Javier Pedro Saviola Fernandez (born 11 December 1981) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays as a striker for Benfica in the Portuguese Liga.
Known for his speed and ability to score from almost any position, he is also an Argentine international, and was named, as the youngest player, to Pele's FIFA 100 list of the 125 greatest living footballers. Saviola also holds Spanish nationality.
Nicknamed El Conejo (The Rabbit), Saviola made his debut for River Plate at the age of 16, and went on to be a prolific goalscorer for the club. He helped River to the 1999 Apertura and 2000 Clausura championships, and earned the 1999 South American Footballer of the Year award. Still only 18, he gained a reputation as a phenomenol prospect.
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