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Gabriel Batistuta

Retired Argentine Footballer
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Net worth 2018: $14.8 Billion
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina
Country: Argentine
BirthDay: 1 February 1969
Sigh: Pisces
Height: 1.85 m

Gabriel Batistuta was bornon 1 February 1969 in Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina, Argentine, is Retired Argentine Footballer. Gabriel Batistuta is a retired Argentine footballer, who played as a striker for his country and remains the highest ever goal scorer at the international level for Argentina. Batistuta was not interested in football as a child but after Argentina won their first ever World Cup in 1978, he got hooked to the sport and started to take it far more seriously as the years went by. He played for Newell’s Old Boys club in Argentina and then went on to play for two of the biggest clubs in the country - River Plate and Boca Juniors. Batistuta shot to fame when he helped Argentina win the Copa America in 1991 and following his stupendous performance, he was bought by Italian club Fiorentina. Batistuta played for Fiorentina for 9 seasons. Although he scored a number of goals for the club, he could not help them win the Italian league title. However, that ambition was fulfilled when he moved to Roma and helped them win the league in his very first season. Batistuta also played in three World Cups for Argentina and scored 8 goals in total, including two hat tricks which made him the first player to have scored hat tricks in two different World Cups.


$14.8 Billion


After a loss of form, Batistuta was loaned to Inter Milan in 2003 and although he played only 12 games for the Milan based club, he scored 2 goals and also set up plenty of goals for his team mates


In 2000, Batistuta left Fiorentina and joined Italian club Roma in a record deal


In the 1998 World Cup in France, Batistuta scored a hat trick in the group stage game against Jamaica and earned the rare distinction of being only the fourth player to have scored two hat tricks in World Cup competition


In 1993, he helped Argentina win the Copa America and scored two goals in the final to round off the tournament


He became a key member of the Fiorentina team after joining the club in 1991 and became one of the most prolific scorers in the Italian league


Batistuta got married to his teenage girlfriend Irina Fernandez on 28 December 1990


He joined Argentine giants River Plate in 1989 but did not have a successful time at the club as he hardly got to play many games so the following year he moved to Boca Juniors, one of the biggest clubs in Argentina


In 1988, he joined Newell’s Old Boys club based in Rosario after scoring 2 goals in a game against the club but his time at the club was not fruitful as he could not adapt in a new city and also suffered from weight problems


Following Argentina’s first World Cup win in 1978, Batistuta was inspired to take up football seriously


Gabriel Omar Batistuta was born in Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina on 1st February 1969 to Omar Batistuta and Gloria Zilli

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