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    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi

    1613 points
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    Lionel Messi

    1613 points

    Lionel Messi (born on June 24th 1987) is an Argentinian soccer player who also has the Spanish

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    citizenship. He has developed his career in F.C. Barcelona.

    Born in Rosario (Argentina) in a humble family of Italian descent, Messi began playing soccer at age 5 in the team of his neighborhood, Grandoli. He took turn between this team and Central Cordoba, until in 1995 he started training with the junior teams of Newell’s Old Boys.

    After seeing his performance in Argentina, Barça recruited him an opportunity in its quarry and offered to pay for the expensive medical treatment he needed for his growth hormone deficit he was diagnosed with, if he agreed to move to Spain.

    After moving with his family when he was 13 years old, Loinel Messi began playing in F.C Barcelona youth system. He was soon upgraded to higher teams and finally had his debut, in an unofficial match, in premier league in 2003 at age 16. A year later he played in an official match against R.C.D. Español.

    His skills playing in the Barça lead him to the list of the most prestigious players in the globe. His rise made many journalists, coaches and other players talk about him as one of the best player in History. This prestige has been translated into several awards for his individual talent, such as four Golden Balls and three Golden Boots.

    Having the dual citizenship, Me3ssi could decide in which National Team he wanted to join in international tournaments, choosing in 2004 his country of birth, Argentina. With this team, Messi has played in two World Cups, two America`s Cup and the Olympic Games, where he won a gold medal.


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    - Messi was recruited by FCB because of a video.
    - "Mecci" is the name he had when Argentina selected him.
    - Messi was asked to play for Spain but he chose to wait for the call from Argentina.
    - Messi signed his first contract with Barcelona on a used napkin.

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  2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    1416 points

    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a soccer player from Portugal who plays as forward for Real

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    Madrid, also he's Portugal national team's captain. It's been said that he's the most expensive soccer player. The numbers are clear, when he left Manchester United to join Real Madrid in 2009, the spanish team paid £80 million (€94 million/$131.6 million). Also, currently Ronaldo is paid 21 million euros per year in Real Madrid, which makes him the best paid football player in the world.

    When he played in England, he won all four main PFA and FWA awards in 2007, being the first player who did it. A year later and in 2013, Ronaldo got FIFA's Ballon d'Or award, which it's given to the best football player in the world. He's Portugal's top goalscorer of all time.
    Also, he obtained the European Golden Shoe in 2008 and 2011. In 2008, he was FIFA's World Player of the Year, FIFPro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, and the Onze d'Or.

    With his National team he took part in five major tournaments: UEFA Euro 2004, FIFA World Cup in 2006 , UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.


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    - Cristiano Ronaldo never wanted the number 7 shirt.
    - Cristiano Ronaldo was diagnosed with racing heart when he was 15.
    - He wasn't good enough for Liverpool.
    - Cristiano Ronaldo was expelled from school for throwing a chair at teacher.

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  3. Xavier Hernández Creus

    503 points

    Date of Birth: 1980-01-25 Place of birth: Terrassa, Barcelona Xavi Hernandez is one of the most loved

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    players of FC Barcelona and of the Spanish national football team. Ever since 1998 he belongs to the group of first division Barça, being a veteran of the Catalans. He is one of the best midfielders in its history, winning seven Spanish leagues six Super Cups Spain and two Spanish Cups. Aside from the international cups, he also has many titles: UEFA European Under-17 World Cup FIFA U-20 three Champions Leagues, two European Championships, two European Super Cups, two World Club and World Cup Soccer South Africa. Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Team: FC Barcelona Position: Midfielder

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  4. Andrés Iniesta

    462 points

    Andrés Iniesta (born on May 11th 1984) is a Spanish soccer player from Fuentealbilla, Albacete.

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    early years he trained in the junior categories of the Albacete Balompié, which he joined when he was 8 years old. F.C Barcelona placed eyes on him and recruited him in 1996 after his performance in Brunete’s National Juvenile Tournament.

