Francesco Totti, Javier Zanetti and Max Allegri are among the names inducted into Italian football’s Hall of Fame for 2018.
Every year since 2011, 10 names have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in the categories of Italian player, foreign player, Italian Coach, Italian director, referee, Italian veteran and female Italian player.
There is also an ‘In Memoriam’ category to remember iconic figures such as Valentino Mazzola, Artemio Franchi and Cesare Maldini.
However, the latest roll call sees 11 added with two new awards – one in honour of deceased Fiorentina captain Davide Astori and the other a ‘special’ accolade reserved for legendary journalist Gianni Brera, who coined phrases such as ‘libero’.
Totti is recognised for his services to Roma, playing 786 times for the Giallorossi, scoring 307 goals and winning a Scudetto in 2001, as well as the World Cup with Italy seven years later.
Zanetti made 856 appearances for Inter, lifting five Serie A titles and the Champions League, while Allegri has led Juventus to four Scudetti and as many Coppa Italia, as well as being crowned a League champion with Milan in 2011.
Other winners are Fiorentina legend Giancarlo Antognoni (veterans), former Bari owner Antonio Matarrese (Italian directors), retired referee Nicola Rizzoli (referees), Italy women’s CT Milena Bertolini (Female Italian players), ex-Roma striker Amedeo Amadei and pioneer of the sweeper, Gipo Viani (in memoriam).
The 11 will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony in May.
Italian players: Roberto Baggio (2011), Paolo Maldini (2012), Franco Baresi (2013), Fabio Cannavaro (2014), Gianluca Vialli (2015), Giuseppe Bergomi (2016), Alessandro Del Piero (2017), Francesco Totti (2018)
Foreign players: Michel Platini (2011), Marco Van Basten (2012), Gabriel Batistuta (2013), Diego Armando Maradona (2014), Ronaldo (2015), Paulo Roberto Falcão (2016), Ruud Gullit (2017), Javier Zanetti (2018)
Italian Coaches: Arrigo Sacchi (2011), Marcello Lippi (2011), Giovanni Trapattoni (2012), Fabio Capello (2013), Carlo Ancelotti (2014), Roberto Mancini (2015), Claudio Ranieri (2016), Osvaldo Bagnoli (2017), Max Allegri (2018)
Italian directors: Adriano Galliani (2011), Giampiero Boniperti (2012), Massimo Moratti (2013), Giuseppe Marotta (2014), Corrado Ferlaino (2015), Silvio Berlusconi (2016), Sergio Campana (2017), Antonio Matarrese (2018)
Referees: Pierluigi Collina (2011), Luigi Agnolin (2012), Paolo Casarin (2012), Cesare Gussoni (2013), Sergio Gonella (2013), Stefano Braschi (2014), Roberto Rosetti (2015), Nicola Rizzoli (2018)
Veterans: Gigi Riva (2011), Dino Zoff (2012), Gianni Rivera (2013), Sandro Mazzola (2014), Marco Tardelli (2015), Paolo Rossi (2016), Bruno Conti (2017), Giancarlo Antognoni (2018)
Female Italian players: Carolina Morace (2014), Patrizia Panico (2015), Melania Gabbiadini (2016), Elisabetta Vignotto (2017), Milena Bertolini (2018
In memoriam: Giovanni Ferrari, Giuseppe Meazza, Silvio Piola, Gaetano Scirea, Enzo Bearzot, Fulvio Bernardini, Vittorio Pozzo, Ferruccio Valcareggi, Ottorino Barassi, Artemio Franchi, Giovanni Mauro (2011), Valentino Mazzola, Angelo Schiavio, Nereo Rocco, Concetto Lo Bello (2012), Eraldo Monzeglio (2013), Ferruccio Novo, Carlo Carcano, Giacomo Bulgarelli (2014), Giacinto Facchetti, Helenio Herrera, Umberto Agnelli (2015), Nils Liedholm, Giulio Campanati, Cesare Maldini (2016), Stefano Farina, Italo Allodi, Renato Dall’Ara, Arpad Weisz (2017), Gipo Viani, Amedeo Amadei (2018)
Special award: Gianni Brera (2018)