Centurion: Javier Saviola Makes 100th UEFA Appearance After Turning Out For Andorran Team In Futsal Champions League Preliminary Round

Chris Wright

30th, August 2018

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Wednesday proved to be a special night for Javier Saviola as the diminutive Argentinian veteran brought up a centenary of appearances in European competition.

However, rather than any involvement in the Champions League qualifying rounds, the former Barcelona, Real Madrid, Benfica and River Plate striker turned out for Andorra’s Encamp FC on the inaugural night of the 2018 UEFA Futsal Champions League.

Starting the night on 99 appearances in proper licensed UEFA matches (63 in the Champions League; 36 in the Europa League), the 36-year-old emerged from the bench in Encamp’s opening game against Sandefjord of Norway to make it a big one hundred.

Sadly, Encamp went on to lose 2-1 to Sandefjord of Norway, though it was Saviola who notched their consolation goal.

With just the top side going through, the Andorrans are unlikely to make it up and out of Group B with Sandefjord playing Kampuksen Dynamo on Thursday evening in a potential group decider.

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  1. PetrovskyKSC says:

    Javier Saviola as member of Andorra’s Encamp against Sandefjord in Wiener Neustadt… This is quintessential oddity.

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