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Enzo Francescoli
Personal information
Full name Enzo Francescoli Uriarte
Date of birth November 12, 1961 (1961-11-12) (age 48)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 Wanderers 74 (20)
1983–1986 River Plate 113 (68)
1986–1989 Racing Club Paris 89 (32)
1989–1990 Olympique Marseille 26 (11)
1990–1993 Cagliari 98 (17)
1993–1994 Torino 24 (3)
1994–1997 River Plate 84 (47)
National team
1982–1997 Uruguay 72 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Enzo Francescoli Uriarte (born November 12, 1961 in Montevideo) is a former Uruguayan football player of Italian and Spanish origin, who retired in 1997. He played 72 times for the Uruguay national team between 1982 and 1997, making him the most capped outfield player in Uruguayan international football.[1]

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Club career

His official debut was with the Uruguayan team Montevideo Wanderers. He played several years for River Plate of Argentina where he won five league titles and the Copa Libertadores in 1996 in his two spells with the club.

He also played for the French Racing Club de Paris (Matra Racing Paris at the time), Olympique de Marseille, and the Italian teams Cagliari and Torino.

International career

Francescoli played 72 times for the Uruguay national team scoring 15 goals, between 1982 and 1997. He made appearances at the 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cups. He won the Copa América three times with Uruguay in 1983, 1987 and 1995, he also played in the 1989 and 1993 editions of the tournament.

Legacy

He was noted for his grace and fluid abilities on the ball. These qualities would later influence the style of French midfielder Zinedine Zidane, who has stated that Francescoli was his favorite player as a young boy and even named one of his sons Enzo as a homage to him.

Francescoli is known as El Principe (Spanish) or Le Prince (French), which means The Prince. He was named by Pelé as one of the top 100 greatest living footballers in March 2004.

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Uruguay League Cup League Cup South America Total
1980 Montevideo Wanderers Primera División
1981
1982
Argentina League Cup League Cup South America Total
1983 River Plate Primera División 27 11
1984 49 29
1985-86 37 28
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
1986-87 Paris Division 1 35 14
1987-88 28 8
1988-89 26 10
1989-90 Olympique Marseille Division 1 28 11
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1990-91 Cagliari Serie A 33 4
1991-92 33 6
1992-93 32 7
1993-94 Torino Serie A 24 3
Argentina League Cup League Cup South America Total
1994-95 River Plate Primera División 16 12
1995-96 20 7
1996-97 26 15
1997-98 22 13
Total Uruguay 74 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 20
Argentina 197 115 0 0 0 0 45 22 242 137
France 117 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 43
Italy 122 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 122 20
Career Total 510 198 17 7 0 0 45 22 572 227

Honours

River Plate

Olympique de Marseille

National team

Individual honours and achievements

References

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Simple English

Enzo Francescoli
Personal information
Full name Enzo Francescoli Uriarte
Date of birth 12 November 1961 (1961-11-12) (age 49)
Place of birth    Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1980-1982
1983-1986
1986-1989
1989-1990
1990-1993
1993-1994
1994-1997
Montevideo Wanderers
River Plate
RC Paris / Matra Racing
Olympique Marseille
Cagliari
Torino
River Plate
National team
1982-1997 Uruguay

Enzo Francescoli (born 12 November 1961) is a former Uruguayan football player. He has played for Uruguay national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
UruguayLeague
1980Montevideo WanderersPrimera División263
1981227
19822610
ArgentinaLeague
1983River PlatePrimera División2711
19844929
198553
1985/863225
FranceLeague
1986/87RC ParisDivision 13514
1987/88Matra RacingDivision 1288
1988/892610
1989/90Olympique MarseilleDivision 12611
ItalyLeague
1990/91CagliariSerie A334
1991/92336
1992/93327
1993/94TorinoSerie A243
ArgentinaLeague
1994/95River PlatePrimera División2717
1995/962010
1996/973119
1997/9861
CountryUruguay 7420
Argentina 197115
France 11543
Italy 12220
Total 508198

International career statistics

[2]

Uruguay national team
YearAppsGoals
198240
198341
198410
1985115
198661
198740
198812
198993
199060
199100
199200
199392
199400
199593
199630
199760
Total7317

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