Roberto Baggio Hospitalised After Violent Attack and Robbery by Armed Thugs

PARMA, Italy – Italian football icon Roberto Baggio was hospitalized following a terrifying encounter with armed assailants who attacked and robbed him at his home. The incident occurred on Thursday night while Baggio was engrossed in Italy’s match against Spain at Euro 2024.

Reports suggest that the former striker, now 57, bravely attempted to defend himself against five intruders who forcibly entered his residence. Despite his efforts, Baggio and his family were ultimately subdued and confined to a closet while the robbers looted watches and jewelry from the premises.

Baggio sustained injuries during the altercation, necessitating medical attention and stitches at a local hospital. Law enforcement has launched an investigation into the attack, aiming to apprehend and bring justice to the perpetrators.

A revered figure in Italian football, Baggio enjoyed a storied career playing for renowned clubs such as Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan. His accolades include two Serie A titles and notable achievements like his instrumental role in Juventus’s UEFA Cup triumph in 1993.

That same year, Baggio garnered acclaim as the FIFA World Player of the Year and earned the prestigious Ballon d’Or award. His enduring legacy in the sport remains unblemished despite the harrowing ordeal he faced at the hands of criminals.