    After spending a few years in quarry and two seasons as a Barcelona B player, Dutch coach Louis van Gaal upgraded him to the first team, where he had his debut in season 2002/2003. Two seasons later, young Iniesta was already an official player of the Barça, becoming in his first year as part of the team, along with Eto’o, the figure that played more matches. Iniesta’s importance in Futbol Club Barcelona has growth over the years. In 2008 he becomes team captain.

    Regarding his role in the National Team, Iniesta has been a key player since he was first selected in the sub-16 and sub-19 categories. Later on, Luis Aragonés asked him to be part of the Official National Team in 2006. His relevance in the national team has been rising ever since then, being the the only player performing in al matches of the Euro 2008 Champisonship, a tournament in which the Spanish team AKA ‘la roja’ beat rivals and became champion. His top moment on the National Team was the goal he scored in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which would take Spain to the victory. He dedicated this goal to deceased Dani Jarque.


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    - Iniesta has his own street in his home town, Fuentealbilla
    - Andrés admits he hates flying
    - Iniesta saved his former club Albacete from relegation into the 4th division by paying €240,000

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  5. Radamel Falcao García

    409 points

    El delantero colombiano, Radamel Falcao, el Tigre, es el killer del Atlético de Madrid que ha hecho

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    olvidar al Kun Agüero en la afición colchonera. En su primer año de rojiblanco ha ganado la UEFA Europa League con goles decisivos en la final y la Supercopa de Europa, también con una gran actuación. Anotó con el Atlético de Madrid un total de 24 goles en Liga y 12 en la UEFA Europa League. Esta temporada también ha arrancado con fuerza.

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  6. Iker Casillas

    265 points

    Iker Casillas (born on May 20th 1981) is a Spanish soccer player that has developed his career as Real

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    Madrid goalkeeper.
    Casillas began his career in Real Madrid playing in the youth system when he was only 9 years old, in season 1990/1991.

    After scaling positions in the club, he had his debut in the Premier League team at age 15. In that season he also selected to play his first international match: Rosenborg – Real Madrid.

    Two seasons later, he was already starting goalkeeper of the team, a position where he has lived all Real Madrid victories in the last years: five League Championships, four Spanish Super Cups, two King’s Cups, two Champions League and one Europe League.

    He has also performed as goalkeeper for the Spanish National Team, winning two Europe Leagues and a World Cup (South Africa 2010).

    Regarding his personal life, he began dating sports journalist Sara Carbonero in 2010. The couple has a child named Martin.

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  7. Neymar da Silva

    224 points

    Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (born 5 February 1992) is a Brazilian footballer of São Paulo. He plays

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    in the F. C. Barcelona. He is famous for his acceleration, speed, dribbling skills, technique and finishing. His playing style has given him numerous accolades and criticism from fans, media and professionals, who have been considered one of the best footballers of his generation, becoming nominated twice for the Golden Ball and Puskás Award winning in 2011.'s June 3, 2013 as a new player signing for FC Barcelona, ​​FC Santos leaving. Before joining, Brazil won the Confederations Cup and was named the MVP of the tournament.


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    - He nearly joined Real Madrid when he was 14.
    - West Ham was the first club to make a bid for Neymar.
    - Neymar is the only brazilian athlete to be on the cover of TIME Magazine.
    - He scored his 100th professional goal on his 20th birthday.

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  8. Karim Benzema

    154 points

    Karim Benzema, futbolista francés de Lyon, nació el 19 de diciembre de 1987.
    Es la estrellita

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    futbolística y la esperanza de Francia. Un delantero de muy buenas condiciones, que esta en la mira de los principales equipos de Europa para la próxima temporada, aunque ya renovó contrato con el Lyon.

    Buen jugador que surgió de “Gones”, sobrenombre a las inferiores del Lyon, donde tuvo excelentes rendimientos y salió campeón. Debutó en la primera división del Olympique Lyonnais de la mano del entrenador francés Paul Le Guen en 2004, donde en la primera época no consiguió muchos minutos de juego.
    Su primer tanto llegó en su primer encuentro a nivel internacional. Fue en 2005 ante Rosenborg de Noruega por la Liga de Campeones. Luego se consagró campeón de la temporada 04-05, 05-06 y 06-07.

