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BT Sport’s ‘Serie A Team Of The 90s’ Has Some Very High-Profile Omissions

16 Sep 2000: Roberto Baggio of Brescia (left) and Alessandro Del Piero of Juventus (right) talk before the start of the match during his debut in the Coppa Italia first leg match between Brescia and Juventus played in Brescia. The Match finished a 0-0 draw. Mandatory Credit: Grazia Neri/ALLSPORT

As part of their celebration of 90’s Italian football this week, BT Sport conducted a social media poll to determine the best eleven from Calcio’s golden decade.

Twitter users were invited to vote on each position, having been given a number of options for each, and the result has seen a formidable ‘who’s who’ of the world of football make the cut in the selection.

However, the team picked has also been met with its fair share of controversy as, on the face of it, some of the options won out simply down to the fact that they were the overall better players rather than the impact that they would have had in Serie A football in the 90s.

Arguably the biggest example of this would be up front. Ronaldo, while a phenomenal player who scored 42 goals in 58 league games for Inter at the tail-end of the decade, won out ahead of Roberto Baggio, a star talent for virtually the entire decade and at one time was the poster-boy for Italian football.

At the back, meanwhile, Milan legend Franco Baresi was somehow also left out of the eleven, with (admittedly brilliant) pairing of Alessandro Nesta and Fabio Cannavaro selected ahead of him.

Others such as Pippo Inzaghi, Gabirel Batistuta, Gianluca Pagliuca, Demetrio Albertini and Marco van Basten can also consider themselves unlucky to have missed out, but a game of opinions was always likely to throw up its fair share of controversy.

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