Enzo Francescoli Uriarte is a former Uruguayan football player. Due to his elegant style of play, Francescoli was nicknamed "El Príncipe", and "El Flaco" due to his slender frame. A former attacking midfielder, he was considered an elite playmaker in a decadent period for the Uruguay national team. He played 73 times for the Celeste between 1982 and his retirement in 1997, making him the most capped outfield player in Uruguayan international football at the time. He represented his nation at two FIFA World Cups, in 1986 and 1990, also winning the Copa América in 1983, 1987 and 1995. At club level, Francescoli began his career with Uruguayan club Wanderers. In neighbouring Argentina, he played for River Plate. He was the leading scorer and a key player for the club's second Copa Libertadores title. Francescoli won a total of five Argentine titles in the six years in which he played for the club.
About Enzo Francescoli
Uruguayan midfielder who was nicknamed El Principe. He set a record with 73 caps for the Uruguayan national team.
He began his professional career with the Montevideo Wanderers F.C. in 1980.
He was known for his graceful dribbling and passing; he could score bicycle kicks even in his farewell match at the age of 50.
He grew up in Montevideo, Uruguay.
He was idolized by Zinedine Zidane growing up, who based his game on what he had witnessed from Francescoli.
Information related to Enzo Francescoli
- South American Footballer of the Year winners
- FIFA 100
- Uruguay under-20 international footballers
- Montevideo Wanderers F.C. players
- Cagliari Calcio players
- Copa América-winning players
- Uruguay international footballers
- River Plate footballers
- Olympique de Marseille players
- Torino F.C. players
- Sportspeople from Montevideo