Behold The Martian (wearing sandals and Bermuda shorts)

He had all the characteristics of the greatest according to Marcello Lippi. Gianluca Vialli said he was the best player he had ever seen. While coach Renzo Ulivieri, who also worked with Roberto Baggio and Roberto Mancini, thought Chiorri had the most out of all three.

But who was Alviero Chiorri? And why did they call him Il Marziano?


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