Zanetti Story: The career story of the most successful former Inter captain ever

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Zanetti story“Is a 2015 film about Javier’s career Zanettifrom the beginning when he took his first steps Talleresuntil his arrivalInterof which he becomes the captain and most successful player.
The film uses archival images, but also alternately various testimonies of the woman Paulaof his former teammates, like Cordoba In the Baggioand personalities from the world of journalism or entertainment such as Fiorello, Severgnini In the Greenhouse effect.

Albino’s story alternates with these testimonies GuarónWriter Argentine blind man who dedicated his latest novel to Javier Zanetti.

Zanetti story

Zanetti’s first steps in football

In the first part of the film, the director Scafidi decides to present the context in which Javier Zanetti he has grown. The Quarter South Dock it is portrayed as a very poor neighborhood, without even a football field. The small ones Javier however, he became passionate about football thanks to the national team Argentina and, his desire to play football with the other kids in the neighborhood pushes his father to build a small football field in concrete.

While playing a few games on this pitch, Zanetti is noticed by an executive of theIndependent offers him to play in Diablos Rojos. Javier is a big fan of this team, he accepts the proposal, but after 7 years he is rejected due to his too weak and thin body. This inconvenience leads him to distance himself from football for a year and a half. So he decides to focus on his studies and work. To help the parents financially, he starts to deliver the milk by bike, but he also helps his father on the building site. It will be thanks to the work that Zanetti You will have a noticeable muscle development.

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Zanetti: the brackets at Talleres and Banfield

Zanetti to Banfield
Zanetti to Banfield

Gets the tremendous muscle development, the father of Javier suggests that he start looking for another team that will allow him to continue playing football. The opportunity gave him it Talleres, Team in which his brother was active Sergio. In order not to pass as recommended, however, he waited for his brother to move and only later asked to play an audition. Zanetti it happened brilliantly. In the team he got the nickname Dolls to distinguish them from others Javier present in pink. His excellent performances earned him promotion to the first team and he was offered his first professional contract so he could quit his job.

In 1992, Zanetti made his debut with the first team of Talleres and collected 33 appearances and 1 goal before them for $ 160,000 of Banfield. Here he wears for the first time the number 4 shirt, which distinguishes him throughout his career. He will mainly act as a fullback and will offer excellent performances. At the end of the season he is selected as one of the best young players in the league and will also be confirmed as a starter next season. The second season old Banfield it will be the one of the final consecration and also earned him the call to the senior national team.

Zanetti: Arrival at Inter and discussion with Hodgson

The arrival of Zanetti at Inter
The arrival of Zanetti at Inter

Javier Zanetti comes inInter in 1995, Moratti he buys it on the recommendation of Angelillo. The player came along Rambert. The center forward Argentine it should have been the real hit of that summer, but after a few months, he came home without leaving a trace. Only two people seem to have realized the talent of Zanetti: Maximum Morattiwho wanted it strong after seeing some videotapes, and Diego Armando Maradona which was expressed very positively Javier. Zanetti he established himself as a starter only in his second season in Italy, and contributed to the third place in the championshipInterbut also to the finals of UEFA Cup.

Just on the occasion of the return final of the European competition, Javier Zanetti lost control after a substitution. The game started slowly on penalties though Hodgson decided to replace Javier insert Berti, Penalty. When the bench called him back, Zanetti started to rail against the technician. The two were split before the confrontation on the physical plane could escalate. Later, the two will clear up, but for the only time in their careers Dolls he lost control.

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Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson

Zanetti: May 5th is the beginning of a winning season

The three-year period from ’98 to 2001 was not a particularly ingenious three-year period, but things began to change with the arrival of Hector. Copper. The Technician Argentine was strongly supported by Moratti start to win, but only on the bench of theInterRumors started circulating explaining how he did not want to Zanetti in his frame and that he was ready to sell it real Madrid. Providential was a chance on the plane. Both deleted and around that time Zanetti became captain ofInter on all Effects. The 2001-02 season was a newborn season Nerazzurri. LInter he remained at the top until the last day, when he celebrated Scudetto with a victory. On May 5, 2002, however, a real sporting tragedy took place. The Milanese they lost 4-2 at home Lazio and even came third in the standings. From this defeat onwards, Zanetti an denInter they have started on a good path that Nerazzurri everything they won.

The most important season of the career of Zanetti it is definitely 2009-10. The second Inter of MourinhoIn fact, he was just back out 4 consecutive league titles and looking for the final consecration at European level. Own Mourinho becomes one of the witnesses of the desire to Zanetti to earn the job title thanks to the job and not the status gained over time. The 2009-10 season is without a doubt marked by the national struggle with Romwhat a quarrel it is Scudetto dat Italian Cupbut also by the resilience shown in the European area.

Javier Zanetti at Inter
Javier Zanetti at Inter

Directly on Champions LeagueL ‘Inter faced the toughest moments of the season and the team took all the experience gained over the years to get out of the most dramatic situations. That year the Favoritewith the right mix of experience, skill and luck, the treble. Historic feat has never been hit by a team Italian and yet unique in Beautiful country.

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The importance of the PUPI Foundation

Javier Zanetti, Pupi Foundation
Zanetti, Pupi Foundation

In the Zanetti story part of the story is dedicated to Javier’s social commitment Zanetti a seng Fra Paula. The two, with the help of Paula’s father, opened the door PUPI Foundation. This foundation is still involved in helping children in severe economic hardship by providing them with food and schooling. This foundation is part of the life of Dolls and his commitment is constant, so much so that it has earned him the Ambrogino d’oro, but also various awards that confirm the social commitment of a great champion who “To have a clear conscience, he would have written a check.”

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