Argentina National Team

Argentina have been unstoppably producing a large number of great legends since the first era of football history like Alberto Ohaco in the 1910s, and its players has succeed the identity of technical ability until nowadays. The 1940s is the true golden era of Argentina national team at the coincidence of world-class players comprises “La Maquina” led by Jose Manual Moreno who has long been cited by old-timers as one of the best Argentinian players ever and many other great attackers but the World Cup was not held at that time due to World War II. Alfredo Di Stefano  who mostly played for Spain during the late 1950s to early 1960s but he was born and lived in Argentina until 27 years old and also first played for Argentina, is included in this squad. The 1980s saw Diego Maradona as a phenomenon players and most recent successor of Argentinian football greatness likes Lionel Messi. 

Argentina

Location     :   South America
Copa America Participation : 38 Times
World Cup Participation :  14 Times (1930, 1934,  1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986,1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 )
Achievement  : 1928 Olympic Game Silver Medal
2 Times FIFA World Cup Champions (1978, 1986)
2 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1990, 2014)
14 Times Copa America Winners
Most Caps  : Javier Zanetti  (136 Games)          
Top Scorer : Lionel Messi (55 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever :  Diego Maradona






All-Time Argentinian Squad



1. Ubaldo Fillol

Date Of Birth  :  21 July 1950
Position : Goalkeeper, Height    :  183 cm
Major Club  :  River Plate, Caps  :  58 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1974, 1978, 1982 (13 Games)
Club Honours   :  3 Times Argentina Champions
International Honours    :  1978 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  :  1977 Argentina League Player Of The Year
1978 FIFA World Cup’s Best Goalkeeper
3 Times Silver Medal South American Footballer Of The Year
6 Times South American Goalkeeper of the year
South American XI All-Time Dream Team
Class : Queen Gold

2. Javier Zanetti

Date Of Birth  : 10 August 1973
Position :  Right-Back/ Defensive Midfielder
Height : 178 cm, Major Club :  Inter Milan
Caps : 144 Games
World Cup Participation : 1998, 2002 (8 Games)
Club Honours : 5 Times Italian Series A, 3 Times Copa Italia
1998 UEFA Cup, 2010 UEFA Champion League
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Runner-Up (2004, 2007)
Individual Achievement  : 1996 Inter Milan Player Of The Year
Class :  Queen Bronze



3. Silvio Marzolini

Date Of Birth  : 4 October 1940
Position :  Left-Back, Height : 183 cm
Major Club : Boca Juniors, Caps : 28 Games
World Cup Participation  :   1962, 1966 (6 Games)
Club Honours :   5 Times Argentina Champions
International Honours : 1967 Copa America Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1966 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
Class     : Queen Bronze





4. Roberto Perfumo

Date Of Birth  : 3 October 1942
Position :  Center-Back, Height : 180 cm
Major Club : Racing Club, Caps  : 37 Games
World Cup Participation  :   1966, 1974 (8 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time Argentina Champion
2 Times Torneo Metropolitano
1 Time Torneo Nacional
3 Times Campeonato Mineiro
1967 Copa Libertadores Cup, 1976 Runner-Up
1967 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours    : None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  : Queen Bronze

5. Daniel Passarella

Date Of Birth  : 25 May 1953
Position :  Sweeper, Height :  173 cm
Major Club :  River Plate, Fiorentina
Caps  :  70 Games (22 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   1978, 1982, 1986 (12 Games)
Club Honours  :   4 Times Argentina Champion
International Honours : 1978 FIFA World Cup Winners
Individual Achievement  :   1978 FIFA World Cup Best Defender
1976 Argentina League Footballer Of The Year
3 Times South American Defender of The Year (1978, 1979, 1980)
Class : Queen Gold


6. Luis Monti

Date Of Birth  :  15 May 1901
Position  :   Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height :  167  cm, Major Club     :  Juventus
Caps  :  16 Games For Argentina, 18 Games For Italy
World Cup Participation  :  1934, 1938 (9 Games)
Club Honours  : 4 Times Argentina League
4 Times Italian Series A, 1 Time Italian Cup
International Honours  : 1927 Copa America Winners
1934 FIFA World Cup Champion, 1930 Runner-Up   
1928 Silver Medal Olympic Games          
Individual Achievement : 2 Times FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (1930,1934)
San Lorenzo Greatest Player Ever
Class  : Queen Gold

7. Alfredo Di Stefano

Date Of Birth  :  4 July 1926
Position : Deep-Lying Forward
Height :  178 cm, Major Club     :  Real Madrid
Caps :  31 Games for Spain (23 Goals)
Copa America Score Record :  1 Tournament (6 Goals/ 5 Game)
Professional Score Record  : 471 Goals/ 639 Games
World Cup Participation  :   1962 (No Game)
Club Honours  :  2 Times Argentinean League
4 Times Colombian League, 1 Time Copa Colombia
8 Times Spanish La Liga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
1948 South American Club Champion, 1960 Intercontinental Cup
5 Times European Cup (56,57,58,59,60), 2 Times Runner-Up (62,64)
International Honours  : 1947 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : 4 Times Spanish Player of The Year (57,59,60,64)
League Top Scorer : 1 Times Argentinean League , 2 Times Colombian League, 5 Times Spanish La Liga
2 Times European Cup Top Scorer (1958, 1962), 2 Times South American League Top Scorer (1947, 1951)
Ballon'Dor : 2 Times Golden Ball (1957, 1959), 1956 Silver Ball
Real Madrid - Spanish La Liga Greatest Player Ever, European Cup All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever
1999 IFFHS Bronze European - Bronze South American - Spanish Player of The Century
UEFA Jubilee Award (Spain), 1998 FIFA World Team of The Century
Class   :  King Gol
8. Adolfo Pedernera

Date Of Birth  :  18 November 1918
Position :  Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height :  180 cm, Major Club  :  River Plate
Caps :  21 Games (7 Goals)
World Cup Participation :  None
Professional Score Record  :  167 Goals/ 415 Games
Club Honours  :   5 Times Argentina League
4 Times Colombia League, 1953 Colombia Cup
International Honours    :  2 Times Copa America Winners (1941, 1945)
1942 Copa America Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  1946 Copa America Best Player
Class  : Queen Gold

9. Lionel Messi

Date Of Birth  : 24 June 1987
Position  : Creative Forward, Height : 169 cm
Major Club  :  Barcelona, Caps  : 117 (58 Goals/48 Assists)
Professional Score Record  : 539 Goals/214 Assists/632 Games
World Cup Participation  : 2006, 2010, 2014 (14 Games)
Club Honours  : 6 Times Spanish La Liga, 3 Times Copa Del Rey
3 Times UEFA Champion league (2006, 2009, 2011)
International Honours :  2008 Olympic Game Gold Medal
2007 Copa America Runner-Up, 2014 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 7 Times Argentinean Footballer of The Year
3 Times Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
3 Time La Liga Foreign Player of The Year (2007, 2009, 2010)
6 Times La Liga Player of The Year (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
                                                 2 Times UEFA Best Player In Europe (2011,2015)
3 Times European Golden Shoe (2010, 2012, 2013), 2 Times IFFHS International Top Scorer (2011,2012)
UEFA Champion League : 2 Times Best Forward and MVP (09, 11)
European Champion Cup All-Time Most Top Scorers (4 Times)
European Footballer of The Year : 2009 Golden Ball, 2 Times Silver Ball (2007, 2008)
4 Times FIFA Ballon'Dor (2010,2011,2012,2015), 2 Times Silver Ball (2013,2014),2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
2009 World Soccer Player of The Year, 2 Times Silver Ball (2007, 2008)
2009 FIFA World Player of The Year, 3 Times Silver Ball (2007, 2008, 2010)
2011 Argentine Sportsman of The Year, L’ Equipe World Sportsman of The Year
2012 Best International Athlete ESPY Award
2015 UEFA Champion League Top Assist 
Spanish La Liga/Barcelona All-Time Top Scorer and Greatest Player Ever
World All-Time Most Consecutive League Games Scorer
World All-Time Highest Goalscorer In A Single Season - A Year
Class   :  King Gold


