The football world mourned when Juan Román Riquelme announced his retirement in January 2015. Helping Argentinos Juniors, the club where the iconic playmaker had taken his first steps as a player, to promotion back to the top flight at the end of 2014 was a fitting end to the career of the football romantic’s virtuoso of choice.
For all Riquelme’s obvious affection toward Argentinos Juniors, his heart however remained with one club. Three Copa Libertadores titles, the starring role in the famous Club World Cup victory over Real Madrid and four league titles have created the legend and as the great number ten said himself, “I am Riquelme thanks to this club.”
That club of course being Boca Juniors and virtually ever since Riquelme played his last game in the blue and gold on May 11th 2014, supporters have waited for one last opportunity to pay homage.
Finally that chance has come as Riquelme confirmed his testimonial at La Bombonera will take place on December 12th – 12/12 or Dia del hincha de Boca (Boca supporters day).
“It will be with all the players from teams of 2001 and 2007, those who won the Copa Libertadores,” Riquelme explained.