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Javier Zanetti


Javier Adelmar Zanetti (born 10 August 1973) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays as a Midfielder for Inter Milan, of which he has been part since 1995 and the captain since 1999. Known for his versatility, he can play as a Right back, Left Back and as a Defender. He is the most capped player in the history of the Argentine national team and has played in the 1996 Olympic tournament and in two World Cups, in 1998 and 2002.

Zanetti has won four Serie A titles with Inter, and since becoming their captain, he is also referred to by team supporters and media as "Il Capitano" (The Captain). He has appeared in more than 600 official matches for the club and over 450 Serie A matches which is the highest all-time total among non-Italian born players.

Zanetti, who plans to retire with Inter and continue to work with the club thereafter, is also notable for his charitable work, running a foundation to benefit disadvantaged children in Argentina. He has been named an ambassador for the SOS Children's Villages project in Argentina by FIFA, and in 2005, he received the ''Ambrogino d'Oro'' award from the Milan townhall for his social initiative.

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