10. Diego Maradona

Date Of Birth : 30 October 1960, Height : 167 cm
Position  :  Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Major Club  : Argentinos Junior, Napoli, Caps : 91 Games (34 Goals)
Professional Score Record  : 304 Goals/ 583 Games
World Cup Participation : 1982, 1986, 1990 (21 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Italian Series A
1 Time Argentina Primera Division
1 Time Copa Del Rey,1 Time Copa Italia, 1989 UEFA Cup
International Honours  : 1986 FIFA World Cup Winners
1990 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement1979 South American League Top Scorer
3 Times Argentinean League Top Scorer (1979, 1980, 1981)
4 Times Argentina Footballer of The Year (1979, 1980, 1981, 1986)
1985 Guerin Italian Series A Footballer of The Year, 1988 Italian Series A Top Scorer
6 Times El Mundo South American Footballer of The Year (79,80,86,89,90,92), (82 Silver, 83 Bronze)
2 Times Argentine Sportsman of The Year (1979, 1986), FIFA World Cup : 1990 Golden Ball, 1986 Silver Ball
1986 World Soccer Player of The Year, 1987 Silver Ball, 2 Times Bronze Ball (1985, 1990)
1986 United Press International Athletic of The Year, L'Equippe World Sportsman of The Year
1999 Argentine Sports Writers' Sportsman of The Century1998 FIFA World Team of The Century
1999 Silver Ball World Soccer Player of The CenturySilver Ball France Football’s Footballer of The Century
1999 IFFHS Argentina Player of The Century2000 FIFA Best Football Player of The Century
2002 FIFA World Cup All-Time TeamNapoli's Greatest Player Ever, Italian Series A Greatest Player Ever
Class : Crown


11. Jose Manuel Moreno

Date Of Birth  :  3 August 1916
Position : Deep-Lying Forward, Height : 187 cm
Major Club  :  River Plate, Caps : 33 Games (20 Goals)
Professional Score Record  : 224 Goals/ 489 Games
World Cup Participation  :   None
Copa America Score Record :   3 Tournaments (16 Games / 13 Goals)
Club Honours  :  5 Times Argentinean League
1 Time Mexican League, 1 Time Chilean League
2 Times Colombian League
International Honours    :  3 Times Copa America Winners (1941, 1942, 1947)
1942 Copa America Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  1942 Copa America Top Scorer
1947 Copa America Best Player, Copa America Greatest Player Ever
                                                     River Plate - Argentine League Greatest Player Ever
                                                     Class : King Silver
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Substitution 



12. Amadeo  Carrizo

Date Of Birth  :  12 June 1926
Position  :  Goalkeeper, Height :  188 cm
Major Club  :  River Plate, Caps  :  20 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1958 (3 Games)
Club Honours  :  5 Times Argentina Champions
1966 Copa Libertadores Cup Runner-Up
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 1999 IFFHS Argentina Goalkeeper of The Century
1999 IFFHS South American Goalkeeper of The Century
Class     : Queen Gold


13. Alberto Tarantini

Date Of Birth  :  3 December 1955
Position :  Left-Back, Height : 179 cm
Caps :  61 Games
Major Club :  Boca Juniors
World Cup Participation  :   1978, 1982 (12 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Torneo Metropolitano
2 Times Torneo Nacional
1977 Copa Libertadores Cup - Intercontinental Cup
International Honours    : 1978 FIFA World Cup Winner
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  : Prince Silver


14. Carlos Sosa

Date Of Birth  :  21 July 1919
Position :  Right-Wing-Back
Height  :  174 cm
Major Club :  Boca Juniors
Caps :  12 Games
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours  : 2 Times Argentina Champions
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1945, 1946)
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  :  Prince Silver


15. Oscar Ruggeri

Date Of Birth  :  26 January 1962
Position :  Center-Back, Height : 185 cm
Major Club :  Boca Juniors, Caps : 97 Games
World Cup Participation  :   1990, 1994 (9 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Argentina League, 1 Time Spanish La liga
1986 Copa Libertadores Cup/Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : 1986 FIFA World Cup, Runner-Up
2 Times Copa America Winners (1991, 1993)
1992 FIFA Confederation Cup
Individual Achievement  : 1986 South American Defender of The Year
1989 Spanish La Liga Best Foreigner Player
1991 Argentine League, Sportsman of the Year
1991 South American Footballer Of the Year
                                                    2 Times South American Team of the Year
                                                    Class  : Prince Gold

16. Osvaldo Ardiles

Date Of Birth  :  3 August 1952
Position :  Box-To-Box Midfielder
Height  :  169 cm, Caps :  63 Games
Major Club :  Tottenham Hot Spurs
World Cup Participation  :   1978, 1982 (11 Games)
Club Honours  : 2 Times FA Cup, 1984 UEFA Cup
International Honours  : 1978 FIFA World Cup Winners                     
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  : Queen Bronze




17. Fernando Redondo 

Date Of Birth  :  6 July 1969
Position :  Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height :  186 cm, Caps : 29 Games
Major Club :  Real Madrid
World Cup Participation : 1994 (4 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Spanish La Liga (1995, 1997)
1 Time Copa Italia, 1998 Intercontinental Cup
2 Times UEFA Champion League (1998, 2000, 2003)     
International Honours  : 1993 Copa America Winner
1992 FIFA Confederation Cup                           
Individual Achievement : 1992 Golden Ball FIFA Confederation Cup
2000 UEFA Champion League Most Valuable Player
Class :  Queen Gold

18. Antonio Sastre

Date Of Birth : 27 April 1911
Position : Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height :  176 cm, Caps : 34 Games
Major Club :  Independiante, Sao Paulo
World Cup Participation  :    None
Club Honours : 2 Times Argentina Champions
2 Times Brazilian League
International Honours  : 2 Times Copa America Winners
Individual Achievement : AFA Hall of Fame
Class : Queen Silver



19. Raimundo Orsi

Date Of Birth  : 2 December 1901
Position :  Right and Left-Winger
Height : 169 cm, Major Club :  Independiente, Juventus
Caps : 13 Games for Argentina, 35 Games for Italy with 13 Goals
World Cup Participation  : 1934 (5 Games with 3 Goals)
Club Honours : 5 Times Italian Series A
International Honours  : 1934 FIFA World Cup Champion
1927 Copa America Winners, 1928 Olympic Game Silver Ball
2 Times Central European International Cup (1930, 1935)
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Mitropa Cup Top Scorer
1934 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
Class  : Queen Gold

20. Omar Sivori

Date Of Birth  :  2 October 1935, Height : 170 cm
Position : Deep-Lying Forward, Major Club  :  Juventus
Caps  :  27 Games (17 Goals) (Split into Argentina and Italy)
World Cup Participation  : 1962 (2 Games)
Professional Score Record  :  218 Goals/ 443 Game
Club Honours:  3 Times Argentina League
3 Times Italian Series A, 2 Times Copa Italia
International Honours :  1957 Copa America Cahmpion
Individual Achievement  : 1957 Copa America Best Player 
1960 Italian Series A Top Scorer
1961 European Footballer of The Year
Italian Series A All-Time Most Goal In One Match
Class  : Queen Gold

21. Angel Labruna

Date Of Birth  : 28 September 1918
Position :  Forward, Height :  171 cm
Major Club :  River Plate, Caps :  37 Games (17 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1958 (2 Games)
Professional Score Record  :  293 Goals/ 515 Games
Club Honours  :  9 Times Argentina League
International Honours :  2 Times Copa America Winners (1946, 1955)
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Argentinean League Top Scorer
1945 South American League Top Scorer
All-Time River Plate - Argentinean League Top Scorer                             
Class     : Queen Silver


22. Gabriel Batistuta

Date Of Birth  :  1 Febuary 1969
Position :  Target Striker, Height : 185 cm
Major Club :  Fiorentina, Caps  :  78 Games (56 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  1994, 2008, 2002 (12 Games/10 goals)
Professional Score Record  :  279 Goals/ 480 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Italian Series A, 1 ime Copa Italia
International Honours :  2 Times Copa America Winners (1991,1993)
1992 FIFA Confederation Cup Winner
Individual Achievement : 1991 Copa America Top Scorer
1991 El Mundo South American Footballer of The Year
1 Time Italian Series A Top Scorer
1998 Argentinean Footballer of The Year
                                                     1999 Italian Series A Foreign Footballer of The Year
                                                     1999 Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
                                                      Argentina All-Time Top Scorer
                                                      Class  : Queen Gold

