Denis / Dennis Irwin (one 'n' I think, but better safe than sorry), quiet, solid and indispensible to one superb Man U team after another.
Moreno Torricelli and Angelo Di Livio, both of Juventus and Fiorentina. The former possessed unnervingly intense eyes, the latter had the air of a diminutive street-fighter. Trap and Lippi rated them both, which is praise enough.
+1 on Dennis Irwin
On Fiorentina side, I also remember Nappi
Other players I liked:
- Bergueristain (Barcelona)
- Michael Laudrup (Barcelona/Real)
- Fernando Hierro (Real)
- Manfred Binz (Germany/Frankfurt)
- Goicoichea - Argentina's goalie - was on fire during the 90 WC
- Bruce Gobelaar (Liverpool and Zimbabwe NT); ah men, his antics during the final of CL
- Matthew Letissier (Southamptopn)
- Lee Sharpe (Manchester United) ... what could have been
Philippe Albert, centre-back who taught he was an attacker. He was always found lurking around the opponents box and he had great offensive skills. That chip over Schmeichel is nasty. Fantastic player.