Welcome to Fun Zone
Member Login
Email Id:
Remember me  
Lost your password?
Not a member yet? Sign Up!
Email Id::
India Fun Zone
»Sports Celebrities Celebrity Details
Date of Birth 05-07-1975
Nationality Argentinian
Sunsign Cancer
Fans Visit Fan Club | Join Fan club

Hernán Jorge Crespo (born 5 July 1975) is an Argentine footballer who is currently out of contract. Crespo has scored over 200 goals in a career spanning 18 years. His honors include an Olympic Games silver medal, a Copa Libertadores, an English Premier League title and three Scudettos. He was topscorer in the 2000–01 Serie A with 26 goals, while playing for Lazio. Crespo once held the world record in transfer fee, when he was bought by Lazio from Parma in July 2000.

River Plate

Crespo made his debut with River Plate during the 1993–94 season, scoring 13 goals in 25 league appearances as River Plate won the Apertura league title. In 1996, Crespo helped River win the Copa Libertadores, scoring twice in the home leg of the final in Buenos Aires.


Crespo left River Plate for Parma on 14 August 1996 after he won the silver medal with Argentina at the 1996 Summer Olympics and finished as the top scorer with six goals.He failed to score in his first six months at the club and was routinely booed with head coach Carlo Ancelotti coming in for much criticism for keeping faith with the selection of Crespo. His faith was, however, vindicated: the young Argentine went on to score 12 times in 27 matches in his first Serie A season and Parma finished runners-up to Juventus. The turning point was the standing applause he received for his brace against Calcio in March 1997.Parma won the 1998–99 Italian Cup and he scored the opening goal in Parma's 3–0 UEFA Cup final victory over Olympique de Marseille. He had scored 80 goals in four seasons.


In 2000, Lazio broke the then-world transfer record by paying £35 million (they paid £16m in cash and transferred Matías Almeyda and Sérgio Conceição) to acquire Crespo,who in turn finished as Serie A's top scorer with 26 goals. Lazio, however, failed to defend its league title in 2001, and the following season, Crespo suffered from some injuries, while new signings Jaap Stam and Gaizka Mendieta failed to live up their reputations, following the departures of playmakers Juan Sebastián Verón and Pavel Nedved. Crespo was left without the tremendous support he had enjoyed in 2001, but still scored a respectable haul of goals. Lazio's financial problems, however, forced the club to sell several players, and following Alessandro Nesta's transfer to AC Milan, speculation over Crespo's future intensified.


On 31 August 2002, Crespo, expected to shine again after suffering from injuries, signed with Internazionale as replacement for the departed Ronaldo for a €26 million and Bernardo Corradi.Lazio later re-valued Corradi to €5.5 million.Internazionale was short of strikers after the highly rated Mohamed Kallon was injured in Augustand only Álvaro Recoba and Christian Vieri together with reserves Bernardo Corradi and Nicola Ventola, were available.

He scored seven goals in three appearances, along with nine goals in 12 Champions League matches until he was shelved for four months by injury in early 2003.

2003–04 season

Crespo was transferred to Premier League club Chelsea on 26 August 2003 for a fee of £16.8 million.He made his league debut on 30 August 2003 as a substitute for Adrian Mutu in a 2–2 home draw against Blackburn Rovers.On 16 September 2003, Crespo made his European debut, replacing Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in the 2003–04 Champions League group stage, which ended in a 1–0 away win after a late goal from William Gallas against Sparta Prague. Four days later, he scored his first goals, a double, in a 5–0 away victory against Wolves.Crespo only made 31 appearances (including 19 in the league) in all competitions, scoring 12 goals.

Loan to Milan

After José Mourinho took over as Chelsea manager for the 2004–05 season, Crespo became surplus to Chelsea's plans and was loaned to Milan, as requested by then manager Carlo Ancelotti. He scored a total of ten league goals, and netted twice in the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final defeat to Liverpool.

Return to Chelsea

After Chelsea's failed attempts to land a big-name striker during the summer of 2005, Mourinho needed competition for striker Didier Drogba and decided to recall Crespo from Milan, convincing him that he had a future in England. Crespo made his first return appearance in a 2–1 FA Community Shield win over Arsenal. He scored his first league goal of 2005 against Wigan Athletic in Chelsea's season opener in a 1–0 win. The 2005–06 league title was Crespo's first league title victory in European football.Though he scored 26 goals in all competitions and won the 2005–06 Premiership, Crespo requested a return to Italy in order to rejoin Milan, but Chelsea refused and announced that Crespo would remain a Chelsea player until the club accepted a suitable offer for him. On 7 August 2006, Crespo joined Inter on a two-year loan. He scored his 125th Serie A goal against Siena on 2 December 2006, and his 200th career European goal on 2 April 2007. On 13 May, Crespo scored a hat-trick to help Inter defeat Lazio 4–3 and win the Scudetto. Two days earlier, he had appeared in training without his customary long hair, which he had kept grown out for over five years.has scored at least one Champions League goal with each of the five European teams he has played for since moving from River Plate in 1996;he is the only player in Champions League history to accomplish this feat.Crespo was officially released from Chelsea on 3 July 2008, following the expiration of his contract. and was signed by Inter on a one-year contract for free. In the 2008–09 season, under José Mourinho, his former manager in Chelsea, Crespo only made 13 Serie A appearances, including two starts. He was excluded from the UEFA Champions League roster.


