Francesco Totti is a former Italian professional footballer who played for Roma and the Italy national team. He is often referred to as Er Bimbo de Oro (The Golden Boy), L'Ottavo Re di Roma (The Eighth King of Rome), Er Pupone (The Big Baby), Il Capitano (The Captain), and Il Gladiatore (The Gladiator) by the Italian sports media. He played primarily as an attacking midfielder or second striker, but could also play as a lone striker or winger.
Totti spent his entire career at Roma, winning a Serie A title, two Coppa Italia titles, and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. At his retirement, he was the second-highest scorer of all time in Italian league history with 250 goals, and the sixth-highest scoring Italian in all competitions with 316 goals. He retired as the top goalscorer and the most capped player in the club's history, holding the record for the most goals scored in Serie A while playing for a single club and also the record for the youngest club captain in the history of Serie A.
A creative offensive playmaker renowned for his vision, technique, and goalscoring ability, Totti is considered to be one of the greatest Italian players of all time and one of the most talented players of his generation and Roma's greatest ever player. Upon retirement, he won a record eleven Oscar del Calcio awards from the Italian Footballers' Association: five Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year awards, two Serie A Footballer of the Year awards, two Serie A Goal of the Year awards, one Serie A Goalscorer of the Year award, and one Serie A Young Footballer of the Year award.
In 2017, Totti was awarded the Player's Career Award and the UEFA President's Award.