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Facts about Francesco Totti

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In the world of football, some fewer players sacrifice progress and honor to loyalty to their team and fans. Probably one of the best examples is Francesco Totti, the former player and great legend of


. Roma, one of the greatest clubs in the world, has had numerous stars like Bruno Conti, Paulo Roberto Falcao, Giuseppe Signori, and Giorgio Chinaglia throughout its history, yet, none of them was greater than Francesco Totti, the former captain and the symbol of this Italian team. The man, born in 1976, became a captain in 1989.

Totti is known as a symbol of AS Roma because he has not left the club despite many offers from stronger and richer teams. The Gladiator has broken all records regarding goals and appearances.

Here are the most interesting

facts about Francesco Totti

you might want to know.

Facts you need to know about Francesco Totti

Let's take a look at the top facts about Francesco Totti. Facts like Francesco Totti birthday, wife, Instagram, which may be fascinating to football lovers.

Francesco Totti age and biography at point

  • Full Name:

    Francesco Totti

  • Nickname:

    The Golden Boy, The Eighth King of Rome, The Big Baby, The Captain, The Gladiator

  • Date of Birth:

    September 27, 1976

  • Age:

    44 years

  • Place of Birth:

    Rome, Italy

  • Nationality:


  • Height:

    1.80 m

  • Weight:

    80 kg

  • Father:

    Enzo Totti

  • Mother:

    Fiorella Totti

  • Wife:

    Ilary Blasi (married 2005)

  • Children:

    Chanel Totti, Cristian Totti, Isabel Totti

  • Occupation:

    Soccer player

  • Playing Position:


  • Club(s):

    A.S. Roma

  • Jersey/Kit Number:


  • Net Worth:

    $ 101.6 Million

Francesco Totti childhood

The first part of our article on

facts about Francesco Totti

is about his childhood.

Francesco Totti birthday

is on 27 September 1976 in Roma,


. His father, Enzo Totti, was a clerk, and his mother, Fiorella Totti, was a housewife. Unlike all children of the same age, who were keen on sitting in front of the TV kid's shows, Francesco was keen on watching football match-ups and consistently played football with young men. In the 1980s, AS Rome matches were not shown on television, so Totti could not see his favorite team matches. "We didn’t get to watch too many matches on television because even in Rome they weren’t always shown in the ’80s. But when I was seven years old, my father got tickets, and I finally got to see I Lupi, the Wolves, in the Stadio Olimpico," said Totti.

At the point when he was 8, the

Francesco Totti family

enrolled him in the youth team football, Fortitudo, and after a while, he joined Trastevere and Lodigiani.


Francesco Totti age

was 13, an

AC Milan

man indicated an interest in joining Totti to their team, yet Francesco Totti family, and especially his mother, declined the offer. "My mamma was the boss. She still is the boss. And she was rather attached to her boys, let’s say. Like any Italian mother, she was a little overprotective. She did not want me to leave home for fear that something might happen," said the Golden Boy.

Totti's father passed away due to COVID-19 on 12 October 2020 at the age of 76.

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Francesco Totti career stats

After reviewing

Francesco Totti childhood

, let's take a look at

Francesco Totti career stats

. One of the most important facts about Francesco Totti is his career stats.

On 28 March 1993, when he was 16, Totti made his debut for AS Roma's senior. The Gladiator said about his first appearance for AS Roma: "I did not know that I’d be making my debut for Roma at the Stadio Olimpico until 90 minutes before the match. I sat on the bus from our facility to the grounds, and my excitement just built up. Any peace I had from sleep the night before was gone. When I walked onto the pitch for the first match, I was overwhelmed with pride to play for my home. For my grandfather. For my family."

In the 1994-95 season, Totti scored four goals in 20 games for Roma and gradually became a regular player throughout the season. In the 2006-2007 season, Roma won Coppa Italia by beating Inter, and Totti scored 26 goals winning Serie A top scorer title as well as ESM European Golden Shoe.


In 2007,

Real Madrid

offered him € 200 million, but he declined. "Of course, there have been mistakes. And there was even a moment 12 years ago when I thought about leaving Roma for Real Madrid. When a very successful team, perhaps the strongest in the world, asks you to join, you start to think about what life might be like elsewhere. I had talks with the president of Roma, and that made a difference. But in the end, the talk I had with my family reminded me what life is about," Totti said.

The Eighth King of Rome, who has spent his entire career in the Giallorossi, won Serie A title one time, Coppa Italia title on two occasions, as well as Supercoppa Italiana two times.

Roberto Baggio said about the legend: “Totti has fought so much and has won each challenge. He has given everything, putting in love on and off the pitch. For all that he has achieved, he deserves all this satisfaction. He merits all the applause.”

His notable achievements at international levels:

  • FIFA World Cup (2006)

  • Mediterranean Games/Under-23 (1997)

  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship (1996)

The Captain individual achievements:

  • Guerin d'Oro (1998, 2004)

  • UEFA Euro 2000 Final (Man of the Match)

  • UEFA Euro 2000 (Team of the Tournament)

  • ESM Team of the Year (2001, 2004, 2007)

  • Serie A Goal of the Year (2005, 2006)

  • Serie A Top Scorer (2007)

  • European Golden Shoe (2007)

  • Golden Foot (2010)

  • Roma Hall of Fame (2017)

In 2017, Totti announced his retirement after 25 years with the Roma team.

