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Lifestyle | Pleasure


A Football Legend Who Held A Mallet In His Hand



26th June 2018 | Argentina


A legend is a legend. No matter where he is, he is bound to be the one grabbing the limelight.


Sports is no more just a way of relaxing but has turned into a religion. People in abundance follow it, abide by it , blend in it and for them, the extraordinary players are no less than a divine soul. One such name in the list of the exemplaries is - Gabriel Batistuta. The 49 years old retired sportsman, is a legend and will always remain one.
Started his career as football player in 1988, Gabriel Batistuta marked an unmatchable level of achievement by his constant quintessential performances. He being the holder of 184 goals in his 318 football matches long career, is the 12th highest football player of all time in the Italian A Serie.Though he retired from football in 2005 due to chronic injuries, the very fact that he is Argentina’s marvel cannot be denied.



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He played football for Club Florentina and helped it grow into a strong name in the field of football. Amazingly good-looking and tremendously talented, Gabriel Batistuta became the renowned sporting figure back in 1993 which lead the Florentina enthusiasts to curate a life-size bronze based sculpture of Gabriel Batistuta in 1996. He further decorated his prestigious football career with achievements like - bagging the trophy of Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana, winning the Coppa America etc..



But, it was not that the best shall be confined to one area. After his retirement from football, the ‘Goal King’ decided to ride a horse and swing a mallet. In 2009 he collaborated with the known Loro Piana polo club and successfully scored two goals in the elite game of polo. This wasn’t a one time thing for him and by undergoing heavy practice and frequent participation, within a year, the legendary football player terrorised a high-spot in the game of horses by wining Copa Stella Artois. After this he shaped his own polo team alongside his farming business.
The team was highly influenced by the Florentine love he received, thus making the official jersey color purple, he named the team La Gloria. Though now he has retired himself from both polo and football, Gabriel is still a synonym of pulsating football who brought his zest in the game of polo. Be it through kicking the ball or hitting it with mallet, Gabriel know the art of bagging a goal perfectly.


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