Manager


Helenio Herrera

Year Of Birth :  1910
Nation  :  Argentina
Major Team :  Inter Milan (9 Seasons), Barcelona (4 Seasons)
Major Achievement : 4 Times Spanish La Liga
3 Times Italian Series A
2 Times Copa Del Rey
1 Time Copa Italia
2 Times Inter City Fairs Cup (1959, 1960)
2 Times European Cup Winners (1964, 1965)
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1964, 1965)
1967 European Cup Runner-Up
1 Time European Cup Semi-Finalist
Individual Achievement :   Inter Milan’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Defensive
Class : King Silver



Conclusion of Squad

GK : Ubaldo Fillol, Amadeo Carrizo
DF : Javier Zanetti, Silvio Marzolini, Alberto Tarantini, Carlos Sosa, Roberto Perfumo, Oscar Ruggeri, Daniel Passarella
MF : Luis Monti, Fernando Redondo, Osvaldo Ardiles, Adolfo Pedernera,  Alfredo Di Stefano, Antonio Sastre, Jose Manuel Moreno, Diego Maradona (Captain)
FW : Raimundo Orsi, Omar Sivori, Lionel Messi, Angel Labruna, Gabriel Batistuta
Manager : Helenio Herrera




Formation XI (4-1-3-2)





Explanation of Formation


Although Herrera's expertise is Catenaccio, the team strategy is Total Football with Zone-Press based on the resource potential. Fillol is chosen as first choice as he is considered to much superior to Carrizo in international career, is also the best South American keeper of all-time. Zanetti and Marzolini both are equivalent in defensive and offensive approach. Passarella is a leader in the back-line as an offensive sweeper role. Luis Monti is set as a deep-lying defensive midfielder or the main destroyer of the team and he would help the central defense area when Passarella could not go down in time. The offensive midfield line consists of Pedernera who is a main central playmaker and primarily based on midfield area, leaving Maradona and Moreno go more advanced in semi-side position. Di Stefano and Messi would occasionally withdraw from the front-line and no target man in the system.     




El Monumental Stadium





Opened : 1938 (Renovated in 1978)
City  : Buenos Aires
Capacity : 57, 921
Field Dimensions  : 105x70m









Statistics


By Decade

By Class

By Club

1920s : -
1930s : 3
1940s : 4
1950s : 2
1960s : 2
1970s : 3.5
1980s : 3.5
1990s : 3
2000s : 1

Crown : 1
King : 3
Queen : 13
Prince : 3


River Plate   : 11
Boca Juniors : 4
Independiante : 3
San Lorenzo : 1
Argentinos Juniors : 1
Banfield : 1
Newell : 1
Huracan : 1





Positional Ranking of Substitution 

Goalkeeper

1. Antonio Roma

Date Of Birth  : 13 July 1932
Height :  179 cm, Caps :  42 Games
Major Club :  Boca Juniors  
World Cup Participation  :  1962, 1966 (6 Games)
Club Honours :  3 Times Argentina Champions
2 Times Argentina Nacional
1 Time Copa Argentina
International Honours    : None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Gold


2. Americo Tesoriere

Date Of Birth  :  18 March 1899
Height  :  175 cm
Major Club :  Boca Juniors
Caps   :  38 Games
World Cup Participation  :   None
Caps : 5 Times Argentine League                        
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1921, 1925)
Individual Achievement  : 1921 Copa America Best Player
Class     : Prince Gold


3. Augustin Cejas

Date Of Birth  :  22 March 1945
Height  : 185 cm, Caps  :  6 Games
Major Club  :  Racing Club, Santos
World Cup Participation  :   1986 (7 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time Argentinian League
1 Times Campeonato Paulista
1967 Copa Liberatdores Cup                               
International Honours    : None
Individual Achievement : 1969 El Grafico Argentine League Player of the Year
1973 Placar Brazilian league Player of the Year
Class :  Prince Gold
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class   : Prince Gold

4. Hugo Gatti 

Date of Birth : 19 August 1944
Height : 185  cm, Caps : 18 Games
Major Club : Boca Juniors
World Cup Participation  :  1966
Club Honours : 1 Time Argentine Nacional
2 Times Argentine Metropolitano
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1977, 1978)
1978 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1976 South American Goalkeeper of the Year
1982 Argentinian Footballer of the Year
Class : Prince Silver


5. Rogelio Dominguez

Date Of Birth : 9 March 1931
Height : 188  cm, Caps  :   58 Games
Major Club  :  Racing Club, Real Madrid
World Cup Participation : 1962 (1 Game)
Club Honours  :  3 Times Argentina Champions
3 Times Spanish La Liga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
3 Times European Cup Winners (1958, 1959, 1960)
1962 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours    : None
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver

6.Sergio Goychochea

Date Of Birth  :  17 October 1963
Height  : 185 cm, Caps  :  44 Games
Major Club  :  River Plate
World Cup Participation  :   1986 (7 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time Colombian League
1 Time Paraguayan League                                   
International Honours    : 1990 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
2 Times Copa America Winners (1991, 1993)
Individual Achievement  :  1990 Yashin Award
2 Times South American Team of the Year
1990 Argentinean Footballer of The Year
1993 Copa Ameirca Best Player
Class :  Prince Silver



Defensive Lateral



1. Jorge Olguin

Date Of Birth  :  17 May 1952
Position  : Right-Back, Height : 175 cm
Major Club :  San Lorenzo, Argentinos Juniors
Caps :  60 Games
World Cup Participation : 1978, 1982 (12 Games)
Club Honours  : 3 Times Torneo Metropolitano
3 Times Torneo Nacional
1985 Copa Libertadores Cup
International Honours    : 1978 FIFA World Cup Winner
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Silver



2. Enrique Wolff

Date Of Birth  :  21 February 1949
Position :  Right-Back
Height  :   168 cm
Major Club  :  Racing Club, Real Madrid
Caps :  27 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1974 (3 Games)
Club Honours  : 2 Times La Liga
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  : None
Class : Prince Silver





Central Defender


1. Roberto Ayala

Date Of Birth  : 14 April 1973
Position :  Center-Back, Height : 177 cm
Major Club : Valencia, Caps : 115 Games
World Cup Participation : 1998, 2002, 2006 (10 Games)
Club Honours :  1 Time Torneo Apertura
1 Time Italian Series A, 2 Times Spanish La Liga
2001 UEFA Champion League Runner-Up2004 UEFA Cup
International Honours : 1 Time South American Team of the Year
2 Times Copa America Runner-Up (2004, 2007)
Individual Achievement : 2001 UEFA Champion League Best Defender
2006 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
Class     : Prince Gold


2. Walter Samuel

Date Of Birth  : 23 March 1978
Position  :  Stopper, Height : 183 cm
Caps : 56 Games
Major Club : AS Roma, Inter Milan
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours :  6 Times Italian Series A
1 Time Argentine Apertura, 1 Time Argentine Clausura
2 Times Coppa Italia, 2000 Copa Libertadores Cup
2010 UEFA Champion league, FIFA Club World Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : 2010 Italian Series A Defender of The Year
Class  :  Prince Silver


3. Jose Salomon

Date Of Birth  :  9 July 1916
Position :  Center-Back
Height  :   Unknown
Caps :  44 Games
Major Club :  Racing Club
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours :   None
International Honours :  2 Times Copa America Winner (1941, 1945)
Individual Achievement  : None
Class : Prince Silver



4. Pedro Dellacha

Date Of Birth  : 9 July 1926
Position :  Center-Back, Height : 174 cm
Major Club   :  Racing Club
Caps    : 35 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1958
Club Honours  :  1 Time Argentina Champion
1 Time Mexican Cup
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1955,1957)
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  :  Prince Silver



5. Nestor Sensini

Date Of Birth  :  12 October 1966
Position :  Center-Back/ Right-Back
Height : 179 cm, Caps :  59 Games
Major Club :  Udinese, Parma
World Cup Participation  :   1990, 1994, 1998 (8 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Argentina Champions
1 Time Italian Series A, 2 Times Copa Italia
2 Times UEFA Cup (1995, 1999)
International Honours  : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1947, 1957)
Individual Achievement  :   None

Class :  Prince Silver


6. Jorge Griffa

Date Of Birth  : 7 May 1935
Position  :  Stopper, Height : 181 cm
Caps : 4 Games
Major Club : Atletico Madrid
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours :  1 Time Spanish La Liga
3 Times Copa Del Rey
1962 Cup Winners Cup
International Honours :  1959 Copa America
Individual Achievement : None
Class  :  Prince Silver


