Antonio Pizzi and Pier Juan, two classic forwards of the 90
Juan Antonio Pizzi and Pier Luigi Cherubino they have several things in common. They played in the League in the years 90 s, both played and triumphed in Tenerife and both played in the Spanish team with a particularity, they were born outside of Spain, one in Argentina and the other in Italy Do you remember them?
Juan Antonio Pizzi: a born scorer
Pizzi was born in Santa Fe, Argentina but its greatest impact was in Spain. In Spain he played in two different stages in Tenerife, Valencia (whom he later trained in 2014), Barcelona and Villarreal, although his greatest successes were achieved with the Tenerife shirt, where he won a Pichichi trophy.
He obtained Spanish nationalization and made his debut with the Clemente team in 1994 and stayed the same until 1998. During his time with the Spanish team, he played in the European Championship 1996 in England and in the World France 1998.
After leaving football, the Spanish-Argentine dedicated himself to the world of benches. Like we have already said, coached Valencia in 2014 but also to other clubs such as Rosario Central and San Lorenzo in Argentina, Universidad Católica de Chile or Universidad de San Martín in Peru among others.
He has also directed the Chilean team with which he was runner-up in the Confederations Cup 2017 and champion of the Copa América Centennial of 2016. In addition, he was also the coach of the Saudi Arabia team in the World Russia 2018.
Pier Luigi Cherubino, the Roman of Tenerife
Pier Luigi Cherubino was born in rome, Italy but grew up and grew up in Tenerife. The Tenerife club is where he spent most of his career. He also played for Sporting de Gijón, Real Betis, Real Zaragoza and already in the new century in Extremadura, Terrasa and several teams of lower categories.
Its best times were seen during the 90's, in Tenerife, Sporting and especially Betis, where he formed a lethal duo with Alfonso. Pier played his only match with the Spanish team in 1994 and he did not repeat as an absolute international. After leaving football, made his first steps as a commentator and in 2018 He undertook an adventure on the benches of women's football training Granadilla and later the women's Real Betis.