Juan Sebastian Verón


Besides being an argentine an global legend of the game, Juan Sebastián Verón is today Estudiantes de La Plata Club's chairman, his hometown football club.
Veron, who played in the elite of European football for ten seasons, started at the age of 18 in Estudiantes, then moved to Boca Juniors, where he played with Diego Armando Maradona. During his international career he played for: Sampdoria (1996-1998), Parma (1998-1999), Lazio (1999-2001), Manchester United (2001-2003), Chelsea  (2003-2004) and Inter de Milan (2004-2006).
Back in Estudiantes de La Plata in 2006 he won three trophies, among them the Libertadores de America Cup 2009 and played the Final match of the FIFA Club World Championship against Barcelona.
As an international Sebastian Veron represented Argentina's National Team in three FIFA World Cups (France 1998, Korea-Japan 2002 and South Africa 2010).
After his retirement in 2015 he became the president of Estudiantes leading the Club to create the first Secondary School for football players in Latin America and is working to finish the new Club Stadium announced for June 2019

He played the "Match for Peace" supporting Pope Francis in 2016 and was named Chinese Linzi Football Museum's global ambassador in 2017.
This year he was invited by UNICEF to the Soccer Aid charity match at Old Trafford where he played with Usain Bolt, Eric Cantina and Robbie Williams. He was also invited by sheikh Abdullah of Kuwait along with world soccer stars such as Rivaldo, Clarence Seedorf, David Beckham and Ronaldinho for the Ramadan festivities.