7. Jose Ramos Delgado

Date Of Birth  :  25 August 1935
Position :  Center-Back, Height : 181 cm
Major Club :  River Plate, Santos
Caps :  25 Games
World Cup Participation : 1958, 1962 (1 Game)
Club Honours : 4 Times Brazil State Championship
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  :  Prince Silver





Defensive Midfielder


1. Nestor Rossi

Date Of Birth  :  10 May 1925
Position : Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height : 185 cm, Caps :   26 Games
Major Club : River Plate, Milonarios
World Cup Participation  :   1958 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 5 Times Argentina Champions
4 Times Colombian League, 1 Time Colombian Cup
International Honours    : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1947, 1957)
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class :  Queen Silver


2.Javier Mascherano 

Date Of Birth  :  8 June 1984
Position : Destroyer, Height : 174 cm
Major Club :  Liverpool, Barcelona
Caps :  105 Games
World Cup Participation : 2006, 2010, 2014 (17 Games)
Club Honours   : 1 Time Argentina Clausura
1 Time Brazilian National League
2 Times Spanish La Liga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
2011 UEFA Champion League, 2007 Runner-Up
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Runner-Up (2004, 2007)
2014 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Gold
3. Antonio Rattin

Date Of Birth  :  16 May 1937
Position : Destroyer
Height : 190 cm
Major Club :  Boca Juniors
Caps :  34 Games
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1966 (5 Games)
Club Honours   : 4 Times Argentina Champions
2 Times Torneo Nacional
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Runner-Up (1959, 1967)
Individual Achievement :  None
Class : Prince Silver



4. Diego Simeone

Date Of Birth  : 28 April 1970
Position :  Destroyer, Height : 181 cm
Major Club : Inter Milan, Caps : 106 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1998, 2002
Club Honours   :  1 Time Italian Series A
1 Time Spanish La Liga, 1998 UEFA Cup 
1 Time Cope Del Rey, 1 Time Copa Italia
International Honours   :  2 Times Copa America Winnners (1991,1993)
Individual Achievement  :  1996 EFE Trophy
Class : Prince Silver    

5. Esteban Cambiasso

Date Of Birth  :  18 August 1980
Position :  Defensive Holding Midfielder, Height :  177 cm
Major Club : Inter Milan, Caps : 50 Games
World Cup Participation  :  2006  (5 Games)
Club Honours    :   1 Time Argentine Apertura
1 Time Spanish La Liga
5 Times Italian Series A, 3 Time Copa Italia
2002 Intercontinental Cup, FIFA Club World Cup
International Honours    :  None
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class : Prince Silver    


6. Americo Gallego

Date Of Birth  :  25 April 1955
Position : Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height  :  170 cm, Caps  :  73 Games
Major Club  :  Newell’s Old Boy, River Plate
World Cup Participation  :  1978, 1982 (13 Games)
Club Honours :  2 Times Argentina Champions
1986 Copa Libertadores Cup
International Honours  :  1978 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement :  None
Class : Prince Silver


7. Ernesto Lazzatti

Date Of Birth  : 5 September 1915
Position :  Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height :  178 cm, Major Club :  Boca Juniors
Caps :  6 Games 
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours :  5 Times Argentina Champions
International Honours    : 1937 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class   : Prince Silver





Offensive Lateral


1. Felix Loustau

Date Of Birth  :  25 December 1922
Position : Left-Winger, Height :174 cm
Major Club :  River Plate, Caps :  28 Games
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours  : 8 Times Argentina League
International Honours : 
3 Times Copa America Winners (1945,1946,1947)
Individual Achievement :
1948 South American Club Championship Top Scorer
Class : Queen Gold

     2. Omar Corbatta

Date Of Birth  :  11 March 1936
Position  :  Right-Winger
Height :  165 cm
Major Club :  Racing Club
Caps :  43 Games (18 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1958 (3 Games With 3 Goals)
Club Honours : 4 Times Argentina Champions
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1957, 1959)
Individual Achievement : 1957 Copa America Best XI
Racing Club Greatest Player Ever
Class : Queen Silver


3. Carlos Peucelle

Date Of Birth  :  13 September 1908
Position : Right-Winger/Attacking Midfielder
Height : 171 cm, Major Club :  River Plate
Caps :  59 Games (12 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1930 (4 Games)
Club Honours : 4 Times Argentina Primera Division
International Honours : 1930 World Cup Runner-Up
2 Times Copa America Winners (1927, 1939)
Individual Achievement  :    None
Class     : Queen Silver



4. Rene Houseman

Date Of Birth  : 19 July 1953
Position :  Right-Winger
Caps :  55 Games
Height  : 165 cm
Major Club  :  Huracan
World Cup Participation : 1974, 1978 (12 Games)
Club Honours :  1 Time Argentina Metropolitano
1984 Copa Libertadores Cup
International Honours  : 1978 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class   : Queen Bronze

5. Oscar Mas

Date Of Birth  : 29 October 1946
Position  :   Left-Winger/Deep-Lying Forward
Height  :  167 cm, Caps : 37 Games (10 Goals)
Major Club :  River Plate
World Cup Participation  : 1966 (4 Games)
Professional Scores Record  : 287 Goals/ 531 Games
Club Honours :  3 Times Argentina Metropolitano
1 Time Argentina Nacional
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement :  2 Times Argentina Metropolitano Top Scorer
1 Time Copa Libertadores Cup Top Scorer
Class  : Prince Gold
6. Daniel Bertoni

Date Of Birth  : 14 March 1955
Position :  Right-Winger, Height : 179 cm
Major Club :  Independiente, Fiorentina
Caps :  31 Games (12 Goals)    
World Cup Participation  :  1978, 1982 ( 11 Games With 4 Goals))
Club Honours  :  2 Times Argentina Nacional
3 Times Copa Libertadotes Cup (1973, 1974, 1975)
1973 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours  : 1978 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement :  None
Class :  Prince Gold
7. Enrique Garcia

Date Of Birth  : 20 November 1912
Position :  Left-Winger, Height : 169 cm
Major Club :  Racing Club
Caps :  35 Games
World Cup Participation :  None
Club Honours :  None
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1937, 1941)
Individual Achievement : None
Class  :  Prince Gold




8. Angel Di Maria

Date Of Birth  : 14 February 1988
Position :  Left-Winger, Height : 180 cm
Major Club :  Racing Club, Caps :  86 Games
World Cup Participation :  2014
Club Honours : 1 Time Portuguese Liga
1 Time Spanish La Liga, 2 Times Copa Del Rey
1 Time French Ligue, 2 Times French Cup
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1937, 1941)
Individual Achievement : 2014 Argentinian Footballer of the Year
2014 World Cup All Stars Team
2014 UEFA Champion League Team of the Season
2014, UEFA Team of the Year and FIFPro World XI
Class  :  Prince Silver

9. Ariel Ortega

Date Of Birth  :  4 March 1974
Position : Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder/Right-Side Midfielder
Height : 174 cm, Major Club : River Plate
Caps :  59 Games (16 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1994, 1998, 2002 (11 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Torneo Apertura
2 Times Torneo Clausura
1996 Copa Libertadores Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  : 3 Times South American Team of the Year 
1996 Bronze Ball South American Footballer of The Year
Class : Prince Silver

10. Vicente De La Mata

Date of Birth  :  15 January 1918
Position : Left-Winger/Attacking Midfielder, Height : 172  cm
Major Club : Independiente, Caps : 13 Games (6 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :    None
Professional Score Record  :  151 Goals/ 362 Games
Club Honours :  3 Times Argentinian League
International Honours : 
3  Times Copa America Winners (1937,1945,1946)
Individual Achievement : 1937 Copa America Best Player
Class : Prince Silver
11. Manuel Pelegrina

Date of Birth  :  29 November 1919
Position : Left-Winger, Height : Unknown
Major Club : Estudientes, Caps : 4 Games (2 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   None
Professional Score Record  : 244 Goals/518 Games
Club Honours :  3 Times Argentinian League
International Honours :  1945  Times Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver




