All Franco Baresi wanted to do was follow in his brother's footsteps. However, when he had a trial with Giuseppe's club, Inter, he was rejected for being too small.
"They said, 'Well, come back next year.' But my coach took me to Milan, and there I was accepted, although it took a couple of trials.
"They were worried about my size, that I wouldn't grow much, or toughen up. I was only 14 at the time."
Milan nonetheless decided to sign Baresi and they were rewarded for doing so.
He both grew up and toughened up as he developed into arguably the most ruthless and intelligent defender the game has ever seen, the cornerstone of the great Milan side of Arrigo Sacchi.