    Un delantero que poco a poco se fue ganando un lugar en el primer equipo del multicampeón galo, donde tiene excelentes compañeros como Juninho Pernambucano y el también francés Hatem Ben Arfa.

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  9. Wayne Mark Rooney

    136 points

    Wayne Rooney is an british footballer born in Liverpool on October 24, 1985. He currently plays for

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    Manchester United competing in the Premier League. His position in the field is forward possibly one of the best in the world.

    When he was only 10 years old Rooney joined the youth team of Everton FC. It was not until 2002 when he made his debut in the team where he grew up. He played for two seasons until the Manchester United signed him for £ 25.6 million. He has won ten national titles, five Premier League, three Community Shield and two League Cups. With the british football team has been able to play two World Cups and two European Championships. At Euro 2004 he became the youngest to score a goal in this competition footballer.

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  10. Cesc Fàbregas

    133 points

    Francesc Fabregas (born May 4, 1987 ) is a Spanish footballer who has played in various positions on the

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    Arsenal and FC Barcelona. After going through the ranks of Mataró and Barcelona , Cesc was persuaded by thinking that the Arsenal would have better opportunities than the Catalonian club, and shortly after his move , he made his first team debut in a match against Rotherham United. After winning the title, Fàbregas became one of the main stars of the Premier League , coming to get the captaincy of Arsenal in the 2008/2009 season. In August 2011 the Catalan became one of the signings of the season for the club , helping the club FC Barcelona to win two Super Spain , a whole league , one Spanish Cup , one European Super Cup and Club World Cup. Fàbregas is also a leading member of the Spanish national team , with whom he has won two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup of South Africa.

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  11. Gareth Bale

    92 points

    Gareth Frank Bale, más conocido como Bale, nació el 16 de julio de 1989 en Cardiff, Gales. Bale es un

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    futbolista profesional del Real Madrid C.F de Primera División.

    Bale debutó en el Southampton Football Club el 17 de abril de 2006, cuando apenas contaba con 16 años, lo que le convirtió en el segundo debutante más novato en la historia del club. Con una espectacular temporada se ganó el premio Carwyn James, que entrega la BBC de Gales, para Mejor Jugador Joven del año 2006.

    En mayo de 2007 se produjo su traspaso al Tottenham Hotspur F. C. Tras una temporada espectacular, 1 goles y 17 asistencias, el galés se vistió de blanco en septiembre de 2013.

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  12. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    87 points

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic es un futbolista sueco que nació en Malmo el 3 de octubre de 1981. A los ocho años

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    comenzó a jugar al fútbol en equipos de categorías amateur, siete años más tarde quiso dejar el fútbol pero fue convencido por un agente para que continuase.
    Dejó sus estudios para centrarse por completo en su carrera. Fue fichado por su club natal el Malmo FF en 1996. En el 2000 el Arsenal intentó fichar a Ibrahimovic pero el Ajax Ámsterdam se adelantó.
    Con el club consiguió dos Eredivisie, una Copa y una Supercopa del país. Tras los éxitos obtenidos su carrera fue en ascenso. Ibrahimovic ficharía en 2004 después por la Juventus FC, por la Internazionale en 2006 donde fue seleccionado como Mejor Jugador y Mejor Jugador Extranjero.
    En 2009 pasó a ser jugador del F.C Barcelona, pero dos años más tarde fue cedido al AC Milan. Su gran técnica, sus recursos y su estatura le hacen ser un jugador decisivo a la hora de proteger el balón y jugar de espaldas a las portería rival.

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    Nibo, Ibra, Ibra Supremacy, Ibracadabra, Il Genio,Zíngaro

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  13. Sergio Ramos

    83 points

    Sergio Ramos García (born on March 30th 1986) is a Spanish soccer player known for his performance in

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    Sevilla Futbol Club and Real Madrid.

    He started in his town soccer club, Camas (Seville), but son entered the Sevilla FC quarry playing in junior categories until his debut in Premier League with the Andalusian team in season 2003/2004. After two promising seasons, Real Madrid recruited him for €26 million, becoming so far the most expensive transfer of a player his age.

