When his Club Fiorentina Descended to Serie B in 1993, Batistuta Stayed With The Club and Helped Him Return to The Top Flight a Year Later. He Became a Popular Sports Figure in Florence; Fiorentina Fans set Up a Bronze Statue the Size of Him in 1996, in Recognition of his Performance for the Club. Despite winning the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana with the club in 1996, He Never Won the Italian League With Fiorentina, But When He Moved to Rome in 2000, He Eventually Won the Serie A Title To Carve Out His Career in Italy. After an Unsuccessful Loan Period with Inter in 2003, He Played His Last Two Seasons in Qatar With Al-Arabi Before Retiring In 2005.
At The International Level, He is Argentina's All-Time Leading Scorer With 54 Goals in 77 Official Matches, a Record He Held Until 2016. Batistuta Played in Three World Cups, Scoring 10 Goals, Making Him The All-Time Leading Scorer In Argentina In the Competition . , And The Eighth Highest Scorer of All Time. Batistuta is The Only Player In The History of Football Who Scored Two Hat-Tricks In Various World Cups. With The Argentine National Team He Won Two Consecutive Copa América Titles And The FIFA Confederations Cup. He Was Considered One of The Best Strikers of His Generation, in 1999, Batistuta Was Third In The FIFA World Player of The Year Award, And In 2004 He Was Appointed By Pelé In The FIFA 100 List of The World's Greatest Living Players.
Style of Play
Fast, Hard-Working, And Great Player, With Versatile Play, Batistuta is Regarded As One of The Most Complete And Most Feared and Productive Strikers of His Generation. As a Forward Player, He is Primarily Known For His Technique, Offensive Ball, Air Power, And Strong Clinical Finishing With Both Legs From Anywhere On The Pitch, Though He Naturally Plays The Right Foot; He Also Has a Good Placement Position, As Well As The Ability To Anticipate Defenders In The Penalty Area, Scoring Acrobatic Goals From Volley or Motor, And Attacking The Ball First From a Narrow Angle While On The Run. He is Also Greatly Appreciated For His Precise Advantage and Excellent Free-Kick Ability; Although He is a Competent Penalty Taker, The Conversion Rate of Places Throughout His Career is less Reliable. In Addition to His Skills in Scoring Goals, Batistuta Often Appeared on the Field Throughout His Career Because of his Leadership By Playing fair play. Diego Maradona Stated That Batistuta is The Best Striker He Has Ever Seen PLaying The Game. Despite his Abilities, He Suffered Several Injuries Throughout His Career, Which Often Limited His Playing And Fitness Times, Especially in His Career, And Eventually Forced Him To Retire Early.Filmography