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

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History of Zanetti”It is a 2015 film about Javier’s career Zanettifrom the first moment, when he took his first steps Workshopsuntil his arrival inamong othersof which he will become the most successful captain and player.
The film uses archival footage, but also alternates different testimonies of the woman Paulaof his former companions, as Córdoba I Baggioand personalities from the world of journalism or entertainment such as Fiorello, Severgnini I Greenhouse.

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

History of Zanetti

Zanetti’s first steps in football

In the opening part of the film, the director Scafidi decides to present the context in which Javier Zanetti it has grown. The district South Pier it is represented as a very poor neighborhood, without even a football field. The little one Javier however, he became passionate about football thanks to the national team argentina and, his desire to play football with the other children in the neighborhood, pushes his father to build a small concrete football field.

During some games played in this field, Zanetti is noted by an executive of theIndependent offering to play Red Devils. Javier being a big fan of this team, he accepts the proposal, but after 7 years he is ruled out for his too fragile and thin physique. This inconvenience leads him to distance himself from football for a year and a half. So he decides to focus on studying and working. To help his parents financially, he starts distributing milk by bicycle, but he also helps his father in the works. It will be thanks to the work that Zanetti you will have remarkable muscle development.

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Zanetti: the parentheses in Talleres and Banfield

Zanetti in Banfield
Zanetti in Banfield

Given the enormous muscular development, the father of Javier he proposes that he start looking for another team that will allow him to continue playing football. He gave it a try Workshops, team in which his brother played Sergio. Not to go as recommended, however, he waited for his brother to move and only later asked to be allowed to play an audition. Zanetti it happened brilliantly. Within the team he received the nickname Puppets to be able to distinguish it from others Javier present in pink. His excellent performances earned him promotion to the first team and offered him his first professional contract so he could leave his job.

In 1992, Zanetti made his debut with the first team of Workshops and will pick up 33 appearances and 1 goal before being bought for $ 160,000 at the Banfield. Here he wore for the first time the number 4 shirt that will distinguish him throughout his career. He will act mainly as a winger and will offer excellent performances. At the end of the season he will be chosen as one of the best youngsters in the league and will be reconfirmed as a starter the following season as well. The second season at Banfield it will be the one of the definitive consecration and also it was worth the call to him to the senior selection.

Zanetti: the arrival at Inter and the discussion with Hodgson

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

Javier Zanetti up toamong others in 1995, Moratti bought it on the recommendation of Angelillo. The player came with Rambert. The center forward Argentine it should have been the real blow of that summer, but after a few months he returned home without a trace. Only two people seemed to have noticed the talent of Zanetti: Maximum Morattiwho wanted it long after seeing some videotapes, and Diego Armando Maradona which was expressed very positively in Javier. Zanetti He established himself as a starter only in his second season in Italy, contributing to third place in the Italian Championshipamong othersbut also on reaching the final of UEFA Cup.

Just on the occasion of the return final of the European competition, Javier Zanetti lost control after a substitution. The match slowly began on penalties when Hodgson decided to replace Javier to insert Berti, penalty shooter. When the bank called him again, Zanetti he began to criticize the technician. The two split before the confrontation could escalate on the physical plane. Later the two will clarify it, but for the only time in their career Puppets he lost control.

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Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson

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

The three-year period from 98 ‘to 2001 was not a particularly bright three-year period, but things began to change with the arrival of Hector. Cup. The technician Argentine was strongly supported by Moratti start winning, but just settled on the benchamong othersrumors began circulating explaining how he did not want to Zanetti to his staff and that he was willing to sell it Real Madrid. Providencial was a chance encounter on the plane. The two clarified and at that moment Zanetti became captain ofamong others to all intents and purposes. The 2001-02 season was a renaissance season Nerazzurri. Lamong others he remained in the lead until the final day, when he would have celebrated the Scudetto with a victory. On May 5, 2002, however, a real sporting tragedy took place. The Milanese they lost 4-2 at home Laci and even came third in the standings. From this defeat, Zanetti and theamong others they embarked on a virtuous path that led the Nerazzurri to win it all.

The most important season of the career of Zanetti it is definitely 2009-10. The second among others from Mourinhoin fact, he had just returned 4 consecutive leagues and sought definitive consecration at the European level. Own Mourinho will be one of the witnesses of the desire of Zanetti obtain the job title thanks to the job and not to the status acquired over time. The 2009-10 season is undoubtedly marked by the national struggle with Romewhat an argument it is Scudetto that Italian Cupbut also by the resilience demonstrated at the European level.

Javier Zanetti at Inter
Javier Zanetti at Inter

Just inside Champions LeagueTheamong others faced the toughest moments of the season and the team drew all the experience gained over the years to get out of the most dramatic situations. That year the Dearwith the right combination of experience, skill and luck, the acute. A historic feat never achieved by a team before Italian and still unique in Beautiful country.

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The importance of the PUPI Foundation

Javier Zanetti, Pupi Foundation
Zanetti, Pupi Foundation

In History of Zanetti part of the story is devoted to Javier’s social commitment Zanetti and his wife Paula. The two, with the help of Paula’s father, opened the door PUPI Foundation. This foundation is still dedicated to helping children with severe financial hardship by providing them with food and school education. This foundation is part of the life of Puppets and his commitment is constant, so much so that he was awarded the golden ambrogin, but also several awards that endorse the social commitment of a great champion, who “To have a clear conscience I could have written a check.”

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