Juan Román Riquelme is a former Argentine footballer who played for the Argentine national football team in 1997 and represented his country in a number of important tournaments such as the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the 2007 Copa América and the 2008 Summer Olympics. He spent his club career with a number of teams, notably Boca Juniors and Villarreal. By the time he officially announced his retirement from playing, he had become one of the finest players of his generation.
Throughout his career, he won the Argentine Footballer of the Year award a total of four times. In 2001, he was named the South American Footballer of the Year. He captained the Argentine team to win Gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
He has ten younger siblings.
In 2002, he reportedly paid a ransom fee to free his younger brother, Cristian Riquelme, from a group of armed kidnappers.
Juan Román Riquelme
is a famous Argentine footballer,
who was born on
June 24, 1978. As a person born on this date, Juan Román Riquelme is listed in our database as the 14th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 24) and the 147th most popular for the year (1978).
People born on June 24
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Juan Román Riquelme is the 587th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Juan Román Riquelme's birthday, Juan Román Riquelme is the 13th most famous Argentine.
In general, Juan Román Riquelme ranks as the 6932nd
most popular famous person, and the 362nd most popular footballer of all time.
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