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Hernán Jorge Crespo is a retired Argentine footballer. A prolific striker, he has scored over 300 goals in a career spanning 19 years. At international level, Crespo scored 35 goals and is Argentina’s third highest goalscorer behind only Gabriel Batistuta and Lionel Messi. He played in three FIFA World Cups: 1998, 2002, 2006. At club level, Crespo was the world’s most expensive player when he was bought by Lazio from Parma in 2000 for €56 million (£35.5M). He was top scorer in the 2000–01 Serie A with 26 goals, playing for Lazio. Crespo’s awards include three Serie A scudetti, a Copa Libertadores, a Premier League title and an Olympic Games silver medal. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. Crespo never received a red card during his career.