Following the expiration of his contract at Inter, Crespo was quickly snapped up by Genoa, taking Diego Milito's place, who moved in the opposite direction. On 8 June 2009, it was reported that Crespo had a medical check to formalize his transfer. Crespo cited his ambition to make the Argentina World Cup squad as one of his key reasons for making the move to Genoa.On 13 September, Crespo scored his first goal of the 2009 season against Napoli.


In January 2010, Crespo returned to Parma after the club agreed the deal with Atalanta and Genoa. Crespo replaced Nicola Amoruso who left for Atalanta, while Atalanta's Robert Acquafresca moved to Genoa to replace Crespo. The Argentinian striker returned after ten years to Parma. While he scored just once before the season's end, the striker did enjoy a more successful 2010–11 season, scoring 11 goals, including 9 in the league, becoming Parma's top scorer for a fourth time in the process, which remains a post-war club record. Despite mounting speculation of his departure, Crespo signed a one-year contract extension on 30 June 2011. However, a lack of first-team opportunities saw Crespo and Parma mutually agree to terminate his contract on 2 February 2012, although he did vow to return to the city he had fallen in love with.

International career

Crespo has 64 caps and 35 goals with Argentina. He won his first cap in a friendly match against Bulgaria in February 1995, but then had to wait 16 months for his second cap and more than two years for his first goal. He was called up to the final roster for the 1998, 2002, and 2006 FIFA World Cups. In June 2005, Crespo scored twice in Argentina's 3–1 World Cup qualifying win over arch-rivals Brazil in Buenos Aires, which made him Argentina's career scoring leader in World Cup qualifiers. He finished the 2006 competition as the Silver Shoe Award winner.On 28 June 2007, he scored twice in Argentina's 4–1 victory over the United States in their 2007 Copa América Group C opener, tying Diego Maradona's team scoring record.He finished with a total of three goals.

Add Video
Top Stories
Parineeti says drama queen a positive word for her
Kareena pushing rubbish pregnancy rumours
Parineeti says Priyanka is not my role model
Controversy king Akshay Kumar Controversial stories
Home remedy to kill bad breath
कैटरीना ने ठुकराया रणबीर का शादी का प्रस्ताव
प्रेम विवाह में अड़चन हो तो जपें यह मंत्र
नौकरी नहीं मिल रही तो आजमाएं यह उपाय
Bollywood Celebrities then and now
Scientists' one step closer to magic bullet against cancer caused by asbestos
Good night's sleep may lower prostate cancer risk
China reports new H7N9 death
skin during winters revealed
Other News
Technology News
Sports News
Politics Review
Love And Relationship
Inspirational Stories
Health Care
Global News
Business News
HCAM DAy at the Capitol celebrates healthcare volunteers
ST. PAUL — Bev Moberg, Karen Sandberg and Rozann Prich from Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing, joined more than 75 other health care volunteers and staff at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 9, to meet with legislators and advocate for h...
Read More
Tiger Shroff is the king of the (Twitter) jungle
Twitter is overflowing with jokes on Tiger Shroff, who is yet to make his Bollywood debut with 'Heropanti'...
Read More
Sonakshi Sinha on getting slim: I have stopped being lazy
Sonakshi Sinha has been displaying a much slimmer avatar now....
Read More
Hernán Jorge Crespo 
Ranveer Singh 
Gloria Stuart 
Ray Price 
Sohail Tanvir 
Iqbal Khan 
Deepika Kumari 
More Celebrities...
Health Care
Inspirational Stories
Love And Relationship
Restaurants Festivals
Name of 1st Person
Name of 2nd Person

Mobile Ringtones

Mobile Themes

Mobile Wallpapers

Latest News
Five reasons why you should eat spinach
New York More than half of American men and over a third of women were smokers on January 11 1964 when Dr.Luther Terry delivered the first Surgeon General Report on Smoking and Health outlining the links between tobacco use, lung cancer and death
दौड़ने से हमें होते हैं क्‍या-क्‍या स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य लाभ
New MRI technique shows wrist in motion
Breathing Trouble... 7 Signs Your Lungs Are in the Danger Zone
When should I seek professional help for my relationship
Son Of Sardaar
Why oral polio vaccination must for India-bound Pakistanis
High calorie intake may up risk of kidney stones
20 mins of extra walking every day cuts cardiovascular disease risk by a tenth
अच्छी नींद लीजिए, हमेशा जवां दिखिए
सलमान खान के खिलाफ हो रही बड़ी साजिश

Karan Tacker

Anupriya Kapoor

Stella McCartney

Bradley Cooper

Ram Kapoor

Sunil Narine

Brad Pitt

Sandra Bullock
Today's Birthday
Sachin Tendulkar
Send Wishes
Varun Bhatt
Send Wishes
Birthdays of Current Month
SMS Collection

LECturers keep telling us v have 2 work twice as hard as d previous semister
wat dey dont realise is dat
0*2 is still to 0..!!!

Gulab jaman?
Let me c..
How bout jalebi?
Still cant find
anything as sweet
as U.
Happy Bhai Dooj..!!!

More Text
Send Greetings
More Greetings   
Services Our Policies About India Fun Zone Share Us
Games Celebrities
Wallpapers Love Calculator
Texts Sharing Stuffs 
E Greetings Photo Gallery
News Classifieds
Restaurants Essays
Privacy Policy
Terms & Conditions
About Us
Contact Us
facebook linkedin twitter youtube
Copyright © India Fun Zone. All Rights Reserved.
Site By: www.rpgwebsolutions.com