Just as you would expect, since Argentina is known for its elite national soccer team, some of the most influential people from this country have managed to become famous, outstanding footballers who have gained worldwide recognition. At the moment, there are also many other popular personalities who have just started making their first steps to stardom.
Check out who made it into the list of the top 5 most influential people from Argentina:
#1 Lionel Messi
The famous Argentine professional footballer, Lionel Messi, plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and is the captain for the Argentina national team. By the age of 21, Messi had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations, and 4 years later he became the youngest player in history to score 200 goals in La Liga as well as the first player in the Champions League to score 5 goals in a single match in 2012. Also, he received the Golden Ball Award after leading the Argentinean national team to the World Cup Championship in 2004.
#2 Martina Stoessel
Martina Stoessel is an Argentine teen actress, dancer, singer and model who became a celebrity through her debut as Violetta Castillo on the Disney Channel series, Violetta. Even though Stoessel is new in the entertainment industry, she has managed to win her first award for “Female Newcomer” at the Kid’s Choice Awards Argentina in 2012. As a singer, she performs a variety of Disney songs including the Spanish and Italian versions of ‘Let it Go’, from the animated film Frozen.
#3 Mercedes Lambre
Mercedes Lambre is also an Argentine actress, singer, dancer and model who is known for her debut role of Ludmilla, in the Disney Channel series, Violetta. Even though she studied theatre and voice for four years, she managed to make her first career steps as a model in Argentina. As a dancer, she majored in street and jazz as well as Spanish. Thus far, Lambre has won 2 Kid’s Choice Awards Argentina as the Favourite Villain in 2012 and 2013.
#4 Manu Ginobili
As an Argentine professional basketball player – shooting guard, with the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, Manu Ginobili comes from a family of basketball players. Having played for Argentina and Italy he won several individual and team recognition awards. Thus far, Ginobili has received a Euro League title, led Argentina to a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics and won his 4th NBA Championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2014.Currently, he is often referred to as one of the finest International players of the NBA.
#5 Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero is a popular Argentine professional football player who plays as a striker for the Premier League club Manchester City and the Argentina national team. At the early age of 15 he became the youngest player to debut in the Argentine Primera Division, breaking the previous record by Diego Maradona. Aguero managed to score 74 goals in 175 appearances for Atletico Madrid and helped his country win an Olympic gold medal at the Beijing games in 2008.
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