Daniel Bertoni Profile
Daniel Bertoni is a retired Argentinian professional footballer who is widely regarded as one of the best players of his generation. He played mainly as a right winger, and his career was marked by several successes and achievements.
Bertoni was born on March 14, 1955, in the Argentine city of Bahía Blanca. He began his professional career in 1972, playing for Quilmes in the Argetinian second tier. He quickly established himself as a talented player, catching the eye of several top clubs in Argentina. In 1976, he joined the famous Avellaneda club, Club Atlético Independiente, at the time one of the most successful clubs in South America. It's here where Bertoni would really make a name for himself in the next four seasons, playing alongside club legend Ricardo Bochini and helping the club to a remarkable three Copa Libertadores titles, an Intercontinental Cup and an Anrgentinian league title.
Bertoni's style of play was characterized by his pace, dribbling ability, and clinical finishing. He was known for his ability to beat defenders with ease and score spectacular goals.
Bertoni was also a key member of the Argentina national team that won the 1978 World Cup. He scored the winning goal in the final against the Netherlands, cementing his place in Argentine football history. He also played in the 1982 World Cup, although Argentina were knocked out in the second round.
After leaving Independiente in 1978, Bertoni moved to Europe had stints with several clubs in Spain and Italy, including Sevilla, Fiorentina and Napoli. He retired from professional football in 1987, after a successful career that saw him score over 200 goals in over 500 club matches, also represent Argentina 31 times and scoring 12 goals.
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