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D’Alessandro Andres

Things to Know:

D’Alessandro was born in the La Paternal section of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He joined the labor force as a pizza delivery boy before becoming a professional footballer. Known as El Cabezón (“The Big Headed”) for how large his big head looks on his small frame rather than any ego connotations, he emerged through the River Plate youth system that has produced much of Argentina’s top talent over the years. He followed the likes of Santiago Solari and Pablo Aimar through the ranks, together with Javier Saviola, with whom he shared the limelight in the 2001 Youth World Championship. With the River Plate senior team, he won the 2001–02 and 2002–03 Primera División titles. D’Alessandro attracted attention from European clubs following his success and performances at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship so in 2003 he moved to Europe where he played for 4 years. After San Lorenzo and Internacional he he returned to River Plate after 12 and a half years on a loan deal. He won his second Recopa Sudamericana and the Copa Argentina during his stay at the club.



River Plate vs Independiente

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Larrondo Marcelo

Did you Know?

On December 5th 2016 River Plate played against Independiente. The team wore a special one-off green jersey in honour of Chapecoense following the previous week’s tragic air disaster. The footballing world has banded together to pay tribute to Chapecoense after players, backroom staff and officials from the Brazilian outfit were among the 71 people to lose their lives when a flight carrying them to the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional went down in Cerro Gordo, La Union in Colombia. As many other teams around the world River Plate paid respect by playing in a green kit for Sunday’s Primera Division clash against Independiente. The shirt has a special Chapecoense’s Tribute badge on chest but what really makes this shirt unique is that this version of shirt is the regular season goalkeeper’s shirt. All of the players played with the goalkeeper’s jerseys as it was green like the Chapecoense’s shirts. This shirt was used only in this match.

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