Fabio Cannavaro reveals why AC Milan passed on him as a youngster – and later apologised to him

Fabio Cannavaro
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Fabio Cannavaro is widely lauded as one of the greatest defenders of his generation. 

The former Parma, Juventus and Real Madrid man won multiple titles across a glittering domestic career, as well as the World Cup with Italy in 2006. He remains the last defender to win the Ballon d'Or, which he achieved following the latter success.

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.

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