June 24: National holiday?
June 24 should be a national holiday. Did a Prosperous? No, I don’t. Are there any historical battles commemorating? No, either. Did something happen? fundamental to the country? Oh, yeah. Guess what? Just in case, we clarify: Juan Manuel Fangio, Juan Román were born Riquelme and Lionel Messi.
Some will say it’s an exaggeration, but sport is a great thermometer for a country’s culture. It is fundamental in everything sense, because it is through sport that are sublimated many aspects that are understood as the cultural identity of a nation. In addition, these are not any type of sportsmen. In some cases, it is necessary to separate the athlete from the human being, of the citizen. Not because they have more responsibility than the rest of mortals, but because being good at what one does not necessarily involves being an example. But that’s not the case. These three who we mention are examples “inside and outside” of the court.
June 24 – a glorious day for our country.
Juan Manuel “el Chueco” Fangio was born on June 24 1911. Fiveple World Champion (when it was even more remarkable than today), it took more than 50 years for Schumacher to break his record. Recognized as an exemplary sportsman, no only his colleagues but also his competitors always emphasized his chivalry, manhood of good, professionalism and generosity. Undoubtedly on the podium of the most athletes of the history of our country.
In chronological order, the next birth is that of Juan Román Riquelme: June 24, 1978. Born in Argentinos Juniors, he debuted in Boca in 1996, where he won 11 titles (including three Libertadores and one Intercontinental). He also played for Barcelona and Villarreal in Spain . Some Boca fans consider him the greatest idol in the history of the institution.
Finally, on 24 June 1987 he was born in Rosario the, for many, best player of the history of football. It’s so big that we don’t even need to mention it : you understand who we’re talking about. He played very young in the lower by Newell’s Old Boys, and at the age of eleven he was already in Barcelona (what a debt for Argentine football that has never played a first division match of our country, right?). With the selection he reached a world final and two Copa America finals. By his humility, tranquility and consistency in declaring and peaceful life private, is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes in our country.
Hipólito Azema nació en Buenos Aires, en los comienzos de la década del 80. No se sabe desde cuándo, porque esas cosas son difíciles de determinar, le gusta contar historias, pero más le gusta que se las cuenten: quizás por eso transitó los inefables pasillos de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Una vez escuchó que donde existe una necesidad nace un derecho y se lo creyó.
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