In can hardly be denied that Argentina national team is one of strongest football teams in the world. They won the world cup twice (1978 FIFA World Cup and 1986 FIFA World Cup). Argentina is also home to “The Golden Boy” Maradona and many other soccer stars. Here are top 10 most famous Argentine players in the world.
Fernando Redondo has his real name, Fernando Carlos Redondo Neri. He was born on July 6, 1969, in Adrogué, Buenos Aires. This Argentine player plays in the defensive midfield position. Ferna Fernando Carlos Redondo Neri is one of the best midfielders that Argentine football has ever had.
Redondo won the title of the best UEFA Champions League player in the 1999-2000 season. He also won the best player award at the FIFA Confederations Cup 1992. However, for some reason, he only attended the 1994 World Cup in America. Diego Maradona judged that he and Gabriel Batistuta were the best players after Diego Maradona’s generation.
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Angel Amadeo Labruna
Angel Amadeo Labruna was born September 28, 1918, died on September 20, 1983. He was not only a Argentine player but also a Argentine coach. He plays in the forward position. He is one of Argentina players who scored the most goals (with 295 goals scored in official matches). Especially, he is considered one of the best South American football players in his generation.
Daniel Alberto Passarella was born on May 25, 1953 in Chacabuco, Buenos Aires. He is a former Argentine midfielder and a former Argentina coach. Besides, he is also a former coach of the Uruguayan national football team. In 2004, Daniel Alberto Passarella was voted by Pelé as one of 125 living football legends on the FIFA 100 list. Daniel Passarella helped Argentina won the 1978 World Cup.
Daniel Alberto Passarella
Ubaldo Matasy Fillol was born on July 21, 1950. He is nicknamed el Pato. He is an Argentine football coach and a former goalkeeper. He almost spent his entire career playing for Argentina clubs. He was voted the best goalkeeper. Ubaldo Matasy Fillol is often considered one of the greatest goalkeepers of Latin America and the best Argentine goalkeeper ever.
Gabriel Omar Batistuta was born on February 1, 1969. He is a former professional football player and he is considered one of the best players in Argentine football history in particular and world football in general.
Gabriel Omar Batistuta began his career in 1988 at the Newell’s Old Boys club of Argentina. A year later, he moved to the River Plate club and in 1990 he moved to the Boca Juniors club. Gabriel Omar Batistuta also helped Argentina’s national team win two Copa America titles in 1991 and 1993.
In 2004, Gabriel Omar Batistuta was selected as one of the 125 living legends of world football by Pelé. In 2005, he decided to retire.
Omar Sivori was born on October 2, 1935, died on February 17, 2005. He was a striker and a coach. Omar Sivori began his career at River Plate in 1952, when he was 17 years old. In fact, he and River won many titles in the time he plays in his country. Omar Sivori is one of 10 Argentine players in the list of 125 best players in the world published by FIFA according to Pele’s choice. Besides, he was awarded the Golden Ball by France Football magazine.
In 1961, he was voted the best player in Europe. He decided to retire in 1968. Later, he returned to Argentina as coach for Rosario Central and River Plate.
Mario Alberto Kempes was born on July 15, 1954 in Bell Ville, Córdoba. He is a former Argentine footballer, he was a striker. His father, Mario, was also a football player. When he was 7 years old, he started playing for the youth team and when he was 14, he joined La Cuarta de Talleres.
With 24 and 28 goals in two seasons 1976-77, he twice won the title of ” Top Goal Scorer” in La Liga. During his career, Kempes scored 20 goals in 43 appearances for his national team. He was present at the 1974 World Cup, World Cup 1978, World Cup 1982. In 1978 he was awarded the Best Player of South America. He is also listed on the list of 125 best living players selected by Pelé in March 2004.
Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi Cuccittini was born on June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina. He is often known as “Lionel Messi”. He is an Argentine player. At the present age, he is playing as a striker for Barcelona club and Argentina national football team. He is not only one of the best players in the world today but also one of the best players of all time.
He is also the owner of many noble titles such as the European Golden Ball 2009, FIFA’s 2009 Best Player, FIFA Golden Ball in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
Alfredo di Stéfano
Alfredo di Stéfano was born on July 4, 1926 in Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, died on July 7, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. He is a former football player and a former coach. His career is tied to Real Madrid club. Alfredo di Stéfano also played for 3 national teams including Argentina, Colombia and Spain.
Di Stéfano is nicknamed “Saeta rubia”. He was enrolled in the International Football Hall of Fame. It can hardly be denied that he is a strong striker with great fitness. He is one of the three best scorers of all time in the history of Spanish national championship (La Liga), with 228 goals in 329 matches.
Di Stéfano was chosen by the Spanish Royal Football Federation as the golden player of Spanish football. He is also considered the most prominent player of Spanish football in the past 50 years. He was selected by Pelé on the list of 125 living legends of world football in March 2004.
Diego Armando Maradona was born October 30, 1960 in Buenos Aires. He is a former Argentine player. He has participated in the World Cup many times and received many noble titles, including the title “Player of the Century” voted by online audiences. He played for Argentina national team 91 times and scored 34 goals. He helped Argentina’s national team win the 1986 World Cup; at the same time, he won the title of “Best Player” in this tournament.
Another, Maradona is also famous for lack of Fair Play style. He scored by hand in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final. He used stimulants and was suspended for 15 months in 1991.
Above are the 10 best players in the history of Argentina football. They are the ones who make great contributions to their national football and world football.