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Esteban Cambiasso Leicester City

Esteban Cambiasso - Player of the Week

Esteban Cambiasso - Player of the Week

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Can Leicester survive?

Cambiasso scores against Everton.Leicester City are one of the form teams in the Premier League. The Foxes (Leicester's nickname) have won three matches in a row and are now up to 18th place in the Premier League table. Leicester had been bottom (20th) since November, and many pundits had given them no chance of surviving. But with 6 matches left to play, including matches against relegation rivals, Burnley, Sunderland and QPR; Leicester City fans and players are much more optimistic. With Esteban Cambiasso pulling the strings in midfield, The Foxes are both dangerous in attack and solid in defence. Against Swansea City, Leicester took the lead after only 15 minutes, when Leonardo Ulloa scored his first goal since December. Leicester controlled most of the match, but had to wait until the 89th minute to make the win safe. Man of the Match, Cambiasso, hit a free-kick, which was saved by the goalkeeper, but the rebound was scored by Andy King.

"We are staying up! I say we are staying up!" Leicester fans singing after the match.

What do we know about Esteban Cambiasso?

Cambiasso spent 10 years at Inter Milan.Esteban Matias Cambiasso Deleau was born on 18 May 1980 in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. When Cambiasso was 16, he moved to Spain to play for Real Madrid. He spent two years with the Spanish club, but didn't make an appearance for the first team and returned to Argentina to play for Independiente. Back home, he made nearly 100 appearances for Independiente, and then moved to River Plate, where he won the Argentinian league title. In 2002, he returned to Real Madrid and this time played over 50 times for the club, and helped them win the Spanish title and three cup competitions. In 2004, he moved to Italy to play for Inter Milan, where he became one of the best defensive midfielders in world football. Cambiasso spent over 10 years at the Italian club and made over 400 appearances for the team. This was also his most successful time as an international player and he helped Argentina to the World Cup quarter-final in 2006. At the end of his contract with Inter, Cambiasso became Leicester City's most famous ever signing, when he joined the club in August 2014.

In the past I had great possibilities because I played in Italy, Spain and Argentina, but I need to play in the Premier League.”  Esteban Cambiasso talking about signing for Leicester City.

How many trophies has Cambiasso won?

Cambiasso has won 23 major trophies.Esteban Cambiasso has won more trophies (23) than most players, and has won more trophies than any other player from Argentina. Yes, that includes Lionel Messi (21), Diego Maradona (9) and Alfredo Di Stefano (22)!  Most of his trophies were won during his time at Inter Milan. In 2005/06 and 2009/10, Cambiasso helped Inter win the Italian league and cup double, and in total, he won 5 League titles and 5 Italian Cups. In 2010, under current Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, Inter also won the Champions League, when they beat Bayern Munich (2-0) in the final. 

"Cambiasso is one of the greatest players to have ever pulled on an Inter shirt. He is one of the most influential midfielders in Italian football, and for that reason, he will be remembered as one of the most talented players of all time."  Commentator from goal.com.

How have teams escaped relegation in the past?

Can Leicester stay up?There have been some fantastic escapes from relegation over the years. If Leicester are going to escape relegation form the Premier League this season, they need to copy some of the sensational performances from these two clubs. In 2011/12, Wigan Athletic won 7 out of their last 9 matches, including wins against Liverpool, Manchester Utd and Arsenal. In the end, they comfortably avoided relegation. 

Wigan Athletic escape relegation 2011/12
  21st March 2012 P Pt GD     Final Table P Pt GD
15 Aston Villa 28 33 -4   15 Wigan 38 43 -20
16 Blackburn 29 28 -18   16 Aston Villa 38 38 -16
17 QPR 29 25 -18   17 QPR 38 37 -23
18 Bolton 28 23 -26   18 Bolton 38 36 -31
19 Wigan 29 22 -29   19 Blackburn 38 31 -30
20 Wolves 29 22 -33   20 Wolves 38 25 -42

 

In 2006/07, West Ham made a miraculous escape, when they won their last four matches. In the final game of the season, Carlos Tevez scored the winning goal away to the champions - Manchester United, and they were safe for another season.

West Ham escape relegation 2006/07
  4th March 2007 P Pt GD   Final Table P Pt GD
15 Wigan 29 32 -14 15 West Ham  38 41 -24
16 Sheff Utd 29 31 -16 16 Fulham 38 39 -22
17 Man City 27 30 -13 17 Wigan 38 38 -22
18 Charlton 29 24 -23 18 Sheff Utd 38 38 -23
19 Watford  29 20 -25 19 Charlton 38 34 -26
20 West Ham 29 20 -29 20 Watford 38 28

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Cambiasso and Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

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Did you know......?

  • Esteban Cambiasso's nickname is 'Cuchu', which means old man.
  • Cambiasso hated football as a kid - he preferred basketball!
  • Basketball star, Michael Jordan, was Cambiasso's hero as a child.
  • Leicester City were originally called Leicester Fosse.
  • Leicester is one of the oldest cities in the UK, it is over 2000 years old.
Cambiasso in action for Argentina against Spain.

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What do you think?

Esteban Cambiasso has won more major trophies than any other player from Argentina.

Which player has won most major trophies from your country?

If a player has won a lot of trophies, does that make him a great player?

Who is the best ever player from your country?

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hsn's picture
hsn
14/11/2022
TR
5535
points

Winning a major trophy is success of team not only one player.


hsn's picture
hsn
14/11/2022 16:50
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5535

Winning a major trophy is success of team not only one player.

