Juan Sebastián Verón is an Argentine former professional footballer and current chairman of Estudiantes de La Plata, where he had served as Director of Sports. A former midfielder, Verón's career started in Estudiantes, continued in Argentina's Boca Juniors, and included stints in several clubs in the Italian Serie A, and England's Manchester United and Chelsea. In 2006, Verón returned to Estudiantes, where he remained until his retirement in 2014, aside from a brief spell with Brandsen. He announced his short return to first team football would occur in the 2017 Copa Libertadores. At international level, Verón obtained 73 caps for Argentina between 1996 and 2010, scoring 9 goals. He represented his nation at three FIFA World Cups, and at the 2007 Copa América, where he won a runners-up medal. In 2004, he was included in the FIFA 100 centenary list of the 125 greatest living footballers, selected by Pelé as part of FIFA's centenary celebrations.
About Juan Sebastián Verón
Legend of the Estudiantes football club who led the team into the Copa Libertadores competition. He was a member of the Argentinian national team from 1996 to 2010.
He started his career with his father's old club, Estudiantes, before going on to play in Europe.
He returned home to Estudiantes after 10 years of earning the Scudetto and UEFA titles with several Italian teams.
His father, Juan Veron, was called "La Bruja" (The Witch) and also won a championship with Estudiantes.
He was personally chosen by Diego Maradona for Maradona's 23-man national soccer squad in the 2010 World Cup.
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- S.S. Lazio players
- U.C. Sampdoria players
- Boca Juniors footballers