Meet Andrés Cantor, the man whose breathtaking goal calls capture the ‘spirit’ of soccer
ANDREAS CANTABELO, AFP
For a man of great ambition, Diego Maradona was only the most illustrious athlete.
But his goal at the 1982 World Cup in Spain was the touchstone
For the team, the nation and the game they cherish to this very day, it was the ultimate goal.
As he stood on the field of play he pumped his fist and yelled in triumph. It was the sound of his country winning its first major honour.
And it was the sound of a man who had been dreaming of achieving the same thing his whole life.
But that is exactly what Andrés Cantor is now doing. To capture the “spirit” of football, of course, he is aiming to do it in football.
And when you say the word “spirit”, surely you can’t help but think of the Argentinian striker with the hair in a ponytail (he is famous for having “the most beautiful” blonde locks) who dominated the game with his goal scoring record.
Cantor is a self-proclaimed soccer fanatic and he now has a dream that is just as far-fetched — to score goals at a speed greater than anyone else on the planet.
It is now four years since he scored his first, which was his winning goal in a Copa Libertadores match, against Argentina – a goal that left a lasting impression on Argentine fans.
In the same game he also scored against Colombia and Peru. His style of play is based on the concept of the “Golazo”, which means a goal that is considered a gift from God.
As he grew older, he wanted to accomplish his goal of winning the Ballon d’Or, and he made it his mission to have a goal in every game he played.
And it is also what makes this a truely remarkable story with a happy ending.
In 2012, after a long journey, he achieved what many thought was impossible. At the age of just 31, he scored at least one goal in every game of the 2012