Offensive Midfielder

1. Juan Roman Riquelme

Date Of Birth  :  24 June 1978,  Height : 182 cm
Position :  Playmaker, Caps :  54 Games (18 Goals)
Major Club :  Boca Junior, Villareal
World Cup Participation  :  2006 (5 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Argentina Apertura,1 Time Clausura
International Honours  : 2007 Copa America Runner-Up
2008 Olympic Game Gold Medal
Individual Achievement : Boca Juniors Greatest Player Ever
4 Times South American Team of the Year
3 Times Argentinean League Footballer of The Year
South American Footballer of The Year : 
2001 Golden Ball, 2 Times Silver Ball (2000, 2008)
2005 Spanish La Liga Foreign Footballer of The Year
                                                     2007 Copa Libertadores Cup Most Valuable Player
                                                      Class  : Queen Bronze

2. Ricardo Bochini

Date Of Birth : 25 January 1954
Position :  Playmaker, Height : 168 cm
Major Club :  Independiente, Caps : 11 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1986 (1 Game)
Club Honours : 1 Time Argentina Champion
2 Times Torneo Nacional, 2 Times Torneo Metropolitano
4 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1973, 1974, 1975, 1984)
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1973, 1984)
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement  : 1983 Argentinean Footballer of The Year
1984 Bronze Ball South American Footballer of The Year
Class : Queen Bronze


3. Juan Sebastian Veron

Date Of Birth  :  9 March 1975
Position : Central Holding Midfielder
Height  : 186 cm, Caps : 73 Games
Major Club : Sampdoria, Lazio, Estudientes
World Cup Participation : 1998, 2002, 2010 (11 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Torneo Apertura,1 Time Premier League
2 Times Italain Series A, 4 Times Copa Italia
1999 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, 2009 Copa Libertadores Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 2006 Argentinean Footballer of The Year
2 Times South American Footballer of The Year (2008, 2009)
Class : Prince Gold


4. Norberto Alonso

Date Of Birth  : 4 January 1953
Position :  Plamkaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height : 176 cm, Caps : 19 Games
Major Club : River Plate
World Cup Participation  : 1978 
Club Honours : 1 Time Argentinian League
3 Times Argentina Nacional
3 Times Argentina Metropolitano
1986 Copa Libertadores Cup 
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  : None
Class : Prince Gold


5. Miguel Brindisi

Date Of Birth  : 8 October 1950
Position :  Playmaker, Height : 176 cm
Major Club : Huracan, Caps : 46 Games (17 Goals)    
World Cup Participation  :  1974 (4 Games)
Professional Scores Record : 223 Goals/ 533 Goals
Club Honours :  2 Times Argentina Metropolitano
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement  :  1 Time Argentinian League Top Scorer
1973 Argentinian Footballer of The Year
Class :  Prince Gold
6. Manuel Ferreira

Date Of Birth  :  22 October 1905
Position :  Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder, Height :176 cm
Major Club :  Estudientes, Caps : 21 Games (11 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  1930 (4 Games)
Club Honours : None
International Honours : 1928 Olympic Games Gold Medal
1929 Copa America Champion
1930 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1929 Copa America Best Player
Estudientes Greatest Player Ever
Class : Prince Gold



7. Ermindo Onega

Date Of Birth  :  30 April 1940
Position :  Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : River Plate
Caps : 30 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1966 (4 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Argentinian League
1970 Copa Libertadores Cup Runner-Up
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  : None
Class : Prince Silver


8. Ernesto Grillo

Date Of Birth  :  1 October 1929
Position :  Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height  :  170 cm, Caps : 21 Games
Major Club : Independiante, AC Milan
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours  : 3 Times Argentina Champions
1 Time Italian Series A
International Honours : 1955 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Argentinian League Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver


9. Norberto Mendez

Date Of Birth  :  5 January 1923                                    
Position  : Attacking Midfielder, Height :  176 cm
Caps : 31 Games (19 Goals)                                                   
Major Club : Boca Juniors                               
World Cup Participation : None
Professional Score Record  : 132 Goals/ 389 Games                
Club Honours : 3 Times Argentina Champions             
International Honours : 
3 Times Copa America Winners (1945, 1946, 1947)     
Individual Achievement  : 1945 Copa America Top Scorer
Copa America All-Time Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver

10. Humberto Maschio

Date Of Birth  :  20 Febuary 1933
Position : Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder, Height : 174 cm
Caps : 12 Games (12 Goals)
Major Club : Racing Club, Atalanta
World Cup Participation : 1962 For Italy (2 Games)
Club Honours  :1 Time Italian Series A, 1 Time Copa Italia
1967 Copa Libertadores Cup/ Intercontinental Cup
International Honours  : 1957 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement  : None
Class : Prince Silver


11. Jorge Burruchaga

Date Of Birth  : 9 October 1962
Position : Playmaker, Height : 177 cm
Major Club :  Independiente, Nantes, Caps : 59 Games
World Cup Participation : 1986, 1990 (14 Games)          
Club Honours :  1 Time Argentina Champion
1983 Copa Libertadores Cup - Intercontinental Cup
International Honours  : 1986 FIFA World Cup Champion
1990 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  
1986 French League Foreign Player of The Year
Class :  Prince Silver



Forward



    1. Mario Kempes

Date Of Birth : 15 July 1954,  Height : 182 cm
Position  : Forward, Caps : 43 Games (20 Goals)
Major Club : Rosario Central, Valencia
World Cup Participation  : 1974, 1978, 1982 (18 Games/ 6 goals)
Professional Score Record  : 291 Goals/ 538 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Argentinean Nacional League
1 Time Copa Del Rey, 1980 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours  : 1978 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 1978 Argentinean Footballer of The Year
Top Scorer : 2 Times Spanish La Liga, 1 Time Argentinean League 
1978 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe - Golden Ball 
1978 South American Footballer of The Year
                                                     1980 Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer    
                                                     Valencia Greatest Player Ever
                                                    Class: Queen Silver


2. Rinaldo Martino

Date Of Birth  :  6 November 1921
Position  : Deep-Lying Forward, Height  :  171 cm
Major Club :  San Lorenzo, Caps :  20 Games (15 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   None
Professional Scores Record  : 179 Goals/ 315 Games
Copa America Scores Record :  5 Goals/7 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Argentina League
2 Times Uruguayan League, 1 Time Italian Series A
International Honours: 2 Times Copa America Winners (1945,1946)
Individual Achievement  : 1 Time Argentinian League Top Scorer
1 Time South American League Top Scorer
Class  : Queen Silver

3. Jose Sanfilippo

Date Of Birth : 4 May 1935
Position : Forward, Height : 168 cm
Major Club :  San Lorenzo, Caps : 29 Games (21 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1958, 1962 (3 Games With 1 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 297 Goals/ 400 Games
Club Honour : 1 Time Argentina Champions
2 Times Brazil State Championship
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : San Lorenzo All-Time Top Scorer
4 Times Argentinean League All-Time Most Top Scorers
1959 Copa America Top Scorer, 1963 Copa Libertadores Cup
1960 South American League Top Scorer
Class : Queen Bronze


4. Carlos Tevez

Date Of Birth  : 5 February 1984
Position : Creative Forward
Height : 173 cm, Caps  :  76 Games (13 Goals)
Major Club : Boca Juniors, Manchester City, Juventus
World Cup Participation : 2006, 2010
International Honours : 2014 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Club Honours   :  1 Time Argentinan Apertura
1 Time Argentinian Primera League, 1 Time Coppa Argentina
3 Times English Premier League, 1 Time FA Cup
2 Times Italian Series A, 1 Time Coppa Italia
2003 Copa Libertadores Cup, Intercontinental Cup
2008 UEFA Champion League, World Club Cup
Individual Achievement  :  2 Times Argentinian Footballer of the year (03,04)
3 Times South American Footballer of the Year (03,04,05)
2003 Copa Libertadores Cup MVP, 2004 Argentine Sportsperson of the Year
2005 Brazilian League Player of the Year, 2015 Italian Series A Footballer of the Year
2015 Silver Ball South American Footballer of the Year
Class : Prince Gold

5. Manuel Seoane

Date Of Birth  : 19 March 1902
Position :  Forward, Height  : 160 cm
Major Club :  Independiante, Caps :  19 Games (14 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Scores Record : 241 Goals/ 264 Games
Club Honours :  2 Times Argentina League
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1925, 1929)
Individual Achievement  : 1925 Copa America Top Scorer
2 Times Argentinean League Top Scorer
2 Times Copa America Best Player (1925, 1927)
Class   : Prince Silver



