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Name Enzo Francescoli
Gender Male
Born 1961 11 12
Birthplace Montevideo
Ethnic Uruguayan
Job Uruguayan Footballer
Desc Slight and unassuming, you’d be forgiven for underestimating Enzo Francescoli. He certainly didn’t look like he cause much of a threat. How wrong you would be. The 80s gave birth to what we now understand to be the modern ‘trequartista’ and Francescoli was one of the best in the business. He was Uruguay’s main man during their back-to-back Copa America wins in 1983 and 1987, before he went on to enjoy a brief, but glittering career in France with Racing Club Paris and Marseille


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2016 09 14 Retrieve

[Quotes on Luis Suarez] He’s kept developing constantly. Today he’s a much-improved player compared to when he started out at Liverpool, at Nacional, in the Netherlands and even at Barcelona. He was on fire at Liverpool, but today he’s a much more complete player. True, playing alongside two colossuses [Leo Messi and Neymar] helps, but even so. Leaving aside how many goals he scores, these days he’s a guy who goes out there and makes the difference, who is the first name on the scoresheet. He’s the complete package. [. . .] Suarez is the standard-bearer for the national team and Uruguayan football because he plays for a side who are watched all over the world. [. . .] I told him to his face that he’s the best Uruguayan No9 I’ve ever seen

2018 12 10 Retrieve

[Gallardo to remain River Plate coach] When I hugged him [Gallardo], ‘We’re going for more’. This group of players and this coaching staff is incredible. The capacity and humility they have is tremendous. It was a very tough game because it was a superclasico. Everything that has happened over the last 40 days has been crazy for everyone

2019 09 30 Retrieve

[Real Madrid target Palacios is ready to take Europe by storm] I met with Florentino Perez because I saw him in the [Bernabeu] stadium. It is possible for Palacios to go to Real Madrid but he is in no rush, nor are we, nor are Madrid. It is on track, but in the future

2019 11 09 Retrieve

[While Marcelo Gallardo is focused on the job at hand, River’s sporting director, Enzo Francescoli, admitted he must be ready for the possibility his coach could be signed by Barcelona] We need to be prepared for any decision. This happened a few years ago when Ramon Diaz told us he had to leave, but I don’t think about this a lot. You [the media] make me think about this when I speak with you. I’m not thinking about what’ll happen in a couple of months because it’s not even my decision

2020 05 14 Retrieve

[River director of football Enzo Francescoli echoed Jorge’s words: ‘This is not the time, Gonzalo has a year and a half left on his contract, he will respect it] [Higuain] will decide. Right now, he wants to see out his contract with Juventus and we will see further down the line. There are only rumours, there is nothing official.