A tremendously fast and incisive footballer who starts his runs out on the wing and then heads in towards the opposing area spreading panic among defenders. That’s Ángel di María. He’s a winger who started his career in one of the most prolific youth academies in Argentine football, Rosario Central. Ángel’s cultured left foot made him stand out from the beginning of his career and he was soon wanted by many major clubs.
At the age of just 17, he made his debut for Rosario Central and from that moment onwards his career really took off and has led him all the way to the top at Real Madrid. During his spell at Benfica, he won his first important honours and was also voted the best player in the Portuguese league.
His pace and ability to take on and beat opponents provide Real Madrid with a truly amazing range of attacking options. His dribbling skills and his left foot shots mean that he is a constant headache for rival defenders and goalkeepers, and Real Madrid have reaped the rewards in the shape of honours such as the Liga title, the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup which the Argentine has been instrumental in winning.