6. Hector Rial

Date Of Birth  : 14 October 1928
Position : Deep-Lying Forward
Height : 170 cm, Caps  :  5 Games
Major Club : Newell’s Old Boy, River Plate
World Cup Participation/International Honours :  None
Club Honours   :  1 Time Uruguay League
4 Times Spanish La Liga
5 Times European Cup (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960)
1986 Copa Libertadores Cup
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class : Prince Silver



7. Antonin Angellilo

Date Of Birth  : 5 September 1937
Position : Forward
Height : 178 cm, Caps : 13 Games (12 Goals)
Major Club : Inter Milan, Roma
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours   :  1 Time Italian Series A
1 Time Coppa Italia
1961 Inter Citied Fair Cup
International Honours :  1957 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement  :  
Class : Prince Silver


8. Ramon Diaz

Date Of Birth  : 29 August 1959
Position : Forward
Height : 173 cm, Caps : 22 Games (10 Goals)
Major Club : River Plate
World Cup Participation : 1986
Club Honours   :  2 Times Argentine Metropolitano
2 Times Argentine Nacional
1 Time Italian Series A
1 Time French Cup
International Honours :  1986 World Cup Winner
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class : Prince Silver


9. Alberto Ohaco

Date Of Birth  : 12 January 1884
Position :  Forward, Height  : Unknown
Caps :13  Games (7 Goals)
Major Club: Racing Club,
World Cup Participation  :  None
Amateur Scores Record : 244 Goals/ 278 Games
Club Honours : 7 Times Argentina Champions
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1937, 1941)
Individual Achievement : 3 Times Argentinean League Top Scorer
Argentine Amateur League All-Time Top Scorer
Racing Club All-Time Top Scorer
Class   : Prince Gold


10. Francisco Varallo

Date Of Birth  :  5 February 1910                                               
Position :  Fast Striker, Height :  176 cm                                                 
Major Club :  Boca Juniors
Caps : 16 Games (7 Goals)                                  
World Cup Participation : 1930 (4 Games/1 Goal)                                  
Professional Score Record : 181 Goals/ 210 Games                
Club Honours  : 4 Times Argentina Champions             
International Honours : 1937 Copa America Winner               
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Argentinian League Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver




Striker


1. Luis Artime

Date Of Birth  :  2 December 1938
Position : Target Striker, Height : 174 cm
Major Club : River Plate, Caps : 25 Games (24 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1966 (4 Games with 3 goals)
Copa America Score Record : 2 Tournaments (5 Goals/5 Games)
Professional Score Record  :  261 Goals/ 300 Games
Club Honours :  1 Time Argentinean League
3 Times Uruguay League, 1971 Copa Libertadores Cup
International Honours : 1967 Copa America Runner-Up
Individual Achievement:
League Top Scorer : 3 Times Uruguay League, 4 Times Argentina League 
1967 Copa America Top Scorer,1971 Copa Libertadores Cup Top Scorer
1971 Bronze Ball South American Footballer of The Year
                                                        Class   : Queen Silver

2. Rene Pontoni

Date Of Birth  : 18 May 1920
Position :  Fast Striker, Height : 180 cm
Major Club : Newell’s Old Boy, San Lorenzo
Caps : 19 Games (19 Goals) 
World Cup Participation  :  None
Copa America Score Record : 2 Tournaments (8 Goals/8 Games)
Professional Scores Record : 160 Goals/ 256 Games
Club Honours :  1 Time Argentina Champion
International Honours : 3 Times Copa America Winners (1945,1946,1947)
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Queen Bronze


3. Hernan Crespo

Date Of Birth :  5 July 1975
Position  : Target Striker, Height: 184 cm
Major Club :  Parma, Caps : 63 Games (35 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1998, 2002, 2006  (8 Games/ 4 goals)
Professional Score Record  : 256 Goals/ 541 Games
Club Honours : 3 Times Italian Series A, 1 Time Copa Italia
3 Times Argentina Apertura, 1 Time Premier League
1996 Copa Libertadores Cup, 1999 UEFA cup
International Honours :  2007 Copa America Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1996 Olympic Game Top Scorer
Top Scorer : 1 Time Argentinean League, 1 Time Series A
2002 CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup Qualification Top Scorer
2006 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
                                                       Class :  Prince Gold

4. Herminio Masantonio

Date of Birth  : 5 August 1910
Position :  Fast Striker, Height  : 176  cm
Major Club : Huracan, Caps : 19 Games (21 Goals)
World Cup Participation : None
Professional Score Record : 254 Goals/ 349 Games
Club Honours : None
International Honours : 
2 Times Copa America Winners (1935,1942)
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Copa America Top Scorer
Class : Prince Gold




5. Sergio Aguero

Date Of Birth  : 2 June 1988
Position : Forward
Height : 173 cm, Caps  :  55 Games (21 Goals)
Major Club : Atletico Madrid, Manchester City
World Cup Participation : 2010, 2014
International Honours : 2014 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Club Honours   :  2 Times English Premier League
2010 UEFA Europa League
1986 Copa Libertadores Cup
Individual Achievement  :  2008 La Liga Foreign Player of The Year
Class : Prince Silver


6. Bernabe Feyreyra

Date Of Birth  :  12 February 1909
Position :  Fast Striker, Height : 172 cm
Major Club :  River Plate, Caps : 4 Games (No Goal)
World Cup Participation  : None
Professional Score Record  :  232 Goals/ 228 Games
Club Honours : 8 Times Argentina Champions
International Honours    :    None
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Argentinean League Top Scorer
1932 South American League Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver



7. Domingo Tarasconi

Date Of Birth  : 20 December 1903
Position :  Fast Striker, Height :  173 cm
Major Club :  Boca Juniors
Caps  :  24 Games (18 Goals) 
World Cup Participation  :  None
Amateur Scores Record : 183 Goals/ 218 Games
Club Honours :  5 Times Argentina Champions
International Honours : 
3 Times Copa America Winners (1925,1927,1929)
Individual Achievement : 3 Times Argentinean League Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver



8. Roberto Cherro

Date Of Birth  : 23 February 1907
Position : Forward, Height : 170 cm
Major Club : Boca Juniors
Caps :  16 Games (13 Goals) 
World Cup Participation  :  1930 (1 Game)
Professional Scores Record : 221 Goals/ 305 Games
Club Honours  :  5 Times Argentina Champion
International Honours    : 1929 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement  :  3 Times Argentinian League Top Scorer
Boca Juniors All-Time Top Scorer
Class     : Prince Silver


9. Carlos Bianchi

Date Of Birth  :  26 April 1949
Position :  Target Striker, Height : 178 cm
Major Club :  Velez Sarsfield, Stade De Reims
Caps :  14 Games (7 Goals)      
World Cup Participation/International Honours : None
Professional Scores Record : 393 Goals/ 562 Goals
Club Honours :  1 Time Argentina League
Individual Achievement  :  Velez Sarsfield All-Time Top Scorer
5 Time French League All-Time Most Top Scorers
3 Times Argentinian League Top Scorer
1974 French League Foreign Player of The Year
Class  : Prince Silver

10. Hector Yazalde

Date of Birth  :  29 May 1946
Position :  Target Striker, Height : 176  cm
Major Club :  Independiente, Sporting Lisbon
Caps  : 10 Games (2 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1974
Professional Score Record  : 256 Goals/ 393 Games
Club Honours :  2 Times Argentinian League, 1 Time French Cup
1 Time Portuguese League, 1 Time Portuguese Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : 1970 Argentinean Footballer of The Year
2 Times Portuguese League Top Scorer
1974 European Golden Shoe, World League Top Scorer
Portuguese Liga All-Time Higest Scorer in a Single Season
                                                           Class : Prince Silver


Table of Positional Ranking

Goalkeeper
Defensive Lateral
Central Defender
1. Ubaldo Fillol
2. Amadeo Carrizo
3. Americo Tesoriere
4. Antonio Roma
5. Augustin Cejas
6. Rogelio Dominguez
7. Hugo Gatti
8. Sergio Goychchea
9. Miguel Angel Santaro
10. Julio Cozzi


1. Javier Zanetti
2. Silvio Marzolini
3. Alberto Tarantini
4. Carlos Sosa
5. Jorge Olguin
6. Enrique Wolff
7. Jorge Carrascosa
8. Juan Pablo Sorin
9. Francisco Olazar
10. Francisco Sa
11. Julio Olarticochea
12. Norberto Yacono
13. Angel Bargas
14. Gabriel Heinze
15. Federico Vairo
16. Pedro Arico Suarez

