A big happy birthday to Javier SAVIOLA!
Happy birthday to Javier SAVIOLA who on December 11 celebrates his 32nd birthday! A consistent performer with Argentina, SAVIOLA developped a great partnership up front with Hernan CRESPO. One of Argentina's best players at the 2006 World Cup, SAVIOLA's career with the National Team went downhill after the tournament. His lack of playing time with Barcelona and afterwards with Real Madrid, along with the emergence of Lionel MESSI and Carlos TEVEZ made it difficult for SAVIOLA to get a spot on the team. His last goal for Argentina came against France in 2007 in Marseille. He finished his National Team career with 11 goals in 40 matches.
He won Olympic Gold with Argentina in 2004 and scored a record 11 goals at the U20 World Cup in 2001, a tournament Argentina went on to win.
A happy birthday to Javier SAVIOLA