Roberto Baggio : biography
|Italy national team|
World Cup goals
|1.||1990-06-19||Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy||TCH}}||2 – 0||2–0||1990||Group Stage|
|2.||1990-07-07||Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy||ENG}}||1 – 0||2–1||1990||Third place match|
|3.||1994-07-05||Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, United States||NGA}}||1 – 1||2–1||1994||Round of 16|
|4.||1994-07-05||Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, United States||NGA}}||1 – 2||2–1||1994||Round of 16|
|5.||1994-07-09||Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, United States||ESP}}||2 – 1||2–1||1994||Quarter-Final|
|6.||1994-07-13||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||BUL}}||1 – 0||2–1||1994||Semi-Final|
|7.||1994-07-13||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||BUL}}||2 – 0||2–1||1994||Semi-Final|
|8.||1998-06-11||Stade du Parc Lescure, Bordeaux, France||CHI}}||2 – 2||2–2||1998||Group Stage|
|9.||1998-06-23||Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France||AUT}}||2 – 0||2–1||1998||Group Stage|
Baggio played in 16 World Cup matches for Italy. Ireland is the only team against which Baggio played more than once in his 16 games of FIFA World Cup play. He is the highest Italian goalscorer of all-time in the World Cup, with 9 goals from 16 appearances (along with Rossi and Vieri). Baggio is currently the only Italian to have scored in three World Cups. Baggio has scored 87 percent of his penalties in Serie A and International football, scoring 108 out of 122 penalties, more than any other player in Italian football history. 4 of his 14 missed penalties were then scored by Baggio on rebounds.
When Baggio was in the national team, Italy always left the World Cup at penalties: in 1990 against Argentina, in 1994 against Brazil, and in 1998 against France. Therefore, in the 16 world cup matches he played, Italy lost only one, which was Italy’s opening game of USA 94 against Ireland.
Baggio is currently the 6th highest goalscorer of all-time in Serie A with 205 goals, having been surpassed by Francesco Totti in 2011 after he had occupied the 5th spot for almost 8 seasons. He has also assisted over 113 goals in Serie A. He is the joint 4th highest scoring Italian in all competitions, behind Alessandro Del Piero, Giuseppe Meazza and Silvio Piola, with 318 goals. He is also the joint 4th highest goal scorer for the Italian National Team, along with Alessandro Del Piero, with 27 goals.