Angelo di Livio was a football midfielder and defender. He played for several Italian clubs in Serie A throughout his career, coming to prominence with Juventus, where he won several domestic and international titles. At international level he also played for the Italian national side in two FIFA World Cups and two UEFA European Football Championships, reaching the final of UEFA Euro 2000. During his playing career he was known as “soldatino” (little soldier) or soldatino Di Livio, a nickname his Juventus teammate Roberto Baggio gave him because of Di Livio’s characteristic way of running up and down the flank. A quick, experienced, combative, reliable, and tactically versatile player, Di Livio was usually deployed on the wing, and was capable of playing on either flank, as a wide midfielder, or as a full-back or wing-back; he was also capable of playing in the centre, as a defensive midfielder. Although he was not the most naturally talented footballer, he was a highly consistent player, who was known for his pace, stamina, work-rate, strength, tenacity, man-marking, and crossing accuracy, as well as his ability to make attacking runs down the flank, which enabled him to have a successful career.