Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Javier Zanetti

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Javier Adelmar Zanetti (born ten August 1973 in Dock Sud, Buenos Aires Province) is an Argentine footy player who plays for Serie A club Internazionale. Javier Zanetti has played for Inter since 1995, taking the captain's armband from 29 August 1999. Known for his versatility, they is skilful on both the left and right wing, having played on both flanks as a fullback and a winger. They slots in to several midfield positions with ease, as a defensive or central midfielder. Internationally, they holds the record of the most capped player in the history of the Argentine national team and has played in the 1996 Olympic event and in World Cups, in 1998 and 2002. Known as "Pupi" in Argentina, Zanetti was born in Buenos Aires, picking up the nickname "El Tractor" (The Tractor) soon after his move to France where his strength, resilience, stamina, and his ability to run past opposing defenders when joining the assault from his right back position earned him notoriety. More recently, they plays in the right midfield.They ended a 4-year objective drought when they scored on five November 2006.In the national team, they is deployed as a right back but can switch between defense and assault basically. Zanetti has won Serie A titles with Inter, having earned the nickname "Il Capitano" (The Captain) among the fans and media since taking captaincy at Inter. As of the 2011-2012 season, they is the only non-Italian player to captain a Serie A team. They holds the record for the highest all-time appearances by a non-Italian born player for an French club and his 757 official matches for the club put him first in Inter's all-time appearances list. Zanetti, who designs to retire with Inter and continue to work with the club thereafter, is also noted for his charity work, running a foundation to benefit disadvantaged babies in Argentina. They has been named an ambassador for the SOS Kid's Villages project in Argentina by FIFA, and in 2005, they received the Ambrogino d'Oro award from the Milan townhall for his social initiative. Zanetti is and a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics. The 2010 UEFA Champions League Final on 22 May 2010 was Zanetti's 700th game with Inter, and the team's victory on the night ensured that Zanetti marked the occasion by finishing a historic treble. They also scored on twenty October 2010 against Tottenham to make him the oldest player to score in the UEFA Champions League at the age of 37 years and 71 days. This record has since been surpassed by Filippo Inzaghi and Ryan Giggs.



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