Before going on to become one of Italyâ€™s best known coaches, Giovanni Trapattoni, or "Il Trap", for which he became known, was a fine player for Milan in the 1960s. Whilst he could play as a defensive midfielder or a central defender, weâ€™ve included him in our list of best defenders because of his expertise in man-marking. He became renowned for the role in big games against the biggest talents, most memorably the 1963 European Cup final triumph over Benfica, when he did a job on the great Eusebio, shadowing him in the second half to nullify the striker's threat as Milan claimed their first European Cup title.
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