Batistuta, Maradona and Messi, immortalized as statues in Buenos Aires

Maradona Messi Batistuta sculpture


The three iconic players of the team can see themselves in the neighborhood of Recoleta, where a sculptor to immortalize their figures up. The works were discovered by Fernando Pugliese, author, and some relatives. «Bati» and «Flea» shown with the characteristic pose of his goal celebrations; while Diego has the World Cup, got in ’86. Images TyCSports reflected the unveiling of the statues that are ready to be visited in the Plaza Mayor Torcuato de Alvear (Avenida Alvear and Haedo), in the neighborhood of Recoleta. Yes, Gabriel Omar Batistuta both as Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, still current, and did merit to be immortalized by Fernando Pugliese, the artist who had already made a «Tato» Bores on Corrientes Street.


Some family members were present at the event that will allow all Argentines and foreign visitors to our country, distinguished, photographed and even greet doubles perhaps the most important players in the history of football. «Bati», clenching his fists, as when breaking networks with ‘9 ‘blue and white, Diego won the Cup in ’86 World, and the «Flea» with indices pointing to the sky, and when he devotes the many his grandmother, both Barcelona and with the national team.


Diego Armando Maradona


(Lanús, Argentina, October 30, 1960) is an Argentine ex-footballer and coach.


It is considered one of the best players in the history of the sport, being described by many players and exfutbolistas 4 5 6 7 8 9 journalists and media in general, 10 11 12 13 personalities, technical and related to sporting bodies and football fans in general, 14 15 16 17 18 as the best footballer in history also has been ranked as the best player in the history of the world, 19 has been chosen as the Best Player of the Century with 53.6% of the vote in a formal vote on the FIFA website and got the third position in a survey conducted by the members of the Football Committee of that institution and subscribers FIFA Magazine.20


Maradona won both major sporting achievements with Argentina as some of the clubs he played. With the team won the 1986 World Cup, the runner-up in the 1990 World Cup and World Junior 1979. Their most important achievements at club level got them playing for Naples, where he won a UEFA Cup and unique two Serie A titles held by the institution.


From the March 28, 2009 and until the last match in World of South Africa, July 3, 2010, he served as Technical Director of the Argentina national football team. Subsequently, he has led the club Al Wasl Dubai between May 2011 and July 2012 without getting good hits.


His sporting achievements were often overshadowed by her drug addiction, which affected both his football career, through the suspensions imposed by various football federations, as in health, and that on several occasions had to be hospitalized in therapy intensive due to conditions related to their addictions. In addition, he was involved in several legal acts of various kinds, including the arrest in April 1991 for possession of cocaine and sentence in 1999, two years suspended prison are assaulting several photographers with a rifle of 1994 air.


Among the various activities performed Maradona off the field throughout his life, his work highlights TV host, both in Italy and Argentina21 and serving as vice president of the Commission Football Club Atlético Boca Juniors from June 2005 and August 2006. He also starred in lots of documentaries and fiction films. His figure has been of the most varied references in Argentina and Neapolitan popular culture.


Lionel Andrés Messi


He was born in Rosario, Santa Fe in Argentina, on June 24, 1987, better known as Leo Messi. Plays as a striker for FC Barcelona in the Primera Division in Spain and the football team Argentina.Desde 2009. Received award for Best Player of the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2009. Apart is the first winner of FIFA Ballon that encompasses both awards since 2010, making him win in 2011. Having received third consecutive Golden Ball, Messi managed to reach the record of Michel Platini and in turn obtaining recognition for the third time as best player the world by FIFA, which would equal the milestone reached in the past, alternately by Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane. By his skill and playing style as compared with Diego Armando Maradona, had declared Messi as his successor has broken several records with FC Barcelona, ​​as is the top scorer in the club’s history. In addition to Argentina nationality since 2005 has also Spanish.


With just five years, Lionel Messi took his first steps in Grandoli, a neighborhood club a few blocks from his home, south of the city of Rosario, Argentina. The club was run by his father, Jorge.Posteriormente played some games with the Central Athletic Club Córdoba.En 1995, Messi began training in the youth ranks of Newell’s Old Boys, the club with which he won the Friendship Cup in Peru in 1997. At the age of 11, he was diagnosed with a deficiency of the hormone crecimiento.El Club Atlético River Plate showed interest in Messi’s progress, but did not have enough money to pay for treatment that was priced $ 900 per month. Carles Rexach, the Barcelona coach, noticed the talent of Messi and he had relatives in Lleida, Spain, being able, along with his father on a trip. Barcelona signed him after watching him play.


Messi is an important player for Argentina, where he currently serves as Captain equipo.En 2006 became the youngest player of the Argentina team to attend a World Cup, with which he won the second place in the Cup America 2007.


Gabriel Omar Batistuta


(Reconquista, Province of Santa Fe, Argentina, February 1, 1969) is a former Argentine footballer and former manager of Club Atlético Colón in Argentina Primera Division.


Globally it is known as «The Bati» or «Batigol». He held the position of striker. There has been international with Argentina in the period between 1991 and 2002, played 78 games and scored 56 goals to become the top scorer in the history of his chosen giving an impressive average of 0.72 touchdowns Is encuentro.1 the seventh scorer in the history of the World Cup and the Argentine player who more goals scored (10) in three appearances (1994, 1998 and 2002), is also considered by many one of the most popular players to have worn the Argentina shirt.


He served as Polo2 player in the Club Atlético Boca Juniors. In the third stage of the Argentina Polo Tour Patio Bullrich 2009, reached his first title as a player of Polo, Stella Artois Cup, playing for the team of Tom Tailor.


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