Juan Roman Riquelme and 5 Returning Argentine Heroes

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Juan Roman Riquelme and 5 Returning Argentine Heroes
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The reception Juan Roman Riquelme received on Sunday afternoon as he finally returned to the club that moulded him into one of the greatest playmaking talents of the modern era was moving in the extreme.

As reported in the Buenos Aires Herald, the 35-year-old signed an 18-month deal with Argentinos Juniors and will try to save the club from the ignominy of the Nacional B. 

Riquelme began his career in Argentinos' famed academy, before leaving at just 18 to join the Boca ranks. But 17 years after first moving from La Paternal, his return marks a landmark in the Bicho history as they welcome back one of their most famous sons. 

Argentine stars are famous for trying their luck overseas, often emigrating across the Atlantic Ocean barely out of their teenage years. But often, as with the former Barcelona and Villarreal man, the pull of their boyhood idols is too hard to resist. 

In honour of the No. 10's homecoming, here are five stars who have made the trip back to their first clubs after distinguished careers on the road. 

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