1. Daniel Passarella
2. Robert Perfumo
3. Oscar Ruggeri
4. Roberto Ayala
5. Walter Samuel
6. Jose Salomon
7. Pedro Dellacha
8. Nestor Sensini
9. Jorge Griffa
10. Jose Ramos Delgado
11. Ludovico Bidoglio
12. Rafael Abrecht
13. Osvaldo Piazza 
14. Jose Luis Brown
15. Federico Sacchi
16. Luis Galvan 
17. Angel Bargas
18. Ricardo Vaghi
19. Francisco Lombardo
20. Fabrizio Coloccini

Defensive Midfielder
Playmaker
Advanced Midfielder
1. Luis Monti
2. Fernando Redondo
3. Nestor Rossi
4. Osvaldo Ardiles
5. Javier Mascherano
6. Antonio Rattin
7. Diego Simeone
8. Esteban Cambiasso 
9. Americo Gallego
10. Ernesto Lazzatti
11. Claudio Marangoni
12. Angel Perucca
13. Mattias Almeyda
14. Juan Barbas
15. Natalio Pescia
16. Eliseo Mourino
17. Ricardo Giusti
18. Sergio Batista
19. Jose Basualdo
20. Migue Angel Raimondo
.
1. Juan Roman Riquelme 
2. Ricardo Bochini     
3. Juan Sebastian Veron
4. Miguel Brindisi 
5. Jorge Burruchaga     
6. Omar Pastoriza
7. Carlos Barbington
8. Marcelo Gallardo
9. Mario Zanablia
10. Jose Maria Minella

1. Diego Maradona
2. Jose Manuel Moreno
3. Adolfo Pedernera
4. Omar Sivori
5. Antonio Sastre
6. Rinaldo Martino
7. Manuel Ferreira
8. Norberto Alonso 
9.  Ariel Ortega
10. Hector Rial
11. Ermindo Onega
12. Humberto Maschio 
13. Ernesto Grillo
14. Norberto Mendez
15. Pablo Aimar
16. Claudio Borghi
17. Alberto Marcico


Offensive Lateral
Forward
Striker
1. Raimundo Orsi
2. Felix Loustau
3. Omar Corbatta
4. Carlos Peucelle
5.  Rene Houseman
6. Oscar Mas
7. Daniel Bertoni
8. Enrique Garcia
9. Angel Di Maria
10. Vicente De La Mata
11. Manuel Pellegrina
12. Juan Ramon Veron
13. Juan Jose Lopez
14. Juan Carlos Munoz
15. Enrique Guaita
16. Ruben Ayala
17. Rodolfo Fischer
18. Hector De Bourgoing


1. Lionel Messi
2. Alfredo Di Stefano
3. Mario Kempes
4. Angel Labruna
5. Jose Sanfilippo
6. Carlos Tevez
7. Manuel Seoane
8. Antonio Angelillo
9. Ramon Diaz
10. Alberto Ohaco
11. Francisco Varallo
12. Jorge Valdano
13. Claudio Caniggia
14. Alejandro Scopelli
15. Claudio Lopez
16. Mario Boye
17. Pedro Ochoa


Manager

1. Helenio Herrera
2. Guillermo Stabile
3. Carlos Bianchi
4. Juan Carlos Lorenzo 
5. Luis Carniglia
6. Jose Maria Minella

1. Gabriel Batistuta
2. Angel Labruna
3. Luis Artime
4. Rene Pontoni
5. Hernan Crespo
6. Herminio Monsantonio
7. Sergio Aguero
8. Bernabe Ferreyra
9. Domingo Tarasconi
10. Roberto Cherro
11. Carlos Bianchi
12. Hector Yazalde
13. Gonzalo Higuain
14. Martin Pelermo
15. Delio Onnis
16. Julio Libonatti
17. Diego Milito
18. Hector Scotta
19. Gullermo Stabile      
20. Jaime Sarlanga
21. Leopoldo Luque
22. Daniel Onega
23. Eliseo Brown
24. Mario Rodriguez
25. Javier Saviola


The Greatest Argentinian Players of the Era

10s : Alberto Ohaco
20s : Manuel Seoane
30s : Luis Monti (1st Half), Anotonio Sastre (2nd Half)
40s : Jose Manuel Moreno (1st Half), Adolfo Pedernera (2nd Half)
50s : Alfredo Di Stefano
60s : Omar Sivori (1st Half), Luis Artime (2nd Half)
70s : Rene Houseman (1st Half), Daniel Passarella (2nd Half)
80s : Diego Maradona
90s : Fernando Redondo (1st Half), Gabriel Batistuta (2nd Half)
00s : Juan Roman Riquelme (1st Half), Lionel Messi (2nd Half) 
2010s : Lionel Messi (1st Half)




The Greatest Argentinian Footballers of All-Time

1. Diego Maradona
2. Lionel Messi
3. Alfredo Di Stefano
4. Jose Manuel Moreno
5. Adolfo Pedernera
6. Daniel Passarella
7. Omar Sivori
8. Luis Monti
9. Antonio Sastre
10. Fernando Redondo
11. Ubaldo Fillol 
12. Raimundo Orsi
13. Juan Roman Riquelme
14. Javier Zanetti
15. Gabriel Batistuta
16. Ricardo Bochini
17. Omar Corbatta
18. Carlos Peucelle
19. Angel Labruna
20. Mario Kempes



50 comments:

  1. Anonymous4/10/14

    Passarella´s class must be Queen Gold, Redondo must be Queen Silver, Ardiles must be Queen Bronze, Bochini must be Queen Silver (higher than Riquelme) and Seoane must be Queen Bronze. And I think that Herminio Masantonio or Bernabé Ferreyra have his class wrong.

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    1. Redondo's class is not same as that of Positional Hall of Fame for the different criteria. Here give more important in peak's player performance. Seoane has bee rated down after I found he had short prime career. Other than that has been revised.

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  2. I saw that on xtratime site you put batistuta in top xi instead of pedernera..why have you changed idea?

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    1. Because there are too many forwards in case Batigoal is included, will let inequivalent formation. As Maradona, Di Stefano and Moreno are more attacking players than just base on midfield area, Pedernera will fulfill more centralized of the tactic within the team.

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  3. Dear, Readers

    I have added profile of Hugo Gatti in the museum as a result from review in El Grafico Rating.

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    1. Hi, I see a little mistake in "Major Club" of Hugo Gatti, you put Independiente and the correct club it´s Boca Juniors. Just a detail. Amazing work, terrific blog. A reply of a fan of Independiente!
      PD: In the eleven historical squad of Independiente I think Néstor Clausen and Hugo Villaverde must be in the team (in the place of Olguín and Delgado). And I suggest also to include Daniel Bertoni (exclude Marangoni, put Antonio Sastre in defensive midfield and in the right can be Bertoni), the greatest "socio" of the "bocha" BOCHINI, the legend of Avellaneda!

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    2. OK, As I rechecked, Rogelio Delgado played for Independiente in a few years so I have replaced him by Villaverde. Marangoni was a world-class player in one Argentinian league eseasonrated by El Grafico and I don’t think CM is the conversant position of Sastre.

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  4. I really don´t know the best position of Sastre because I only heard that he was an impressive polyfunctional player ( I read in some matches he was goalkeeper haha). Of course Marangoni was very important in the Independiente´s 80´s squad, it´s very dificult to include the best players in history in just 11 places. Keep going Naratorn, don´t give up!

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  5. Anonymous4/7/15

    Argentina was runner-up in 1930 World Cup.

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  6. Anonymous9/7/15

    Messi should be in front of di Stefano according to your scores.

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  7. Anonymous26/11/15

    Player number 3 above should be Silvio Marzolini. You have him as Javier Zanetti.

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  8. Anonymous2/12/15

    Surprised not to see Claudio Cannigia included.

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    1. He had only two qualified domestic seasons in Series A according to Media rating and once Argentinian domestic season. Standard of Player profile in this museum is set for at least five international-class seasons with some international performance in NT career.

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  9. Bruno Lima4/12/15

    Cláudio López deserved to be in the list of left-winger. IMO.

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    1. He was a left-side forward not a pure winger as he was not a great creator or crossing and his position is also not a left-winger in 4-4-2 system.

