Juan Román Riquelme




Juan Román Riquelme (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxwan roˈman riˈkelme]; born 24 June 1978) is a retired Argentine professional footballer and current 2nd vice-president of Argentine Club Atlético Boca Juniors, where he is also responsible of the football department, including youth academy and women’s sections.[1]

Being his position on the field attacking midfielder, he spent most of his career with Boca Juniors, where he won ten titles, but also had a significant spell in Spain with Villarreal; additionally, he played for Barcelona and Argentinos Juniors in Spain and Argentina, respectively.

Riquelme was named the Argentine Footballer of the Year four times.[2] An Argentine international for 11 years, Riquelme represented the nation at the 2006 World Cup and two Copa América tournaments, reaching the final in the 2007 edition; he also participated in the 2005 Confederations with Argentina, reaching the final, and he led his country as captain to win a Gold medal at the 2008 Olympics.

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