    This young player (19 years old at his arrival) grew his relevance in the team, becoming second captain and developing that role in absence of the first captain Iker Casillas. His versatility has made him a key figure in Real Madrid, playing in the following season both as right-back and center-back.

    He was selected to play in the Spanish National Team when he was only 18 years old. He played in the Euro 2004 under-19 Championship (in 2008 and 2012) and South Africa World Cup 2010. Seven Leagues with Real Madrid must be added to all his titles.

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  14. Ronaldinho

    71 points

    Fecha de nacimiento:
    1980-03-21

    Lugar de nacimiento:
    Porto Alegre

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    Futbolista

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    Ronaldo de Assis Moreira conocido en el mundo como Ronaldinho Gaúcho o solo como Ronaldinho es un futbolista brasileño que nació en Porto Alegre.
    Ha jugado en uno de los mejores equipos europeos como el FC Barcelona y el AC Milán. Fue nombrado como el mejor futbolista de la década 2000-2010 por la revista World Soccer.
    Juega en el Clube de Regatas do Flamengo en la liga del Campeonato Brasileño de Serie A.

    Apodos:
    Dinho, Ronnie, Ronaldinho Gaúcho

    Sexo:
    masculino

    Altura:
    1,82 cm

    Peso:
    80 Kg

    Equipo:
    Flamengo

    Posición:
    Mediapunta

    Número:
    10

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  15. David Silva

    59 points

    Date of Birth: 1986-01-08 Place of Birth: Arguineguin , Gran Canaria, Spain David Silva David Silva is

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    one of the stars of the football team of Spain . His position is an attacking midfielder, acting toes or end depending on the needs of the team. When he was a teenager the Valencia FC gave him the eye and signed him until the age of 17 when he was given to the SD Eibar and the Celta a year later . However, in the 2006/2007 season the Valencia realized its potential and made ​​his debut in the first team . The summer of 2010 was a big change for his move to English Premier League , Manchester 's hand . The following season the team was crowned champions of the Premier League , as in the 2013/2014 season. With the selection , has already participated in two European Championships and the World Cup in which Spain has won . Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in ) Weight: 67 kg Team: Manchester City FC Position: Forward

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  16. Alexis Sánchez

    59 points

    Alexis Sánchez, also known as the "boy wonder", was born in Tocopilla, Chile on December 19 1988. He

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    plays for FC Barcelona as a forward and he is usually front in the Chile national football team. He is known for his way of playing as he stands out in the turns and speed. Alexis can take the field in all three attacking positions but usually plays as right. Speed ​​is one of his strengths, which he uses to get open and reach the goal. He debuted in 2005 in the Chilean league with Cobreloa. Since then he has gone through several teams: Colo-Colo of Chile, River Plate of Argentina, Udinese Calcio in Italy and he has become the most expensive Chilean player in history after signing with FC Barcelona for 43 million dollars.

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  17. Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima

    54 points

    Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, más conocido como "Ronaldo" es una leyenda del fútbol mundial. Sus

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    dotes con el balón son geniales, es imprevesible, mágico, demoledor y certero. Nació el 22 de septiembre de 1976, en Río de Janeiro. Debutó en el Cruzeiro E. C. en 1994.

    En 1996, varias clubes europeos disputaban porque Ronaldo formará parte de su plantilla, hasta que firmó contrato con el FC Barcelona. En este club se llenó de glorias y se consagró nuevamente como el mejor futbolista del mundo, según la FIFA.

    Lamentablemente, una lesión en los tendones de la rodilla, lo alejaron de las canchas. En el 2001, reaparece totalmente recuperado y regresa para brillar en el Mundial de Corea y Japón 2002, logrando que Brasil ganará el mundial.

    El astro brasileño recogió los dos galardones más importantes del fútbol: el "Balón de Oro" y el premio FIFA al Mejor Jugador del Planeta.

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  18. Ángel Fabián Di María Hernández

    53 points

    Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, más conocido como "Ronaldo" es una leyenda del fútbol mundial. Sus

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    dotes con el balón son geniales, es imprevesible, mágico, demoledor y certero. Nació el 22 de septiembre de 1976, en Río de Janeiro. Debutó en el Cruzeiro E. C. en 1994.

