One of the best Italian soccer players of all-time, scored 27 goals in 56 appearances for Team Italy from 1988 to 2004; spent his club career with seven different teams, most notably Fiorentina, Juventus, Milan and Internazionale.
During his youth career, he scored 6 goals in a game to earn the attention of Vicenza scouts; he made his professional debut for Vicenza in 1982.
In 1993, he was voted the FIFA World Player of the Year.
He married Andreina Fabbri in 1993.
He played alongside Paolo Maldini on the Italian national team from 1988 to 2002.