Juan Sebastian Veron first rose to prominence, in Argentina at least, at his beloved Estudiantes, where his elegance and creativity earned him a move to Boca Juniors.

At the Bombonera, he played alongside Diego Maradona.



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In 1996, his languid style caught the eye of Sampdoria manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, who took the midfielder to Genoa. 



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After the 1998 World Cup, Veron swapped clubs but remained in Serie A, joining Parma in a £15m deal. 


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A year later, Eriksson, now manager at Lazio, took Veron to Rome, this time forking out more than £18m for the Argentine. He was the driving force as Lazio captured the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup. 



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Sir Alex Ferguson broke the British transfer record to bring him to Old Trafford in 2001 - but, despite the occasional highlight, the blood and thunder of the Premier League didn't suit his game.



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After two difficult years at Manchester United, Chelsea signed him for £15m - nearly half of the fee that brought him to Endland. But after a great start to life at Stamford Bridge, injuries blighted his time in London.



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When Jose Mourinho arrived at Chelsea, Veron was loaned out to Inter, initially for the 2004/5 season, subsequently remaining at the San Siro for a further season. At Inter, he was part of the squad that won the Coppa Italia in 2005 and 2006, and, as a result of the Calciopoli scandal, the 2006 Serie A title.



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He was allowed to return home to his boyhood club Estudiantes in 2006, where he remained until his retirement from playing in 2014. 



His international career spanned 14 years, 73 games and three World Cups, scoring nine years for La Albicelestes.
A magician at times and a cult player for us.

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