Juan Roman Riquelme
Juan Roman Riquelme is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Boca Juniors of the Argentine Primera Division as an attacking midfielder.
A longtime Argentine international, Riquelme is best known for his spells with Boca Juniors and Villarreal. A playmaker, his main assets are his passing and setting the tempo of play.
Riquelme was born into a family of ten in poverty, and grew up in Don Torcuato. Argentine clubs Boca Juniors and River Plate spotted him when he was a youth player for Argentinos Juniors. He chose to move to Boca in 1995 - for US$800,000 - as he had been a fan of the club since childhood. A year later, on 10 November 1996, Riquelme played his first professional match in a 2-0 win over Union de Santa Fe. Two weeks later, he scored his first senior goal, in Boca's 6-0 win over Huracan.
The end is nigh for a player unable to cross great divide
Roman dio el si (Roman said yes)
Riquelme quiere sumarse a seleccion argentina (Riquelme wants to join Argentine squad)
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