Javier Pedro was born on the 11th of December, 1981, and was a former football player from Argentine and played for Spain as a striker.
Javier Pedro has also represented Real Madrid and FC Barcelona and has also been referred to be the youngest player on FIFA’s 100 Greatest Living Players. He holds Spanish nationality since 2004 but, he represented Argentine in the 2004 Copa America and 2006 World Cup.
He started his football career at the early age of 16 as a club player, however; his professional career highlight is his performance in the 2001 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Not only his team won the tournament but, Javier Pedro was also given the award of the best player of the tournament.
This performance earned him many offers from the European club but, because of this, he lost his position in the national football team of Argentina for the FIFA World Cup 2002.
In the year 2004, he played for the Olympic Games and managed to grab hands on the gold medal. Javier Pedro was also nominated to play for the team in the World Cup of 2006.
Although this position was strongly contended by Luciano Galetti and Luciano Figueroa, thec of Pedro made him secure the position in the team.
In the entire tournament, his presence was felt since he managed to score a goal for his team against Cote d’Ivoire in the opening game. Moreover, he also holds the credit of gaining victory to Argentina against Montenegro and Serbia by 6-0. The player retired from international football in 2005 and continued his career in club football.