Javier Pedro Saviola Fernández is an Argentine retired professional footballer who played as a forward. Known for his speed, dribbling and ability to score from almost any attacking position on the field, he represented both Barcelona and Real Madrid and was named as the youngest player on Pelé's FIFA 100 list of the 125 greatest living footballers in 2004.
Javier Pedro Saviola Fernández was born 11 December 1981. ancestry he also holds Spanish nationality since 2004, and he amassed La Liga totals of 196 games and 70 goals over the course of eight seasons; he started and finished his career at River Plate.
An Argentine international for seven years, Saviola represented his country at the 2006 World Cup and the 2004 Copa América, where his team reached the final. He also won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics.
Saviola was one of those players who played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona. In 2001, aged 19, Saviola moved to Spain to play for FC Barcelona in a £15 million transfer and scored 17 goals in his first season, finishing joint-fourth top scorer in La Liga.
On 10 July 2007, Real Madrid signed Saviola after his Barcelona contract expired, on a three-year deal. Although on a financially lucrative contract, he endured a difficult time at Real, being mainly restricted to cup matches and sporadic appearances (mainly as a substitute) in the league and the UEFA Champions League.
In his playing career, Javier Pedro Saviola Fernández won the following awards South American Footballer of the Year, 1999 Player of the Year of Argentina, 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship: Golden Shoe, 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship and Golden Ball 2001.
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