Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Javier Mascherano were part of the Argentine team at the Olympics.
Lionel Messi’s first win with Argentina, despite the U23, came at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he Basilist Won the gold medal by defeating Nigeria in the final.
The Barcelona star scored two goals in the tournament as La Baseleste beat Brazil 3-0 in the semi-finals of each match.
Along with Messi, there were players like Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Ezequiel Lausi who made their careers significant.
Star Argentine midfielder John Roman was one of only three players on the Recall team to cross the age limit. Take a look at the Argentine squad from the Beijing Olympics and where their members are now.
Where are Macy’s Olympic gold medalists now?
Oscar Starry: Oscar Astari played five seasons for Getafe early in his career before moving to England for one season in Spain, where he played for Sunderland. He has also played for Argentine giants such as Boca Juniors and Newell’s Old Boys. Astari represented the senior national team in two international matches.
Sergio Romero: Sergio Romero, Argentina’s first-choice goalkeeper at the Olympics, played 96 international matches for the senior team. Romero, currently a free agent, has been with Manchester United for six seasons from 2015 to 2021.
Nicholas NaroNicolas Naro, currently the goalkeeper for Arsenal de Serendipity, has never played for the senior national team and has been playing club football in Argentina for the majority of his senior professional career.
Ezequiel Gare: After playing in the Olympics, the eleven moved to Real Madrid where they spent three seasons before joining Benfica. He retired from professional football in 2020 after spending four seasons in Valencia. Gary was also part of the Argentine team that reached the 2014 World Cup final.
Fabian Monson: Monzen spent most of his professional career in South America after playing in the Olympics. He currently plays for Argentine club Atletico Tocومn.
Pablo Zebelita: After the Olympics, Zabelita joined Manchester City where she spent the better part of her career. And became a legend in the club. He left town in 2017 and spent the last three seasons of his professional career at West Ham United. He retired in 2020.
Federico Fazio: Fazio was playing for Ceyla when he won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. He later moved to Tottenham Hotspur and currently plays for AS Roma in Serie A.
Nicholas Praja: Praja spent most of his professional career in Spain, playing for Espanyol and Sevilla. He retired in 2019, playing for Mexican club Atlas FC.
Fernando Gago: Gago played for Real Madrid from 2007 to 2012 and later moved to Valencia. The defensive midfielder retired from professional football in 2020.
Juice Susa: The central midfielder has played for top European clubs such as Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Napoli. He currently plays for the Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
Will ever be: The central midfielder has played for most of his professional career in Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla in Spain. Banega has played 65 international matches so far, representing La Baseleist. He is currently playing for al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia.
Young Roman Recolum: At the age of 30, Riclam, the best player in Argentine football, captained the team that won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. The midfielder retired from football in 2015 after playing for Boca Juniors.
Javier Mashrano: Javier Mascherano still became Argentina’s greatest player. The defensive midfielder played for Liverpool and FC Barcelona in his career and was the most captained Argentine footballer until 2021 when Lionel Messi won his 147 matches in the 2021 Copa Amrica.
Angel of Maria: After the Olympics, De Maria played for European giants such as Real Madrid, Manchester United and PSG where he is currently playing. He recently came to light after scoring the winning goal in the Copa Am فائنلrica final against Brazil, which helped Argentina win the international trophy after a gap of 28 years.
Sergio Aguero: Aguero was playing for Atletico Madrid when he won an Olympic gold medal. He later moved to Manchester City in 2011 and played 10 seasons. He is considered to be the biggest player ever to donate a Man City jersey. He is also the club’s all-time leading goalscorer (260). Aguero has just joined Barcelona after leaving Man City on a free transfer.
Lotto Acosta: After playing in the Olympics, Acosta took nine years to qualify for a senior national team when George Sampoli called him to the national team for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. He currently plays for Argentine club Lens.
Diego Beyoncٹی: Bonanote is currently playing for Chilean club Universidad Catalunya. He has never been represented by a senior Argentine.
Ezequiel Leviزیs: When playing in the Olympics, Laozi was playing for the Italian team Napoli. But it was in 2012 that he rose to fame after joining the PSG. Luizi was an integral part of the Argentine team that finished runner-up in the 2014 World Cup. He said that he retired from football in 2019.