Ariel El Burrito Ortega was always a different player. Argentina, It has always been a prolific earth to make great and not so great soccer players who left for Europe in search of better fortune. But nevertheless, not all manage to reach the old continent the impact and the level they have in their country. That could be the case Ariel El Burrito Ortega, a different player, of sterner whose stay in Europe was quite discreet but made mischief in the shirt of River.
A brief stint in the Spanish league with Valencia T-Shirt
In the Spanish League, we remember his fleeting passage by Valencia in 1997 who he signed for the not inconsiderable amount of 1300 million old pesetas. He never came to fruition at the Mestalla and not football fans Caló between Valencia, at least not enough so it had cost his transfer. He was also in the Italian Serie A Sampdoria wearing jersey and Parma. In Argentina however he played in Newell, All Boys, Defensores de Belgrano in three different stages in River Plate.
born on 4 March 1974, Ortega played in several World Cups with Argentina debuting at the USA 1994 with 20 years and replacing nothing more and nothing less than Diego Armando Maradona saying goodbye to that appointment by the back door for his doping scandal. With the 10 de River, He left great moments especially in the first stage in 90.
River Plate eternal idol
dubbed “Burrito” they say in honor of his father, nicknamed the “Butter” while he is playing football, his strong character and his alcohol addiction caused him serious problems on and off the field. While at the Turkish Fenerbahçe IOL big returning to Argentina unfinished contract. He was denounced and sanctioned by FIFA 4 months for such action.
Master of the “gambeta” as they say Argentine territory, It was one of those players who brought something different, one of those who brought something new every time we contacted Ball. He retired in 2012, already in full decline among rare situations without reason disappearances because of their addictions but football, will remain in the memory of many, especially for fans Monumental.