    En 1996, varias clubes europeos disputaban porque Ronaldo formará parte de su plantilla, hasta que firmó contrato con el FC Barcelona. En este club se llenó de glorias y se consagró nuevamente como el mejor futbolista del mundo, según la FIFA.

    Lamentablemente, una lesión en los tendones de la rodilla, lo alejaron de las canchas. En el 2001, reaparece totalmente recuperado y regresa para brillar en el Mundial de Corea y Japón 2002, logrando que Brasil ganará el mundial.

    El astro brasileño recogió los dos galardones más importantes del fútbol: el "Balón de Oro" y el premio FIFA al Mejor Jugador del Planeta.

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  19. Xabier Alonso Olano

    53 points

    Xabi Alonso (born 25 November 1981 ) is a Spanish footballer who has played as a midfielder in the Royal

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    Society , Liverpool and Real Madrid. Coming from a footballing family (his father was a professional and his two brothers soon also engaged in soccer) Alonso was booked by the Royal Society scouts while playing weekends in the small club of Antiguoko . Back in the Real Madrid, Xabi became one of the main national football players by getting the title of best player awarded by the Spanish magazine Don Balon . In 2004 Alonso was signed for Liverpool in a time which is known as the Spanish Liverpool when weight players and Spanish technicians were at the club. During those five seasons that the player spent in the Premier League , he helped his club to win a Football Association Challenge Cup, Super Cup in England, one UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup. In the 2009/2010 season Xabi Alonso joined the staff of Real Madrid, an event for which the player longed but that had some opposition from Liverpool. With the club merengue , this Spanish player continued to increase his record with the league championship , the Super Cup in Spain and two Spanish Cups . As an international player, Alonso has been one of the most prominent members of the golden age of the Spanish national football team , which was combined with two European Championships and the 2010 South Africa World Cup in 2010.

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    Carlos Vela

    Carlos Vela

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  21. Mario Balotelli Barwuah

    30 points

    Mario Balotelli is an Italian football player of Ghanaian descent born in Palermo on August 12, 1990. In

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    1992 he had health problems so his parents sought help from social services. He was ultimately given up for adoption in 1993 to Francesco and Silvia Balotelli. When he turned 18 he asked for Italian citizenship. He Currently play at B.C. Milan Series. His career in football began as the very young. At 15 he made his debut in C1 Series with Lumezzane. Many international teams set their eyes on Balotelli but he preferred to continue with the team he grew up and in 2006 he was signed to play with Inter Milan. After some conflicts with coach Jose Mourinho, the Italian player left the team and signed for Manchester City. In 2013 the B.C. Milan issued the transfer of the club.

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  22. Javier Hernández

    29 points

    Date of birth: 01-06-1988 Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Mexico. Javier Hernandez , or "Chicharito", is a

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    Mexican footballer of Guadalajara. Currently plays as a striker and Champions T-Shirt Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League. In 2006, he debuted at the Club Deportivo Guadalajara. Four years later, in the Bicentennial Tournament he became the main scorer of the club. His great performance with this club drew the attention of several European clubs, which made him to sign for Manchester United, his current team. Height: 1.75 m Weight: 62 Kg

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  23. Carlos Tevez

    16 points

    Carlos Alberto Martínez Tévez es un futbolista argentino, del Barrio Ejército de los Andes, de la

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    provincia de Buenos Aires. Nació el 5 de febrero de 1984. Juega de delantero en la Juventus de Turín.

    Debutó con el equipo Boca Juniors, a los 17 años. En su trayectoria futbolística ha conseguido 18 títulos oficiales, entre los más importantes destacan la Copa Intercontinental 2003, Copa Sudamericana 2004, la Liga de Campeones de la UEFA 2007-08 y el Mundial de Clubes 2008. Con la selección nacional de Argentina se consagró como el goleador de los Juegos Olímpicos de Atenas 2004 y obtuvo medalla de oro.

    Altura: 1,71 m
    Peso: 75 kg

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