Gabriel Batistuta Biography
(One of the Greatest Football Strikers of All Time)
Birthday: February 1, 1969 (Aquarius)
Born In: Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Gabriel Batistuta is a retired Argentine footballer, who played as a striker for his country and remains the highest ever goal scorer at the international level for Argentina. Batistuta was not interested in football as a child but after Argentina won their first ever World Cup in 1978, he got hooked to the sport and started to take it far more seriously as the years went by. He played for Newell’s Old Boys club in Argentina and then went on to play for two of the biggest clubs in the country - River Plate and Boca Juniors. Batistuta shot to fame when he helped Argentina win the Copa America in 1991 and following his stupendous performance, he was bought by Italian club Fiorentina. Batistuta played for Fiorentina for 9 seasons. Although he scored a number of goals for the club, he could not help them win the Italian league title. However, that ambition was fulfilled when he moved to Roma and helped them win the league in his very first season. Batistuta also played in three World Cups for Argentina and scored 8 goals in total, including two hat tricks which made him the first player to have scored hat tricks in two different World Cups.