Tag: argentina

David Olaoye: an Englishman in Argentina

David Olaoye made international headlines in August 2017 when he became the first Englishman to sign a professional contract with an Argentine football club. After spells in Greece and Slovenia, the forward…

Juan Román Riquelme: the dream comes first

Illustration by Matt Steven The number 10 was an important part of Juan Román Riquelme’s life. It would be the defining number on the back of his shirt – perhaps the last number…

Ariel Ortega: the little donkey

Undefeated. That was the word on the minds of River Plate fans as their team marched into La Bombonera on 11 December 1994. Not once in their 93-year history had Los Millonarios won a trophy without losing…

Investigating the origins of Diego Simeone’s Cholismo

The path was clear for Antoine Griezmann. Bayern Munich’s defence had opened up before him and, courtesy of a nicely weighted through ball from Fernando Torres, he was clean through on goal.…