Javier Zanetti is a former Argentine footballer. He played most of his career for Serie A club , from 1995 to 2014, and served as their captain from 1999. On retiring, the club withdrew his number 4 jersey and named him as Vice President.
Zanetti won several honours with Inter, including five Serie A and four Coppa Italia titles. The 2010 UEFA Champions League Final on 22 May 2010 was Zanetti’s 700th game with Inter, and the team’s victory on the night made him the only captain to win a treble with an Italian club.
He is also noted for his charity work, running a foundation to benefit disadvantaged children in Argentina. He has been named an ambassador for the SOS Children’s Villages project in Argentina by FIFA, and in 2005, he received the Ambrogino d’Oro award from the City of Milan for his social initiatives. Zanetti is also a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics.