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Zanetti Javier Biography

Javier Adelmar Zanetti is anArgentine footballer who plays for Serie A club Inter Milan. Known for his versatility, he is adept on both the left and right wing, having played on both flanks as a fullback as well as a winger. Javier Zanetti has played for Inter since 1995, taking the captain's armband from 29 August 1999. In the national team, he is deployed as a right back but is able to switch between defense and attack easily. Zanetti has won five Serie A titles with Inter, having earned the nickname "Il Capitano" (The Captain) among the fans and media since taking captaincy at Inter. He holds the record for the highest all-time appearances by a non-Italian born player for an Italian club and his 757 official matches for the club put him first in Inter's all-time appearances list. 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 completing a historic treble. He also scored on 20 October 2010 against Tottenham Hotspur to make him the oldest player to score in the UEFA Champions League. Internationally, he holds the record of the most capped player in the history of the Argentine national team and has played in the1996 Olympic tournament and in two World Cups, in 1998 and 2002. He has been named an ambassador for the SOS Children's Villages project in Argentina by FIFA, and in 2005, he received the Ambrogino d'Oro award from the Milantownhall for his social initiative.

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Inter Milan 1997/1998: Where are they now?
Inter Milan 1997/1998: Where are they now?
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Inter’s young guns are impressing, but shadows of past glories still loom large
Inter’s young guns are impressing, but shadows of past glories still loom large
Inter's future is bright, but they still have a long road back to the top of the footballing tree.
Moments that defined a genius: Thierry Henry at San Siro
Moments that defined a genius: Thierry Henry at San Siro
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10 greatest football captains of all time
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Carles Puyol ignores Cristiano Ronaldo while naming the toughest XI he has played against
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Mauro Icardi at war with Inter ultras, could be stripped off captaincy
Mauro Icardi at war with Inter ultras, could be stripped off captaincy
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10 famous 'One-club men' in football
10 famous 'One-club men' in football
Famous players who loyally served one club for a majority of their professional careers.
6 legends to have never won the Copa America
6 legends to have never won the Copa America
The Copa America kicks off on the 4th of June, 2016 in the USA.
Inter Milan launch academy programme in Beijing
Inter Milan launch academy programme in Beijing
Inter Academy will cooperate with Yihai Group to set up the club's third academy in China.
Javier Zanetti feels that Lionel Messi doesn't need a World Cup to be better than Diego Maradona
Javier Zanetti feels that Lionel Messi doesn't need a World Cup to be better than Diego Maradona
The former Inter captain believes that a comparison is pointless as both the stars are unique in their own way.
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw
The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League draw unravelled in Switzerland on Monday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon
Video: That moment when 39-year-old Javier Zanetti goes on a 80m run
Video: That moment when 39-year-old Javier Zanetti goes on a 80m run
Forget Gareth Bale and Lionel Messi! 39-year-old Javier Zanetti will teach you how to do a lightning fast cross field sprint
Inter Milan hopeful of signing Manchester City's Yaya Toure
Inter Milan hopeful of signing Manchester City's Yaya Toure
Italian club Inter Milan are monitoring Yaya Toure's situation at Manchester City closely and are keen on signing the midfielder
Inter Milan vs AC Milan: All-time greatest combined XI
Inter Milan vs AC Milan: All-time greatest combined XI
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6 instances when players proved their doubters wrong
6 instances when players proved their doubters wrong
I suppose there is no sweeter joy for anyone in life than proving doubters and critics wrong and forcing them to eat their words. The more emphaticall ...
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