Everybody remembers Maradona. "El Pelusa" established himself as the greatest, but he always said that he, Bochini, was really the best, his master. And you have to be really great to be God's idol. "El Bocha" was one of the best players Argentina has ever provided, a huge talent, a man with football in his head, a midfielder who built the game with the naturalness and ease only the geniuses possess.
For him, the group was above the individual. A one-two play was worth as much, or more, than a dribbling. Perhaps, that is the reason why he never was fairly valued outside his country. His game was pure feeling.
He played since 1972 in the Club Atlético Independiente, where he developed a long professional career that would make him an idol. He left spectacular goals for posterity, like the one he scored in the Intercontinental Cup final against Juventus (1973). He retired due to injury in 1991, after nearly 700 games. He gave his team 4 leagues, 4 Libertadores Cups, 2 Intercontinentals and 3 Inter-American. A enviable record book for a man always well above titles and honours. His real achievement: turning a lot of players who were lucky to have him by their side into scorers.
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