For Roma fans, Francesco Totti is the symbol of the Giallorossi, Roma icon. He is even a football icon, the world’s most loyal player of all time. Here are 7 fascinating facts about Francesco Totti.
7. Totti was set to join Lazio as young, his mother turned it down
Had things taken a different turn, Totti could have actually have been featuring in a Lazio kit. When he was a child, his then-youth team actually had an agreement in hand to sell him to Lazio. But a Giallorossi youth coach, Gildo Giannini, convinced the Tottis to let their son sign up with the Lupi (Roma).
6. Most penalties scored in Serie A
Roma’s most famous player also has another record. Totti has scored most goals from a penalty kick. He scored 71 penalties.
5. He came off the bench to score two goals, at the age of 39
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Totti’s brace against Torino on April 20th was the first time in his 24 seasons as a professional that he has netted two goals coming off the bench. And this is at the age of 39.