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Javier Saviola

 

Position         : Forward

Date of birth : 11 December, 1981

Team              : Barcelona (Spain)

Nationality     : Argentina

Notes              : South America's footballer of year in 1999 as he helped River Plate to their 28th Argentine league title. Finished as top scorer with 15 goals, one above Martin Palermo. Argentina U/23 international. Helped Argentina win the World Youth Cup in 2001 winning the award as best player of the tournament after a record eleven goals. Has since made a big move to Barcelona in Spain from River Plate.

 

LAST UPDATED: 1 January, 2002

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