Juan Román Riquelme is a retired Argentine professional footballer and current 2nd vice-president of Argentine Club Atlético Boca Juniors, where he is also responsible of the football department, including youth academy and women's sections. Being his position on the field attacking midfielder, he spent most of his career with Boca Juniors, where he won ten titles, but also had a significant spell in Spain with Villarreal; additionally, he played for Barcelona and Argentinos Juniors in Spain and Argentina, respectively. Riquelme was named the Argentine Footballer of the Year four times. An Argentine international for 11 years, Riquelme represented the nation at the 2006 World Cup and two Copa América tournaments, reaching the final in the 2007 edition; he also participated in the 2005 Confederations with Argentina, reaching the final, and he led his country as captain to win a Gold medal at the 2008 Olympics.
About Juan Roman Riquelme
Attacking midfielder who joined the Boca Juniors in 2008 after spending four seasons with Villarreal and a season with FC Barcelona. He was a member of the Argentinian national team from 1997 to 2008.
He began his youth career playing for the Argentinos Juniors.
He was nominated for the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award.
He grew up with a brother named Cristian.
He played alongside Lionel Messi on the Argentine national team.
Information related to Juan Román Riquelme
- South American Footballer of the Year winners
- Olympic gold medalists for Argentina
- Olympic footballers of Argentina
- Argentina youth international footballers
- Villarreal CF players
- Argentina under-20 international footballers
- Argentinos Juniors footballers
- Footballers at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- FC Barcelona players
- Boca Juniors footballers
- Argentine expatriate sportspeople in Spain