Popular Football Player Javier Zanetti

Javier Zanetti

Javier Zanetti was born on the 10th of August, 1973 at Dock Sud, Buenos Aires. He was a former Argentine football player and used to play for Serie A club at the Inter Milan. The player holds the record of being the most capped player in the history of Argentine football national team and has also played for his team in the Olympics held in 1996. He also participated in two World Cups that were held in 1998 and 2002. He was given a nickname of ‘El Tractor’ after he moved on to Italy because of his ability to make a quick run from the defenders of the opposing team.

Javier Zanetti played his debut game for the team against Chile on the 16th of November, 1994. He was coached by Daniel Passarella. He has also represented argentine in two FIFA World Cups of 1998 and 2002. E won a silver medal in Atlanta in the Summer Olympics in the year 1996. In the 1998 FIFA World Cup he cleanly finished off a free kick against Juan Sebastian Veron making the score at 2-2 against England. The match was won by Argentina on penalties by 4-3 however; the team lost the quarter finals against Netherlands. Javier Zanetti made his 100th cap by helping his team win the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2005 against Mexico. He also managed o pick the Man of the Match award in this game. He was also [resented with the prestigious National Giuseppe Prisco Award and was made the captain of the Argentina team after the retirement of Ayala.

Inter Milan Football Club

by on May 20, 2010
in Football Clubs

Inter Milan FC

The actual name of Inter Milan is “Football Club Internazionale Milano”, commonly known as Internazionale or Inter Milan (the latter to non Italian fans). This is a famous club from Milan, Italy. Their traditional color is black and blue. Since 1908 they have been playing in Italian First Division football. Inter Milan have won 17 Italian league titles. The home ground of Inter Milan is Giuseppe Meazza stadium. This stadium is also known as “San Siro”, which is a district of Milan. It is the largest stadium in Italy. Its capacity is approximately 80,000. Since 1926, Inter Milan has been using this place to play their matches.

One of the founders of Inter Milan was a painter. His name was Giorgio Muggiani. He was the designer of the first Inter Milan logo. Since 1908, they have worn blue and black stripes.

The owner and president of this team is Massimo Morati, while the present coach is Jose Mourinho from Portugal. They are in the first position of the Italian Serie A 2009-10. The captain of this team is Javier Zanetti. They will play the UEFA Champions League final match against Bayern Munich on the 23rd of May. Inter Milan football club is one of the best and most popular clubs world wide. 

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