Club: AC Milan
Growth Type: Standard/Lasting
Alessandro Nesta is widely considered to be one of the greatest defenders in the world during the 00s Winning the Serie A defender of the year nearly every season in the early 00's. He was known for his talent when dealing opponent attackers combining decent speed/agility with intelligence and excellent anticipation, but also for being unlucky with injuries. This included one that forced him to miss the 2006 world cup and for the whole 2008-2009 Serie A season . Nesta started his well-known in career as sweeper with Lazio which he was a valuable asset of the club playing with them for a decade before transferring to AC Milan. His best year was probably in the year 2000 which he was voted in top 10 both Ballon D’or and FIFA world player of the year.
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