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  10. Rúben "El Ratón" Ayala?

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    1. I'm not sure. He was not called to play for Argentina any longer after his 24 years old. That seems too short prime.

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  11. Anonymous5/1/16

    Naratorn, How about Roberto Abbondanzieri? I think he deserves 'Positional Ranking of Argentinean footballers'. He won Argentinean Apertura 4 times and Clausura 3. and he won 4 Copa Libertadores. Also Abbondanzieri earned 49 caps and achieved 2 runner-ups in copa america. Furthermore, he won Zamora trophy with Getafe.

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  12. Anonymous11/3/16

    Angel di Maria must be added he had enough top class seasons with Benfica, Real MAdrid and is again very strong with Paris SG. He was strong at last world cup and at least deserve to be included at positional ranking.

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    1. Anonymous14/8/16

      I second this. Di Maria was the best player of the year in 2014 apart from CR7 being named Argentine player of the year even above Messi.
      This Season he was rated by whoscored as the 7th best player across all the top 5 leagues.

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    2. Anonymous14/8/16

      Where is Juan Barbas? He was named twice La Liga Foreign Player of the Year! Surely he deserves to be in the positional ranking.

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    3. As I check, he should have been qualified. In DBScalcio, he obtain equal or over 6.15 in 4 seasons with two great la liga seasons as you mentioned. Thanks for suggestion.

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    4. OK, I agree for Di Maria. Although he has only 4.5 qualified domestic seasons, some of them were rated in World-class and his international achievement is qualified conveniently.

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    5. Anonymous18/8/16

      Forgot to add Di Maria?

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  13. with Messi and Maradoona how do you lose?? Here is the Crazy Soccer culture in Buenos Aires (FC San Lorenzo) I recently experienced. Hope you enjoy :)

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  14. Anonymous13/10/16

    Hugo Gatti was a goalkeeper. Why the score record?

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    1. He was famous for his acrobatic style but he was inconsistent in the major part of his career.

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  15. Anonymous14/10/16

    And Gatti played way more than 362 games

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  16. Anonymous24/10/16

    Naratorn, Do you know the whole members of 'AFA Hall of fame'?

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    1. There are 24 played for the 2010 update list. Please find in http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/afa-hall-of-fame-24-players.1358812/

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  17. Anonymous14/1/17

    How in the world is Messi only ''King Silver'' when Di Stefano is King gold??? that makes absolutely no sense. Messi is highly regarded as being better than Di Stefano by everyone, and some even the best ever. Maybe you just didn't update in a long time, but Messi should for sure be king gold.

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  18. Anonymous21/6/17

    Why Perfumo is above Ruggeri now?

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    1. I would copy my comments on Bigsoccer for this movement.

      Now I become agree to replace Ruggeri by Perfumo in all-time Argentine XI. I admit I forgot to check the club rating for Perfumo in a related thread here although it is not available in all seasons.

      Roberto Perfumo

      1976 International-Class (Rating below 6.5)
      1975 World-Class (3rd Best Player of the ARG League)
      1974 Missing
      1973 International-Class (Rating 7.4, 5th Best central defender of the BRA League)
      1972 Missing
      1971 International-Class (Rating 7.2, 3rd Best central defender of the BRA League)
      1970 International-Class or National Level (Below top 8 best player at 6.4 point but not know exact rating)
      1969 World-Class (2rd Best Player of the ARG League)
      1964 - 1968 The period is his NT apperances but no El Grafico rating in the thread

      Oscar Ruggeri

      1985 Missing (made only 13 appearance)
      1986 At least International-Class (South American team of the year and 9th South American footballer of the year)
      1987 Probably International-Class (He appeared only 18 games below El Grafico standard for calculation).
      1988 national Level
      1989 World-Class (Don Balon Rating)
      1990 national Level
      1991 World-Class (South American and Argentine footballer of the year)
      1992 International-Class (Rating 6.22, made only 24 appearances)
      1993 National Level

      Although Ruggeri is clearly better in national team performance, his club performance is too fluctuated and got some injury that effected on his body condition. For Perfumo, if all seasons will finally be provided here, I'm inquisitive whether he will be named in top 50 defenders of all-time after re-implementation.

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    2. Which sources do you use to check the ratings of Argentinian players?
      Anyway, I think you still forgot to add Di María between the wingers.

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    3. El Grafico rating in Bigsoccer.com It has been updating by members.
      Lol, I can't believe I have omitted Di Maria.

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    4. Thanks! Could you maybe pass me the link? I can't find it!

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    5. http://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/primera-divisi%C3%B3n-rankings-of-argentinean-football.1862688/

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  19. Anonymous1/7/17

    You put Tarantini twice (in the squad and in the reserves).

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  20. Anonymous30/7/17

    According to your 9x100 ranking, Mascherano has to be above Rattin now.

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  21. Anonymous3/9/17

    Hello there! :) is there a chance that you can make a regional squad of a combined Argentina and Uruguay? those two countries share so many things. Most of their population are from Italian immigrants. They politically are very very close and similar. Also it would be more fair since Argentina is constantly compared to Brazil, which is not quite fair since they have like 5 times as big of a population as Argentina has. Adding a combined ARG and URU would make sense in so many ways. Anyways, it wouldn't hurt, right? the more stuff on the blog, the better! :) You got quite a lot of articles and such, and it's totally up to you, I just made this suggestion/idea since I personally think it should be done in some way. Hope to hear back! thank you so much

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    1. Sorry for late reply. I clearly understand your idea but the zonal union has been created in order to group a small to middle nations that located adjacently. Argentina is not matched with this purpose as it is one of the best football nations. Thanks anyway.

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    2. Anonymous16/9/17

      Hmm alright, but then I don't really get it. You made a region with UK, and Ireland Scotland Wales and England is clearly strong enough on their own. You did this for Iberia as well. I am a little confused to why a regional union can be made for those, which are all strong nations, but one for Argentina and Uruguay can't be? they are culturally very close, and located right beside each other. A region like rest of latin america makes no sense to me, since Uruguay is not a neighbouring country to Peru, Ecuador and so on.
      Not trying to be disrespectful at all, really just trying to understand what you mean, cause after waht you just wrote, it makes no sense to why you got regional unions with countries that are very strong by themselves.

      Thank you, hope for a reply! keep up the good work!

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    3. Actually your idea is interesting but I think Southern cone would be more convinced and the following problem is how to identify Northern part properly as they have no great players enough to set the competitive positional ranking alone. Uruguay is already merged with other middle to small Latin american nations in all-time rest of the Latin Americas team. The main criteria to set union is to standardize competitiveness of positional ranking lists between union or big nations

      Not likes UK case, the United Kingdom is an official union country as they have an exist team in Olympic games so they even have the most complete identity of union among the unions I have created.

      For Iberia, only Spain has no great legends enough to be made a competitive positional ranking

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    4. Anonymous21/9/17

      Ah okay I understand now! thanks for the quick reply, and sorry for my late reply here. However I still fail to see why Uruguay is merged with the other nations, since they are not even neighbours to any of them, and also they have nothing in common with the rest of the latin countries other than the same language(Spanish). I do understand that it's to create better squads that can compete with the rest though.

      About the UK, yes it makes sense you did that, but Republic of Ireland is not a part of the UK still, they are an independent country.

      It would just make me so happy to see you do a merger between Argentina and Uruguay.. Arguay? haha, but yeah.. I really hope you do it one day since it makes so much sense. They have so much in common I am surprised they are not one single nation yet.

      Absolutely great work Naratorn! Hope to see the blog grow even bigger, you are a true football expert.

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    5. Thanks for such a compliment. I'll surely keep your request in case I would find better solution in the future.

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  22. Dont you think that Riquelme has to be in substitution at least? He is the best pure playmaker form Argentina, because Sastre and Pedernera are more offensive midfielders.

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    1. I think Pedernera could play as a pure playmaker effectively since he was a main creator of La Maquina and got himself down to the deep area.

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    2. Ok. And for you, who was more skilled, Pedernera, Bochini or Riquelme? For me is Riquelme, but I want to know your opinion.

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    3. There is no footage evidence enough to decide accurately but the article describes Pedernera was complete could perform as both playmaker and advanced midfielder and his scoring record during his peak is remarkable. Riquelme is more pure playmaker who is not expert in going forward straight to the front-line.

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