Silvio Piola played all over Italy, from the 1920s until the '50s. He scored 274 league goals in a club career that included stints at Pro Vercelli, Lazio and Juventus. But nowadays, he's most famous for being the only man standing in the way of Francesco Totti becoming Serie A's all-time goalscorer.
That Roma's Totti has overhauled all but one player in the history of Serie A says more than this article ever could. The No.10 spent most of his career in midfield, and all of it at the one club which has seen its share of highs and lows.
Throughout it all, the Rome-born fantasista has been a rock in the Roma squad. And having spent a career scoring goals like this one, has earned the admiration and affection of football fans around the peninsula. There will probably never be another like him, but over the last 20 years Serie A has had more than its fair share of special players.
Here's a look at some of the most memorable. This isn't a ranking—it's a celebration of Serie A's biggest stars.