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Kily González

Published: Saturday 1 January 2011, 17.38CET
Published: Saturday 1 January 2011, 17.38CET

Kily González

Clubs: CA Rosario Central, CA Boca Juniors, Real Zaragoza, Valencia CF, FC Internazionale Milano, CA Rosario Central, CA San Lorenzo, CA Rosario Central

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
runner-up 2000, 2001 users' Team of the Year: 2001

• Cristian 'Kily' González started out with local club Rosario Central before moving to Buenos Aires and spending one season with Boca Juniors.

• Exported his talents to Europe in 1996, joining Spanish club Zaragoza, where he settled quickly and became one of the Liga's most eye-catching left-wingers, making 92 league appearances in three seasons and scoring 15 goals.

• The highpoint of his career came during a four-season spell at Valencia, with whom he reached two UEFA Champions League finals – appearing from the first whistle to the last in both – and won the 2001/02 Liga title.

• An Argentinan international for a decade, from 1995-2005, he appeared at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and won Olympic gold at the 2004 Athens games; also played in the Copa América tournaments of 1999 and 2004, finishing runner-up in the latter.

Followed ex-Valencia coach Héctor Cúper to Inter in 2003 and spent three years with the club, winning Serie A (by default) in his final season before returning to Argentina and first club Rosario Central.

Last updated: 16/11/12 1.49CET

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