Former Italy Footballer Roberto Baggio Robbed At Gunpoint At Home

(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Published: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 3:59 PM

Former Italy international Roberto Baggio was assaulted and robbed at gunpoint at his home in northern Italy while watching his country's match against Spain in the Euro 2024 tournament on Thursday, local Police said.

Burglars broke into Baggio's house near Vicenza, hit him on the head with a gun butt and locked him and his family in a room while they stole jewellery, watches and cash, daily Il Corriere della Sera reported. It said he suffered a deep wound.

"Luckily, the violence I suffered only resulted in a few stitches, bruises and a lot of fear. Now it is to overcome the fear," Baggio was quoted as saying by Italian news agency ANSA.

Stay up to date with the latest news. Follow KT on WhatsApp Channels.

Baggio, 57, played for clubs including Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan. He also played 56 times for Italy, scoring 27 goals, and is widely seen as one of his country's all-time greats.

After the robbery, Baggio, widely known as the "divine ponytail", was treated at a local hospital where he received stitches for the head wound, Italian media reported.

Italy lost to Spain 1-0 on Thursday and now must avoid defeat by Croatia to guarantee progression in the tournament.


  • Euro 2024: Dubai-based Indian fan swaps cricket for football carnival in Germany
  • Dominant Spain brush past Italy to reach Euro 2024 knockouts


Khaleej Times

Legal Disclaimer:
MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.