1. Andrea Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo is arguably the best midfielder in the history of Italian football. He started his career in Brescia, before joining Inter in 1998.
However, he was not considered a player who could give much to the team and was loaned out to Reggina and back to Brescia, before he was finally snapped by their rival neighbours in 2001.
— Andrea Pirlo (@Pirlo_official) February 13, 2019
It was Carlo Ancelotti who recognised Pirlo’s talent and deployed the player to the deep-lying playmaker role, where he matured and developed into a world-class midfielder.
Piro played 401 games in the 10 years at the San Siro, winning two Scudetti and two Champions League titles.