Maradona, Zanetti, and the 6 Most Influential Argentinians to Play in Serie A

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Maradona, Zanetti, and the 6 Most Influential Argentinians to Play in Serie A
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Carlos Tevez is scoring freely for Juventus, but which Argentinians have had the biggest impact on Serie A before him?

Carlos Tevez scored his 14th league goal of the season for Juventus on Sunday. Gonzalo Higuain notched his 13th for Napoli a day later. The Argentinian pair only arrived in Serie A last summer but already sit joint-first and joint-second in the scoring charts.

But both men still have a way to go yet if they hope to make as big an impact on Italian football as some of their countrymen before them. Argentinian stars have been a feature of Serie A for almost as long as the league has existed, even if many of them—as descendants of the millions of immigrants who arrived in South America from the European nation around the turn of the 20th century—have also held Italian passports.

Here we take a look at a half-dozen of the most influential Argentinians ever to play their club football on the peninsula, and the legacies they have left.

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