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Sergio Agüero - 88 - Forward - Atletico Madrid - Argentina

Sergio Agüero is one of the brightest talents of Argentina, and is already playing for one of the best clubs in Spain on the age of 18. It really says all about his great talent. He has 3 caps for the NT, and will for sure inspire the team for years to come. His nickname is El Kun, after a cartoon figure that looks like him. He is the youngest to play in the argentine league, when he made his debut only 15 years 35 days old. In 53 games he scored 23 goals for his former club Independiente.

A little update, June 2008:
Sergio has established himself as one of the best strikers in Europe, after his numerous of flashing displays in the 07-08 season. He scored 25 goals in 45 matches, many of them spectacular strikes.

He also won the U20-WC 2007, and was the star of the tournament. He won the award for the best player, and also won the award for the tournaments topscorer, netting 6 goals in 7 games.

His ballcontrol is amazing, and combined with acceleration on the same level as former Brazil star Romario and great finishing skills, he is very difficult to stop when he has his nose pointing against the goal.

Sergio Agüero has also played 8 games for the NT the last year, scoring 3 goals. A fantastic season for the argentine hot shot.


Some clips here, here, here and here.
 

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Lionel Messi - 87 - Forward - Barcelona - Argentina

Messi is a sensational player. He is unstopable with the ball in his feet. Great tecnique, speed, ballcontrol and dribbling skills. I love to watch this little whiz play, i sometimes think he gives football a new dimension, and if any can fill the great Maradonas golden shoes it have to be Messi.

It´s a bit scary that he seems quite injury prone, but hope it gets better for him. For barca b he scored 37 goals in 30 games! For the first team he have scored 10 goals in 50 matches.

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when he made his debut only 15 years 35 days old. In 53 games he scored 23 goals for his club Independiente
hehe Ruggeri there had the laugh of his life, he just did it to break diego's record..of course he si not dumb, he chose the right player to break it, he hada a good excuse.
 

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nice work snatch, keep it on. Do you guys know ezequiel Garay. He's 20 years old, full back and one of the shooting stars of La Liga. Manchester United is interested in him but also Barca.
 

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Ezequiel Garay - 88 - Defender - Real Madrid - Argentina

Garay is a very talented player. He can play central defender or right wing, a pretty special combinatinon in my point of view. He has been one of the best central defenders so far in Primera Division, and have scored 5 goals in 17 games.

He takes freekicks in dangerous positions, and has also scored 2 goals on penalties. He has a good fysical apperence, with 1.86 m and 87 kg. His speed are good, but not great. He is a good header and a strong player.

Update October 2008:

His good play for Racing Santandar the last seasons have given him a chance to play for the spanish giants Real Madrid, who bought him in the summer window 2008, but the transfer will not go trough before next season.

He has also been played some matches for the NT, and was apart of the Olympic team that won the gold medal this summer. A player that seems to have a great future ahead of him.

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Gabriel Paletta - Defender - Boca Juniors. Age: 21.

Paletta got a contract with Liverpool after some impressing spells in the U-20 WC last summer. He has a tough playing style, that should suit the english league, but he havent´t impressed much for the reds yet. It seems like he needs some time to adjust to the english culture and way of play. We haven´t seen the best of this lad, he will improve with time.

Now he´s back in Argentina, and are playing well for Boca Juniors.


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Emiliano Insua, Argentina, Left Back, Liverpool. Age: 18.

Insua has signed a 18 month loan spell, with possibilities to buy him later on. He had some apperances with the Sudamericana sub-20, and his future looks bright. He is a tough young man, something he showed when he impressed for the Liverpool reserves, making some tough tackles and good plays on his left side. Could be a future star for the reds for sure.
 

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Gustavo Oberman, Argentina, Forward, Argentinos Juniors. Age: 21.

Oberman is good talent, with tecnique and speed. He was also on the winning side in the U-20 WC, and did a good job for Argentina there. He has now a loan spell with the spanish Segunda B team CD Castellon.

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Pablo Zabaleta, Argentina, Defender/Midfielder, Espanyol. Age: 22.

Zabaleta was one of the most important players in Argentinas U-20 WC triumph. He was the team captain, and led his troops in a impressive way. He has also played for the senior NT, and is a important player for his club team.
 

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Oscar Ustari, Argentina, Keeper, Independiente. Age: 20

One of the most talented goalkeepers from Argentina in a long time. He´s a part of the NT already, and som sources says he has signed on a pre contract for Barcelona, with a transfer fee around 10 million Euro.

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Mauro Zarate, Argentina, Forward, Velez Sarsfield. Age: 19.

Zarate is a really great player, and i don´t think he stays long in Argentina if he continues to play the way he is. He have great tecnique, good speed, and is a good finisher. I think he have star potential, so i´m looking forward to follow him in the future. He also was topscorer of the apertura 2006 with 12 goals, the same as Palacio.

Some clips here, here, here , and here.
 

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Excellent thread. I wish Loco would would as hard for the benefit of the forum.
 

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Fernando Ruben Gago, Argentina, Midfielder, Real Madrid. Age: 20.

I think his name is pure magic, but his play is even better! I love to watch this player, he works his ass off on the field, always moving around making him self an option for his team mates when he don´t have the ball. He plays as a holding midfielder, where he dictates the play, with exellent passing and good rythm. He also have worldclass ballcontrol, and is very mature for a 20 year old. He´s great now, and still improving.

This is his titles so far:

- Recopa Sudamericana 2006 (with Boca Juniors)
- Recopa Sudamericana 2005 (with Boca Juniors)
- Primera Division Argentina Apertura 2005 (with Boca Juniors)
- Copa Sudamericana 2005 (with Boca Juniors)
- FIFA's World Youth Championship 2005 (with the under-20 Argentina national football team)
- Primera Division Argentina 2006 Clausura (with Boca Juniors)

He played 69 games for Boca, scoring one goal, and what a beauty when it first came. He has also recentley made his debudt for the senior NT.

Some clips here, here and here.
 

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Gonzalo Higuain, Argentina, Forward, Real Madrid. Age: 19.

Higuain followed Gago to Real Madrid in the january transfer window,2007. Higuain got a lot of attention after scoring to nice goals for River Plate against Boca Juniors. In 33 games he scored a total of 13 goals with River. He´s a very tecniqual gifted player, and he makes smart moves to create space for himself and his team-mates on the pitch. Definitely a man for the future.

Some clips here, here, here, here and here.
 
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