Argentinian striker (goalscorer) born Feb 1 1969, "Batigol" started his professional soccer career in his home country with the club Newell's Old Boys in 1988/1989. The following season saw him move to River Plate and the season after that saw him surprisingly play for River Plate's closest rivals, Boca Juniors.

His fourth club in four seasons would be Italian club Fiorentina, where he would stay nine seasons. His feud with former Argentinian National Team coach, Daniel Passarella was well-publicized. Apparently Passarella refused to call up Batistuta to the team because of Batistuta's long hair.

His move to AS Roma shocked many who thought the Argentinian player would finish his career at Fiorentina.

Career stats:

Team            Season     GP   G
Newell's 1988/1989 16 4
River Plate 1989/1990 7 4
Boca Juniors 1990/1991 10 2
Fiorentina 1991/1992 27 13
Fiorentina 1992/1993 32 16
Fiorentina 1993/1994 26 16
Fiorentina 1994/1995 32 26
Fiorentina 1995/1996 31 19
Fiorentina 1996/1997 32 13
Fiorentina 1997/1998 31 21
Fiorentina 1998/1999 28 21
Fiorentina 1999/2000 30 23
Totals 302 178


Stats provided by Championship Manager 2000/2001

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