Daniel Passarella, the only Argentine to have won two World

Daniel Passarella, the only Argentine to have won two World

Daniel Passarella is, without a doubt, a peculiar kind where there. One of those cases where the character overcomes the person to joy of his supporters and his detractors penalty. One of the six men to be player, coach and president of the same club, It has the honor of being the only Argentine to have known able to lift two World Cups of the Albiceleste, something that it recalls a phrase of hers that do not escape anyone: “in Argentina there 44 World Champions medals for 43 players”.

although perhaps, beyond the special character, would have to keep his legacy, with that is arguably the best central Argentine history and one of the four best of all time worldwide (perhaps Elias Figueroa, Bobby Moore and Franz Beckenbauer may be the only ones who dispute this honor). Exalted out when the ball, brave in court, right in the passing game, his great technique allowed him to count the counter attacks as coolly to mark goals in opposing goal. And it is no mistake, Passarella was not only a defense, a large central, a magnificent score, was also the defense has never gotten more goals in the Primera Division in Argentina and the second in the world.

He began his career in the Sarmiento de Junin 1973 with scarcely 20 years, in a previous season which was their access to River Plate a year later after being observed by Nestor Rossi who was on of his talent. Precisely, the “Pipo Rossi” would soon know to what kind of player he was when, after questioning him about his desire to debut in River a response stronger than he found: “discúlpeme the disputes, I encourage you to play, must see if you are encouraged to wear”.

Passarella was the man who picked as captain of the World Cup 1978.
Passarella was the man who picked as captain of the World Cup 1978.

A statement of intent that would serve to define his career in the millionaire club his entire career in general, because with River would win 3 national and 4 Metropolitans in addition to earn the right to be international for the World 1978, with Kempes at the front would be lifted in the history of Argentina's first World, and as captain.

indisputable figure in all equipment was (all was captain), Pasarella change of scenery after the World Cup in Spain signed for Fiorentina, in which it would be four years marking 39 goals in just over 100 Meetings winning Serie A in his first course. Four years would end in 1986, where it would be transferred to Inter. Precisely, that summer would win another World, that of Mexico, where despite not playing for an intestinal infection and a tear, formed group and morally helped group Bilardo and Maradona.

Two years at Inter and last in River, and return, would serve as a coda to a career 16 years would continue on the bench. Ower River, where he wins two openings, one league, Monterrey where he would win another championship Aztec, and especially for Argentina, that with which won the Olympic silver in Atlanta 96, but which he failed to shine in two World Cups he played and which starred quite a few controversial episodes of the obligation imposed on its players to play with short hair (why Fernando Redondo was no more international caps) to prevent greater confusions.

Passarella forced his players to wear their hair short.
Passarella forced his players to wear their hair short.

Current President of River, precisely this last stage is the least brilliant of his career, it has the dubious honor of being the president who consummated the decline of millionaires to the First Division B.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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