Thursday October 31 2013
Baresi and Batistuta in Hall of Fame

Franco Baresi, Gabriel Batistuta, Fabio Capello and Massimo Moratti are among the new entries to the Italian Football Hall of Fame.

The nominations were chosen by a committee of journalists for the Federation’s Museum of Calcio.

The full list of entries are Baresi (Italian Player), Batistuta (Foreign Player), Capello (Italian Coach), Moratti (Italian Director), Cesare Gussoni and Sergio Gonnella (Italian Referees), Gianni Rivera (Italian Veteran) and Eraldo Monzeglio (Memorial Trophy).

The timing is particularly special for Moratti, who could step down as Inter President next month after selling 70 per cent of the club to Indonesian investor Erick Thohir.

The protagonists will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony on December 2 in Florence.

The Hall of Fame was created in December 2011 to celebrate the most representative and emblematic figures of Italian football.

Already inducted are the likes of Michel Platini, Paolo Maldini, Marco Van Basten, Roberto Baggio, Marcello Lippi, Arrigo Sacchi, Giovanni Trapattoni, Dino Zoff and Gigi Riva.

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