On March 28, 1993, Totti made his debut for Roma.
It is a game that would otherwise be resigned to the vast archive of history, a regulation 2-0 away victory over Brescia in a season where Roma were heading inexorably for a forgettable mid-table finish.
Instead, coach Vujadin Boskov’s decision to call upon the 16-year-old sitting at the end of his substitutes bench, introducing him to the action for the final three minutes, ensured the game would always hold a special place in Roma history.
That 16-year-old was Francesco Totti, and Brescia’s Stadio Mario Rigamonti thus became the venue for the opening chapter in a career that would take the teenager to football's summit.
778 games and 307 goals (and counting) for the Giallorossi have followed, in 24 years of sustained excellence.
He spent the whole career at Roma, until his retirement in 2017.