FOOTBALL LEGEND GABRIEL BATISTUTA

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Gabriel Omar Batistuta, nicknamed Batigol as well as El Angel Gabriel (Spanish for The Angel Gabriel), is a retired professional footballer.
He was born on the 1st of February 1969 in Reconquista, Argentina.
The prolific Argentine striker played most of his club football at Fiorentina in Italy, and is the tenth top scorer of all-time in the Italian Serie A league, with 184 goals in 318 matches.
On the international level, he is Argentina’s all-time leading goal scorer, with 56 goals in 78 national team matches, and represented his country at three World Cups.
With an all-round game with clinical finishing, heading and free-kick taking abilities, he is known as one of the most complete strikers of his generation.
Clubs
Newell’s Old Boys

River Plate

Boca Juniors

Fiorentina

AS Roma

Inter Milan

Al Arabi
Individual Honours
Copa América Top Scorer: 1991, 1995

Serie A Top Scorer: 1995

1995-96 Coppa Italia: Top Scorer

World Cup Bronze Boot: 1994

World Cup Silver Boot: 1998

Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year: 1999

3rd FIFA World Player of the Year: 1999

Qatari League Topscorer: 2004

Qatari League Golden Boot: 2004

Argentine Player of the Year: 1998

Fiorentina all-time Top Scorer

Argentina all-time Top Scorer

FIFA 100
Video of Gabriel Batistuta


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