Juan Román Riquelme

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Juan Román Riquelme (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxwan roˈman riˈkelme]; born 24 June 1978) is an Argentine former 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.Playing as an midfielder in the classic "Enganche" role, he spent most of his career playing for Boca Juniors, where he won ten titles, including three Copa Libertadores de América and one Intercontinental Cup, where they defeated Real Madrid 2-1. In 2002 he was transferred to FC Barcelona, but his time at the club was short due to his fights with the team's coach, Louis Van Gaal. Román would end up signing at Villareal, where he would have his most important moments in Europe, achieving a third position in the league and reaching the semifinals of the Champions League for the first time in the history of the "Submarino Amarillo". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juan Román Riquelme has received more than 1,723,435 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Juan Román Riquelme is the 547th most popular soccer player (up from 753rd in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from Argentina (up from 146th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Argentinean Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Juan Román Riquelme ranks 547 out of 16,923Before him are Shigemaru Takenokoshi, Ferenc Bene, Ricardo Quaresma, Edu Coimbra, Dino Sani, and Carlos Bianchi. After him are Carlos José Castilho, José Manuel Moreno, Emmanuel Petit, Max Morlock, Hans Schäfer, and Mesut Özil.

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Among people born in 1978, Juan Román Riquelme ranks 15Before him are Ashton Kutcher, Rachel McAdams, Ian Somerhalder, Omar Sy, Volodymyr Zelensky, and James Franco. After him are Katherine Heigl, Zoe Saldana, Claudio Pizarro, Katie Holmes, Manny Pacquiao, and Daniel Brühl.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Juan Román Riquelme ranks 109 out of 900Before him are Jorge Sampaoli (1960), Ariel Ramírez (1921), Héctor Rial (1928), Gabriela Sabatini (1970), Victoria Ocampo (1890), and Carlos Bianchi (1949). After him are Joseph Kessel (1898), José Manuel Moreno (1916), Julio Argentino Roca (1843), Ubaldo Fillol (1950), Onofre Marimón (1923), and Jorge Burruchaga (1962).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Argentina

Among soccer players born in Argentina, Juan Román Riquelme ranks 31Before him are Luis Carniglia (1917), Fernando Redondo (1969), Diego Milito (1979), Mauricio Pochettino (1972), Héctor Rial (1928), and Carlos Bianchi (1949). After him are José Manuel Moreno (1916), Ubaldo Fillol (1950), Jorge Burruchaga (1962), Gerardo Martino (1962), Héctor Yazalde (1946), and Silvio Marzolini (1940).