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Gabriel Amaral
30/06/2021
BR
1512
points

Daniel Alves did!
It's very difficult to have a player that win much trophies just by being lucky.
Not only my country, but the best ever: Pelé!


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Gabriel Amaral
30/06/2021 18:28
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Daniel Alves did!
It's very difficult to have a player that win much trophies just by being lucky.
Not only my country, but the best ever: Pelé!

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mobeckham
22/06/2020
TR
6511
points

The best ever player in Egypt is probably Mohamed Salah and in Turkey is probably Hakan Şükür.


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mobeckham
22/06/2020 13:51
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

The best ever player in Egypt is probably Mohamed Salah and in Turkey is probably Hakan Şükür.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
22/06/2020
TR
6511
points

Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Aboutrika from Egypt.
Arda Turan and Hakan Şükür from Turkey.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
22/06/2020 13:47
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Aboutrika from Egypt.
Arda Turan and Hakan Şükür from Turkey.

englishman
19/07/2016
DZ
1734
points

The best Player is Madjer


englishman
19/07/2016 15:37
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

The best Player is Madjer

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HakanUslu1881
14/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Hakan Sukur.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
14/03/2016 13:42
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Hakan Sukur.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/01/2016
PS
3705
points

Winning a lot of trophies is not important to be a great player you must be influential in your team to be great.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/01/2016 13:06
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Winning a lot of trophies is not important to be a great player you must be influential in your team to be great.

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aragorn1986
05/12/2015
ME
3557
points

Cambiasso was a part of the team that performed really well. He was one of the key players in Inter. He's old now but he doesn't give up. Very persistant player, a true champion!


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aragorn1986
05/12/2015 13:08
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Cambiasso was a part of the team that performed really well. He was one of the key players in Inter. He's old now but he doesn't give up. Very persistant player, a true champion!

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Oleh Blokhin for Ukraine (even though, IMHO, he was not so successful as a coach)


nikosonris
23/11/2015 11:26
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Oleh Blokhin for Ukraine (even though, IMHO, he was not so successful as a coach)

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MUGEMANYI
21/11/2015
RW
2320
points

The best ever player in my country is Jimmy Gatete,he was good striker and help Rwanda to qualify for the first time in CAN. It was in 2004


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MUGEMANYI
21/11/2015 03:26
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

The best ever player in my country is Jimmy Gatete,he was good striker and help Rwanda to qualify for the first time in CAN. It was in 2004

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
03/11/2015
ME
3557
points

It was Savicevic I think. Not necessarily, a player can be one of the best on the world but without a trophy. Messi for example had never won a world cup.


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aragorn1986
03/11/2015 15:57
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It was Savicevic I think. Not necessarily, a player can be one of the best on the world but without a trophy. Messi for example had never won a world cup.

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almirpereira
23/10/2015
BR
1326
points

WOW


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
23/10/2015 01:24
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

WOW

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
23/10/2015
BR
1326
points

OKAY


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almirpereira
23/10/2015 01:23
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

OKAY

Abdallah
28/09/2015
KW
1814
points

I don't think winning a lot of trophies make a player as a great because it's not an individual game or performance , it's an effort of the 11 players .


Abdallah
28/09/2015 09:16
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

I don't think winning a lot of trophies make a player as a great because it's not an individual game or performance , it's an effort of the 11 players .

barbedwire
28/04/2015
BY
0
points

Already posted


barbedwire
28/04/2015 08:03
Belarus
Manchester City
0

Already posted

barbedwire
28/04/2015
BY
0
points

Have never known that he is so straightforward. Even better then Maradona.


barbedwire
28/04/2015 08:02
Belarus
Manchester City
0

Have never known that he is so straightforward. Even better then Maradona.

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TGgrtony13
27/04/2015
PT
0
points

The player that won most major trophies in my country is Vítor Baía.
I think that to be a great player it is needed a lot more than to won a lot of trophies.
The best ever player from my country is Eusébio, the great symbol from Benfica.


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TGgrtony13
27/04/2015 23:17
Portugal
Manchester United
0

The player that won most major trophies in my country is Vítor Baía.
I think that to be a great player it is needed a lot more than to won a lot of trophies.
The best ever player from my country is Eusébio, the great symbol from Benfica.

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PaJa111
23/04/2015
CZ
34
points

Petr Cech he is a goalkeeper from Chelsea and in a past he was very important player of his team. He won Champions league, Europa league, Premier league, FA Cup so he is very successful. But right now he is just substitute.

I think yes but is also nessery help to team win trophies. Not to be just substitute.

Tomas Rosicky from Arsenal and Petr Cech from Chelsea.


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PaJa111
23/04/2015 17:51
Czech Republic
Arsenal
34

Petr Cech he is a goalkeeper from Chelsea and in a past he was very important player of his team. He won Champions league, Europa league, Premier league, FA Cup so he is very successful. But right now he is just substitute.

I think yes but is also nessery help to team win trophies. Not to be just substitute.

Tomas Rosicky from Arsenal and Petr Cech from Chelsea.

Rich's picture
Rich
23/04/2015
ES
594
points

Petr Cech is a great goalkeeper. Actually, we interviewed him a few years ago for this website and you can watch the interview here http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/players/player-interviews...
Thanks for your comment! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
23/04/2015 19:59
Spain
Liverpool
594

Petr Cech is a great goalkeeper. Actually, we interviewed him a few years ago for this website and you can watch the interview here http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/players/player-interviews...
Thanks for your comment! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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