ArchivesSportsHernan Crespo to be the International event ambassador...

Hernan Crespo to be the International event ambassador for TSK25K 2019


Kolkata: Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, the only 25km IAAF silver label race in the world, is set to bring home the ace marksman and three-time world cupper from Argentina, Hernan Jorge Crespo, as its International Event Ambassador.
The sixth edition of the event slated for Sunday 15th December 2019, will witness one of the greatest football strikers of all time, coming to a city that is home to Indian football.

A prolific striker, Crespo has scored over 300 goals in a career spanning 19 years. At international level, Crespo scored 35 goals and is Argentina’s fourth highest goal scorer behind only Sergio Agüero, Gabriel Batistuta and Lionel Messi. He played in three FIFA World Cups: 1998, 2002, 2006. At club level, Crespo was the world’s most expensive player, when he was bought by Lazio from Parma in 2000 for €56 million (£35.5 million). He was top scorer in the 2000–01 Serie A with 26 goals, playing for Lazio.

Crespo’s awards include three Serie A scudetti, a Copa Libertadores, a Premier League title with Chelsea and an Olympic Games silver medal. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. Crespo never received a red card during his career.

On his role as International Event Ambassador, Hernan Crespo commented, “I am honoured to be a part of the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K. As a footballer running has held a special place in my career. Whether it is sprinting from one end of the football field to another or jogging waiting for the ball, running has been an important part of my life. Argentina have played here once and I know that in this city many people follow and support Argentina, so I am already feeling at home.”
He added, “I have always had wonderful experiences in India and I am delighted to be in this beautiful country again and to be the Ambassador of an international sporting event like theTata Steel Kolkata 25K! I wish good luck to all the participants and remember that I’ll be there on race day cheering for all of you. See you soon.”

Vivek Singh, Jt. MD. Procam International, said, “The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K is about rhythms of this great city and Football evokes the same sentiment among the Kolkatans. The city is a mecca for football in this country and Argentina we know, is the favourite team, for all Kolkatans. It is our absolute privilege to have Hernan Crespo, a true sporting icon as the international event ambassador for the event. We’re sure Hernan will be welcomed with a warm embrace and will inspire many more to take up an active lifestyle and be a part of this event”.


Exciting New Episode of Almost Famous Podcast Features Kolkata’s Rising Fashion Model Dhrity Chakraborty

The latest episode of the Incfrog Media presents "Almost Famous Podcast" is now live on IBTN9's YouTube channel, promising...

How to Download Digital Voter ID Card Online before Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Easily apply for and manage your digital voter ID card provided by the Government of India before the Lok...

Reliance Launches Vantara: A Groundbreaking Animal Welfare Initiative

In a landmark move aimed at promoting animal welfare and environmental stewardship, Reliance Industries, one of India's largest conglomerates,...

Cutting-Edge Dehradun Startup Redefines Patient-Centric Care

Dehradun, Uttarakhand - Kosha Clinics promises a new era in patient-centric medical care. Founded by a team of passionate...
- Sponsored -spot_imgspot_img

The Future of Sustainability in Business & Why its Indispensable

In this article, we're going to explore the future of sustainability in business. We'll talk about the challenges businesses...

On the Future of India’s Travel and Tourism Industry with Satish Khanduri

From vibrant tulips to delicate cherry blossoms to surprisingly tough orchids, flowering plants cover the planet. Travellers travel from...

Must read

How to Download Digital Voter ID Card Online before Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Easily apply for and manage your digital voter ID...
- Sponsored -spot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you