What can they unite except that all four are part of the River's professional team? Which common denominator, besides players, can be found among them if one is from Maipú (Mendoza), another from Olivos (Buenos Aires) and the other from Santa Fe, but between their cities (Casilda and Hughes) more than 100 kilometer?
Franco Armani, Javier Pinolla, Enzo Perez and Ignacio Scotto have a big deal. The four are fans of the river as they were young and filled the dream of wearing the red ribbon on the pitch and being champions of AmericaThe Four, too they came to the club they love after 30 years to get fame and to fulfill the dream of those fanatical children of the river who are and still have inside …
Franco Armani and the Cup (Photo: AFP / Oscar Del Pozo).
Franco Armani begins to stop when he is five years old when his brother Leandro, a football player, kicked him in the garage of his parents' home in Casilda while his mother, Anaalia, prayed not to break anything. From the hand of his grandfather, Armani began to stop in apprentices 'apprentices Casildenses' baby and there he wore a green diver who asked for Christmas. "As Fillol Duck in the World Cup" 78 "the little Franco said. Then in children's stories Armani turned into a monkey Burgos, a goalkeeper who followed because he was already a river fan. In fact, the walls of the room in this house were covered by the Armani brothers with everything red and white. And they were hanging posters of Francescoles, Ortega, Crepo and … Galardo. Two decades later doll took him to Armani to fulfill his dream of stopping in the river, the club of his love. He recognized him when he was at the Atlético Nacional de Medellín. A video was recently virused in which he said: "When I was a child, in my childhood, I sympathized with the river plate."
Javier Pinolla is celebrating Copa Libertadores in Bernabeu. (Photo: Reuters / Sergio Perez)
Javier Pinola has inherited reasons for the defender to feel so happy to play in the river. This passion for color is passed on from generation to generation. He starts with his grandfather Horatio, who has played until the fourth millionaire, but has gone to work. And he continued with his father, Jorge, a shooter from several Assent clubs who took him to Monumental when he was a little boy. So the River's fan was Pinolla de Pue, that when he asked him to make a drawing at school, he made it in black and white, and I wrote a red strip to each of the characters. Bach … He draws a red strip for everything. He said the same in the magazine oral exam in 2004 And recently, before the duel of the eighth finals against Racing, in an interview with hunting horn he said he was followed by Monumental due to his proximity to his house (he lives in Oligos). And also that he was in Sívori (formerly Almirante Brown) on the night of June 26, 1996, when Ray won the second Copa Libertadores in his story. I was 13 years old and I was in the first year of high school. "My old man came to look for me at school," said the river keeper, "and thence we went to the yard. We will arrive at twenty-thirty in the afternoon, we stayed in the pastry shop, and only at six-thirty we managed to get into the rostrum and waited there until the beginning of the game. We went to Admiral Brown (now called Sívori) low. I do not forget the welcome to the team, the goals of Crespo, Enzo (Francesco) for the Cup or the celebrations "And now he had to live in the yard. Full party.
Enzo Pérez and another show of love for the river. (Photo: Reuters / Sergio Perez)
The work for Enzo Perez is well-known because the player himself, when possible, announces his love for the river. In fact, he arrived in the world on February 22, 1986 in Maypu with the label of River Plate. His father, Carlos, also a river fan, placed Enzo of Francescoles. And the Uruguayan was always an idol of Perez, as there was a huge poster hung behind the door of his room. What's more, when he was playing in Silver Students and had a trainer for Leonardo Astrada and Hernan Diaz and Ernesto Corti, the mediator kept asking them to present him / her to him. Within a day, Françoiseles appeared in the city bell, and there was excitement everywhere. "I was speechless, I was blinded …", Enzo commented on the situation where he had a picture of memory. Nearly a decade later, he returned to meet his idol, already in the river. In the middle of 2017, he did not hesitate when the opportunity to join the millionaire club arose. At the age of 31, he faces the dream of his life. He resigned on a lot of money and the chance to continue playing in European football to come to wear the red band, the one he has so loved since he was born. And he wanted to fulfill the promise of his younger brother whom he had expected to see in the field with the Roman shirt.
Nacho Scocco, excited after the triumph (Photo: Instagram nacho.scocco32).
That was the year 2013. Ramón Diaz led one of the teams in farewell to burrito Ortega at the monumental stadium, integrated by Ignacio Scocco, Jujeño's teammate at Newell's 2004 champion. In the dressing room, the Rioja coach showed up near Scocco and made him good: "Come into the river, Nacho!" And he added to the press: "We show to Scott what the River and its people are and he is excited …", Then did not happen. A year later, in the middle of 2014, Marcello Galardo also wanted to have it. Nor did it happen. By the middle of 2017 doll He insisted again and came to fruition. thus, Nacho He fulfilled his dream and that of his family. It was like a boy that he always admired the River. And for Francesco. "My whole family is a river fan and 70% of my friends." he counted. At their home in Hughes, the room they shared with their brother Pablo, a river fan, had a poster of Enzo with the Libertadores, won in 1996. "He was my idol I always admired and the one I tried to copy", admits the attacker. Skoko remembers that he was in Monumental with his family in the semi-final against the University of Chile in 1996. Also in Enzo's parting in 1999 And now, with his family in the stands and he of the court he holds the championship of America. Absolute glory.
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