What Gabriel “The Lion King” Batistuta is famous for

Argentina, along with Brazil, is a breeding ground for football talent in South America. Every season, young and ambitious performers emerge in the local championship, who can later prove themselves in European teams. At you can bet on more than 300 leagues, including those where many Argentines play. A prime example of a successful career of a local player in Europe is Gabriel Batistuta. The future star of world football began his journey in the championship of Argentina. The legendary footballer began his career in 1988. For the first three seasons in football he managed to play for all the grandees, namely Newell’s Old Boys, River Plate and Boca Juniors. 

He received then the most interesting offer from Fiorentina, and so he went to Serie A, where he defended the colors of the Violets for the next nine years. It was in this team that he showed a simply magical game. Yes, the mentioned club was not the grandee of Italian football, but Batistuta did not need it. He could show himself in all his glory. What else do you need for a South American footballer? In total, he played 269 games and scored 167 goals for the club. Naturally, if 1xBet would be available at the time, Gabriel would be among the favorites to become the top scorer in Serie A. and, moreover, in almost every season. 

Quite expectedly, the spectacular game of the Argentine attracted the attention of Roma in 2000, which then was on the rise. He managed to play three seasons in the Roman team. As in the case of Fiorentina, he was a definite base player. From the most interesting events of this period of his career, it is worth highlighting that he went on loan to Inter for part of the 2003 season. However, he failed to show his best in Milan. It is possible to Live match bet on 1xBet bookmaker on all the matches of the Italian championship, which is an obvious plus for the fans of Argentine. In the last two seasons of his career (2003-2005) he went to promote football in Qatar, playing for the local Al-Arabi. 

During his career, he managed to enter the national team 77 times and scored 54 goals. Even after the end of his career, the national team continued to show decent football. Therefore, it is possible to bet live on every match of the national team on 1xBet bookmaker. 

What titles Batistuta won during his career

As mentioned above, both Fiorentina and Roma were not considered obvious favorites in Serie A, and therefore the Argentine does not have many titles at the club tournament. At can be seen by looking at the statistics that in the 21st century these teams very rarely claimed championships in various tournaments. However, Gabriel Batistuta still managed to:

  • win the Italian Cup (1995/96) and the Super Cup with Fiorentina (1996);
  • win the Serie A (2000/01) and the Italian Super Cup with Roma (2001);
  • win America’s Cup twice with the Argentine national team in 1991 and 1993.

After all, these are great performances, considering the realities of the forward’s career. Moreover, he managed to receive many individual awards. It is safe to say that if he would move to the grandee of Italian football, 1xBet would consider him among the contenders for the Golden Ball. 

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