Diego Armando Maradona is an Argentine former football player, and current manager of the Argentine national team. He finished first in an internet vote for the FIFA Player of the Century award, and he shared the award with Pelé. Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Sevilla, Newell's Old Boys and Napoli, setting world-record contract fees.
Javier Pedro Saviola Fernández (born 11 December 1981) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays as a striker for Benfica in the Portuguese Liga. Known for his speed and ability to score from almost any position, he is also an Argentine international, and was named, as the youngest player, to Pelé's FIFA 100 list of the 125 greatest living footballers. Saviola also holds Spanish nationality.
Osvaldo César Ardiles (born 3 August 1952 in Córdoba Province), often referred to in Britain as Ossie Ardiles, is a football coach and former midfielder who won the 1978 World Cup as part of the Argentinian national team. A competitive and skilled midfielder, he became a cult hero in England, along with Glenn Hoddle and compatriot Ricardo Villa, as a player for Tottenham Hotspur.
Hernán Jorge Crespo (born 5 July 1975) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Parma of the Italian Serie A. Crespo has scored over 300 goals in a career spanning 17 years. His honours include an Olympic Games silver medal, a Copa Libertadores, and an English Premier League title.
Gabriel Omar Batistuta (born 1 February 1969), nicknamed Batigol, is a former professional footballer. The prolific Argentine striker played most of his club football at Fiorentina in Italy, and he is the ninth top scorer of all time in the Italian Serie A league, with 184 goals in 318 matches. On the international level, he is the all-time highest scorer for Argentina's national team, with 56 goals in 78 national team matches, and he represented his country at three World Cups.
Mario Alberto Kempes is an Argentine former footballstriker. His father, Mario, who was also a football player, inspired him to play from a young age. At the age of 7 years, he began playing with a junior team and at 14 he joined la cuarta de Talleres. He is most famous for playing for Valencia and being the focal point of Argentina's 1978 World Cup win.
Daniel Alberto Passarella is a former Argentine football centre back and former manager of the Argentine and Uruguayan national football teams. He was captain of the Argentina team that won the 1978 World Cup. He's currently the President of River Plate.
Enrique Omar Sívori (2 October 1935 – 17 February 2005) was an Argentine football striker and manager. He is known for his time with the successful Juventus side during the late 1950s and early 1960s. At club level he also played for River Plate and Napoli. On the international level, he first appeared for the Argentine national team, winning the Copa América. Later in his career, he played for the Italian national team and took part in some of the 1962 World Cup.
Alfredo Di Stéfano Laulhé, born into a family of Italian immigrants from Capri, is an Argentine - Spanish former footballer and coach, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He is most associated with Real Madrid and was instrumental in their domination of the European Champions' Cup during the 1950s, a period in which the club won the trophy in five consecutive seasons from 1956.
Javier Adelmar Zanetti (born 10 August 1973) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays as a Midfielder for Inter Milan, of which he has been part since 1995 and the captain since 1999. Known for his versatility, he can play as a Right back, Left Back and as a Defender. He is the most capped player in the history of the Argentine national team and has played in the 1996 Olympic tournament and in two World Cups, in 1998 and 2002.
José Omar Pastoriza (born on 23 May 1942 in Rosario - died on 2 August 2004 in Buenos Aires) was a football midfielder for Independiente, AS Monaco, and the Argentina national football team, as well as manager for many teams including the Venezuelan national team.
Carlos Alberto Tévez (born Carlos Alberto Martínez on 5 February 1984) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Manchester City. He has previously played for Boca Juniors, Corinthians, West Ham United and Manchester United. He transferred to Manchester City in the 2009–10 summer transfer window, becoming the first player to move between the two Manchester clubs since 1999.
Roberto Fabián Ayala (born 14 April 1973 in Paraná, Argentina), nicknamed El Ratón is an Argentine footballer. Regarded as one of the best central defenders, he has been captain of the Argentine national team for more matches than anyone else. He has captained 63 matches and has played in three World Cups. Ayala made 115 international appearances, only Javier Zanetti having more caps for Argentina.
Fabricio Coloccini (born 22 January 1982) is an Argentine football defender who currently plays for Newcastle United and the Argentine national team. At the age of 28, Coloccini has already represented numerous football clubs, however it was his successful spell at Deportivo La Coruña where he earned his reputation as a top-level defender. After beginning his career at Boca Juniors in his native Argentina, Coloccini attracted the attention of AC Milan.
Pablo César Aimar Giordano (born 3 November 1979 in Río Cuarto, Córdoba) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Sport Lisboa e Benfica in the Portuguese first division. An attacking midfielder with a vast array of skills, he also holds a Spanish passport.
Juan Sebastián Verón (born 9 March 1975 in La Plata) is an Argentine professional football player who currently plays as the captain and midfielder for Estudiantes de La Plata in the Argentine first division. Verón's career started in Estudiantes, continued in Argentina's Boca Juniors, and included stints in several Serie A clubs, and England's Manchester United and Chelsea. In 2006, Verón returned to Estudiantes, where he is team captain.
Francisco Antonio "Pancho" Varallo (born February 5, 1910) is a former football player for Argentina and is the only person still living who participated in the first FIFA World Cup, which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. He also played in the final match of the competition.
Guillermo Stábile (January 17, 1905 - December 27, 1966) was an Argentine footballer and coach. On club level Stábile won two national championships with CA Huracán and played in Italy and France. He was the top-striker of the first World Cup 1930. As coach he led Argentina to victory at six Copa Américas and the suburban Buenos Aires side Racing Club to three league titles.
César Fabián "Chelito" Delgado Godoy (born August 18, 1981 in Rosario) is an Argentine footballer. He plays for Lyon. His nickname is derived from that of Marcelo Delgado (known as "El Chelo") because of their same last name.