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  • Juan Gilberto Funes, nicknamed "El Búfalo", was an Argentine football player, known for his physical style of play. He was born in the San Luis, Argentina. Funes was a key player in the 1986 River Plate team that won the Copa Libertadores for the first time, in which he score a goal in the first match in Colombia, which River won by the score of 2–1 and at home in Buenos Aires, for the 1–0 victory against América de Cali. Ironically, this was not the first time Colombian teams and fans saw his moves; in the glory days of the Colombian league in the 1980s, Funes played for Millonarios, the team with the most championships in Colombia, where he simply "schooled" other forwards with his opportunistic technique and his attitude. He first played football for local club Huracán, then Estudiantes de La Plata, Sarmiento de Junin, Jorge Newbery and Gimnasia y Esgrima de Mendoza, and then for Millonarios in 1984. In that year, his team became runner-up of Colombia, and the following year he achieved a record 33 goals in a single season. Nowadays, he is one of the most iconic idols of Millonarios FC.

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