46. Enzo Francescoli

Enzo Francescoli 2011
Enzo Francescoli 2011

Full nameEnzo Francescoli Uriarte
Date of birth12 November 1961
Place of birthMontevideo, Uruguay
PositionAttacking Midfielder
Nicknamed “The Prince” because of the elegance that he displayed on and off the field, Enzo Francescoli is considered as one of the best Uruguayan players of all time.

With 73 caps, in which he scored 15 goals, he was the most capped outfield player of his national team.

It was with River Plate that Francescoli won most of his trophies including five Primera Division (1985–86, 1994 Apertura, 1996 Apertura, 1997 Clausura, 1997 Apertura), one Copa Libertadores (1996) and one Supercopa Sudamericana (1997).

He won the French Championship with Marseille during the 1989-90 season.

During his first competition with the national team, the 1983 Copa América, Francescoli scored during the final against Brazil, lifting the trophy. He went on to win two more Copa Américas with Uruguay ( 1987 and 1995).

In tribute to his talent and class, Zinedine Zidane named his first son Enzo.


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