Did Riquelme win Ballon d Or?

He was among the nominees for the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2006 and 2007, and the Ballon d’Or in 2005 and 2007….Juan Román Riquelme.

Representing Argentina
Men’s football
2008 Beijing Team
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Winner 1997 Malaysia

How good was Juan Roman Riquelme?

After almost 200 games, 44 goals, countless assists, pirouettes and defence-splitting through-balls, Riquelme joined Barcelona for £10million in 2002. But by that time, even in the more sedate and tactically sophisticated Spanish league, greater intensity and stamina were being demanded.

Will Riquelme return to Boca Juniors?

On 4 February 2013, it was reported that Riquelme had stated that he was prepared to return to Boca Juniors and that he had contacted Boca coach Carlos Bianchi that he would be available to return. It was confirmed on 8 February 2013 that Riquelme would return to Boca Juniors.

Does Copa Libertadores defeat spell the end of Riquelme at Boca?

^ “Copa Libertadores defeat may spell the end for Riquelme at Boca, but he will always be a legend”. Goal.com. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2015.

Why did Juan Riquelme retire from football?

In March 2009, Riquelme decided to retire from the national team after a disagreement with coach Diego Maradona. Former manager Sergio Batista stated he would have liked for Riquelme to return to international play, hinting at the possibility of the player appearing in a friendly with Spain in August 2010, which eventually did not happen.

When did Juan Riquelme score his first goal for Boca?

During the second-leg of the quarter-finals, played on 24 May 2007, Riquelme scored Boca’s first goal in the 61st minute of the match as they claimed a 2–0 away victory and a 3–1 aggregate result, ensuring progression to the semi-finals.