of Yugoslavian coach Boskov, Sampdoria ushered in his own great era: 1988 and 1989 the Italian Cup for two consecutive years, the 1990 European Cup Winners’ Cup champion, the 1990-1991 season Serie A champion, 1992 Champions League runner-up.
▲1990-1991 Serie A Standings
Viali is the Serie A golden boot this season. His partner is the talented player Robert Mancini.There was Brazilian star Serrezzo in the midfield, goalkeeper Paliuca didn't join Inter Milan until later, and Lombardo, who was crowned, was a fast winger. After Samp won the league championship, he dyed his hair collectively, and Lombardo had to wear a wig for a week.
They also reached the 1992 Champions League final, but Ronald Coman’s free kick in extra time helped Barcelona win 1-0 at Wembley Sampdoria.
After the end of the season, Boskov stepped down, the Swede Ericsson took over, and Vialli switched to Juventus. Samp also maintained his competitiveness for a while, and later introduced attackers such as Veron, Seedorf, Chiesa, and Montella, but he could not reproduce the glory of the early 1990s.
Gaza and Lazio
Gascoigne was injured in the 1991 FA Cup final, which delayed the transfer until May 1992 when he arrived in Rome. In the summer of 1992, Gaza made his debut in the Lazio away game against Genoa. That season, British TV broadcasted Serie A for the first time.
Gascoigne only played 47 games in three seasons.Mostly because of injuries, including a broken leg in a training session against the teenager Nesta. More of his stories happened off the court. For example, when the bus entered the tunnel, he suddenly sat naked and sat next to the coach Dino Zoff. Yes, it was the legendary goalkeeper; he took a snake killed at home to the training ground and put it to Di Matteo, yes, Chelsea’s Buddha, in his pocket...
But Lazio has other stars, such as Boksic, Casiraki, and Signori, the top scorer of the 1992-1993 Serie A season (the correct pronunciation should be "Sinho里", when old fans came into contact with him, they used the translation of Signori, which is used here.) He continued to be the top scorer in the next two seasons, winning the Serie A Golden Boot more times than Ronaldo, Batistuta, There are many people such as Inzaghi, Crespo, and Salas.
In the decade of the 1990s, SignorLi scored a total of 141 Serie A goals, ranking first in the same period, leading Batistuta by 5 goals. Batistuta won the Copa America in 1991 and then moved to Serie A to join Fiorentina. Regrettably, neither of these two forwards won a league title in the 1990s. Batty won the Serie A title with Roma in the 2000-2001 season. Signori has never won any important honors throughout his career, and only Represented the Italian national team 28 times.
Now we have seen a lot of fans gather in the stadium to welcome new stars joining the ceremony, but you have seen nearly 10,000 fans greet them The new boss?
On July 8, 1986, a helicopter slowly landed at the Civica Stadium in Milan. It walked out of Milan’s captain Baresi and other players, and finally the club’s 20th chairman Berlusconi.
Berlusconi said he is an AC Milan A diehard, he hopes to see AC Milan regain its glory, and believes that football is a sport that can bring people happiness.
Before that, Milan has not tasted the league championship for almost 10 years, and fell into Serie B twice in 1980 and 1982.
In 1986, Berlusconi introduced Van Basten; in the summer of 1987, he hired Sacchi, who was promoted to two consecutive levels by Parma, as the head coach and introduced Gullit; in 1988, AnchorageLotti and Rijkaard joined, and the Dutch three Musketeers were formed. The team won the first league championship in the Berlusconi era this season, and embarked on the first step of 10 years of glory.
Under the leadership of Sacchi, AC Milan won two Champions League titles in 1989 and 1990; after Capello took office, he led the team to win 1991-1992 and 1992 -1993, 1993-1994 Serie A titles for three consecutive seasons, and four years of Serie A five years, while creating an unbeaten record of 58 league rounds; 1994 Champions League final 4-0 victory over Barcelona, no two in the limelight.
The 1994 World Cup Italy’s starting lineup has up to 7 AC Milan players, and the four defenders are all from Milan, which is comparable to Barcelona in the future.The grand occasion in Spain. In the 1993-1994 season, Milan only scored 36 goals in 34 league rounds, but still won the league title because they only lost 15 goals. The defense line composed of Baresi, Maldini, Costacuta, Tassotti and Gali is a nightmare for any striker.
▲In the 1994 Champions League final, Maldini (center) defended Romario (right). Why is Maldini wearing size 6? At that time, the numbers were assigned to the starting players from 1 to 11. Serie A did not implement fixed numbers until the 1995-1996 season. Baresi suspended the game, and Maldini served as a central defender, so he wore the old captain's No. 6 jersey. Guardiola did not wear the No. 4 jersey he was accustomed to, but No. 3.
In 1992, Robert Baggio was sold to Juventus by Fiorentina. He refused to wear the Juventus scarf at the debut ceremony and refused to take a penalty kick in the away game against Fiorentina.
Later, Baggio said in his autobiography that it was because the opposing goalkeeper knew him, not because he didn’t want to score. But as a result, D'Agostini failed to take a penalty Scored, plus Baggio picked up a Fiorentina scarf when he was replaced, this is even more exciting for Juventus fans.