The Roma's son said about his retirement: “I could still play half-an-hour and have my say on the pitch. I would never have retired. The games are the things you miss the most. You have to reinvent yourself, start all over again. It’s completely different being a director to a player.”

Francesco Totti Net worth & Salary

At this part, we will take a look at

Francesco Totti salary

and net worth, which is one of the fascinating facts about Francesco Totti.

Widely known as the Gladiator, Totti is one of the richest football players in the world. As of 2020,

Francesco Totti net worth

is estimated, at around $ 101.6 Million. Francesco Totti salary was going to be €600,000 per year as a technical director of AS Roma, but in 2019 he resigned from his role due to clashes with James Pallotta, the club president. Totti says that as long as James Pallotta is president, he does not even like to see the club training ground. "Look, as long as the situation is like this, I will not set foot in Trigoria. Every time I drop Cristian off for training, I stay outside the gate. Sometimes I sit in the car and feel like crying to think that after 30 years, I cannot even set foot in there now. I left, and that is that. I still have great friends, and they come outside the gate to say hello. Now and then, my son asks me to come in to watch him play, but I can’t do it. That would kill me,” the legend said.

Francesco Totti children & wife

One of the fascinating

facts about Francesco Totti

wife is her job. Ilary Blasi, who was born on 28 April 1981, is a TV presenter, model, and child actress. Ilary Blasi, 

Francesco Totti wife

, appeared in a TV commercial when she was only three years old. 

In 2003 the couple started dating, and in 2005 they got married; their wedding televised in 2005. The Golden Boy revealed that A hairless cat was about to end their marriage. “I was furious with my wife. She bought a hairless cat and called it Donna Paola," said the captain.

He continued: “It’s boiling. At night, it insists on sleeping inside our bed, next to our legs. She is a very affectionate cat but almost caused us to break up. Ilary wanted a cat at all costs, and I was adamant we shouldn’t. One day, she brought it home, because ultimately she makes all the decisions in this family. We did not speak for days, but in the end, I fell in love with the cat too.”

In the case of

Francesco Totti children

, you might know that the captain has three children. The couple welcomed their first child, Cristian, in 2005; two years later, Cristian became an older brother, and their second child was born. The couple, known as a 'Rome's Royal Family,' and the "Italian Beckhams," welcomed Isabel, their third child, On 10 March 2016.

Cristian, the legend son, plays for the Roma under-15 team.

Facts about Francesco Totti you did not know about

  • Francesco Totti nickname

Francesco Totti nickname was given to him by the AS Roma fans. The legend is widely known as the Golden Boy, the Eighth King of Rome, the Big Baby, the Captain, the Gladiator.

  • Francesco Totti Instagram

The Captain is one of the footballers who actives on Instagram.

Francesco Totti Instagram account

has approximately 3.8 million followers. He shares around 186 posts on his Instagram.

  • Francesco Totti tattoo

One of the interesting facts about the Totti tattoo is that the legend has three tattoos on his body. He tattooed a letter I and F on his right forearm. Also, Totti tattooed Stephany, his wife's middle name, on the left forearm. He also has one more tattoo, a gladiator on his right overarm.

  •  Francesco Totti height

 Francesco Totti height is 1.80m, and also his weight is 80 kg.

Francesco Totti quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on facts about Francesco Totti is a look back at his most controversial quotes.

On his mother's role in his success


She helped my career in so many ways. Yes, she was protective — She still is! — but she made so many sacrifices to make sure I was on the pitch every day. I know those early years were hard on her. It was my mother who drove me to practice. Outside the grounds, she’d wait for me. She’d wait for two, three, sometimes four hours while I trained. She’d wait in the rain, in the cold, it didn’t matter. She waited so I could have my dream


On wearing only, the Roma shirt


I am fortunate to have only worn one shirt in my career. It is fundamental to me. It is something I have always wanted: to be one of these few who wear only one shirt - a fan and a player of the same team.


On his grandfather gift

"I, unfortunately, did not get to know my grandfather because he died when I was a little boy. But he left me with a great gift. Lucky for me, my grandfather Gianluca was a massive Roma fan, and he passed that love down to my father, who then passed it on to my brother and me. Our love for Roma was something we carried on. Roma was more than a football club. It was part of our family, our blood, our souls


On his career

"To the children of yesterday, who have grown up and become parents, and to the children of today, who perhaps shout 'Tottigol,' I'd like to think that, for you, my career has become a fairytale for you to pass on."


On his retirement


The end of my playing career was May 28, 2017. That, for me, was a historic day. I'll carry it with me forever. It will be hard to explain to people the feelings and emotions I felt that day."

Francesco Totti transfer market

One of the most important facts about Francesco Totti is his transfer market. According to the

Francesco Totti transfer market,

he has played a total of 785 games for the Italian club. The Eighth King of Rome has broken all records in terms of goals and appearances. He has scored 307 goals and provided 183 assists for his teammates. The legend is the all-time top goalscorer in AS Roma history.

On the international level, Francesco Totti has scored 9 goals in 58 games for Italy.

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