Originally an AC Milan youth product, Baresi went on to spend his entire 20-year professional career with Milan, making his Serie A debut at 17 on 23 April 1978
He had initially been rejected by the Internazionale youth team, who chose his brother Giuseppe instead
The two brothers ended up captaining their respective teams shortly after
The following season, he was made a member of the starting 11, winning the 1978–79 Serie A title, Milan's tenth
Won his first senior international cap in a 1984 UEFA Championship qualifying match against Romania
And is one of seven players to have achieved the rare feat of winning Gold, Silver and Bronze FIFA World Cup medals during his international career.
Baresi is regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all-time