How to evaluate Baggio’s Serie A career? He was probably the most talented player in Serie A at the time-in the entire 1990s, only Baggio broke the transfer fee record and won the Ballon d'Or after playing for a full year in Serie A.of. Ronaldo joined Inter Milan in 1997 with a sky-high price of £19.5 million, and won the Golden Globe Award that year, but that was more dependent on his amazing performance in Barcelona.
But Baggio has not won many honors. His club career was even a bit bumpy, and he failed to do well in Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan. In the end, instead, there were dazzling performances in Bologna and Brescia. The 1993 UEFA Cup champion was his only European intercontinental champion. In 1995, Juventus broke Milan’s monopoly under Lippi’s leadership and regained the Serie A championship, but Baggio was injured and missed for 5 months that season. Luo's debut season.
After the season, Baggio rejected Juventus’s 50% pay cutThe request, and finally transferred to AC Milan. Manchester United and Blackburn have expressed interest. What would happen if Baggio went to Ferguson and partnered with Cantona, Beckham and Giggs?
▲Baccio and Lippi pay tribute, which is unimaginable today.
Star black hole
After the short-lived glory of the German Troika, Inter Milan fell into chaos until 1997, when they introduced the "alien" Ronaldo with a record transfer fee of 19.5 million pounds. Joining Inter Milan this summer, there is also a 21-year-old Uruguayan teenager named Alvaro Recoba. Because of his oriental face, he was called a "Chinese boy" in his hometown, and his transfer fee was US$3.4 million.
Ronaldo’s first game against newly promoted Brescia, in the 73rd minute, the 18-year-old Pirlo, who came off the bench from Brescia, picked the ball into the penalty area. 30-year-old Hubner He unloaded the ball with his right knee, turned and pulled his left foot through the gate guarded by Paliuka.
This is the first time that Hubner, who has been in the low-level league for many years, has played in Serie A. What a miraculous fate, he is also an Inter Milan fan and often imitated him when he was young Inter Milan's famous Altobelli, he wanted to play at the Meazza Stadium, but he did not expect to make his debut, but he penetrated the Inter goal.
In the face of desperation, Recoba stood up. In the 79th minute, he suddenly shot with his left foot outside the penalty area, the ballSuch as shells hitting the blind corner of Brescia goal.
In the 87th minute, it was Recoba again and Kim left foot. He took a free kick in front of the penalty area and ended up in a dead corner. This time, even Our goalkeeper Paliuca couldn't help but rushed to the front court to hug him. Morello knelt on one knee and wiped Recoba's sneakers to celebrate the action even more impressive.
Ronaldo’s debut set the stage for the genius Recoba. Like Inter Milan in the future, they introduced one star after another, from Ronaldo, Baggio to Vieri, but failed to achieve success. The 1990s was also the first 10 years in the history of Inter Milan that they failed to win the league championship.
Parma Youth Storm
The group photo of the 1999 UEFA Cup final is a portrayal of Parma’s glorious past. The photos include Buffon, Thuram, Fabio Cannavaro, Veron, Crespo and others.
It’s important to know that before Tafarrell joined Parma in Serie A in 1990, the team played for the first time in Serie A. Only one person on the team had experience in Serie A. There is no training field, training in a park, and in the following 10 years, they have entered the top six for 9 consecutive seasons.
After Tafarel , Zola and Asprira joined in succession. After Zola switched to Chelsea, Ancelotti introduced 21-year-old Crespo and Chiesa, and the team also includes Dino Baggio, Veron and Cana Varro, Buffon,Tulam.
In ten years, they have won two UEFA Cup titles (1995 and 1999), a European Cup Winners’ Cup (1993), a European Super League Cup champion (1993), two Italian Cup champions (1992, 1999) and one Italian Super Cup champion (1999).
The decline of Serie A
Juventus Si broke the Milan monopoly to win the Serie A championship in 1995, and reached the Champions League final in 1996-that was the beginning of their three consecutive seasons of Champions League finals.
However, they lost to Bordeaux, Dortmund and Real Madrid.Here, the finals lost three consecutive times.
Baggio left Juventus in 1995, and the young Piero took over. Zidane shined in the 1998 World Cup. He later said that his years in Juventus were his "launching pad" on the international stage.
However, Juventus and Serie A failed to retain Zidane, who joined Real Madrid in 2001. The Spaniards stole the limelight in Serie A in the early 2000s. In 2000, Florentino hired Barcelona captain Figo with a transfer fee of $54.5 million. Serie A fans have not yet realized what effect this has on them. After all, this summer, Milan also introduced Redondo, Juventus introduced Trezeguet, who scored the key goal in the European Cup final, and Lazio formed Crespo + Lopez.Combination of strikers, Rome introduced Emerson, Samuel and Batistuta.
But after a year, Real Madrid poached Zidane again, then Ronaldo, Florentino used the "superstar policy" money to make money, one a year Superstars have achieved great commercial success. After Serie A’s superstars have introduced superstars for several seasons, the corresponding commercial activities have not been promoted. As the parent company's mismanagement gradually fails to make ends meet, they have to rely on selling their head stars to survive. This summer, we can see stars such as Buffon and Nesta gradually being divided up by the three giants in the north, and the days of the Seven Serie A sisters are gone.
Throughout the 1990s, there were 30 European Championships in the three major European Cups, and Serie A clubs won 13 of them; 60 places in the finals,Serie A accounted for 25, set a world transfer fee record 6 times and won the Golden Globe 6 times. That was the last glory of Serie A, and it was also the best memory of a generation of watching football.