Matías Cambiasso (born 18 August 1980, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
is a professional football midfielder player. He currently plays
for Inter Milan and Argentina.
He started his professional career with Argentinos Juniors in
1995, moving to Real Madrid B in 1996. In 1998, he moved back to
Argentina where he played for three years with Independiente and
one with River Plate. During this time he earned his nickname
'El Cuchu'. With some good experience under his belt, he
returned to Real Madrid in 2001. He helped Los Galacticos win La
Liga and the Intercontinental Cup in 2003, and the Supercopa de
España in 2004.
However, in 2005, Cambiasso was signed by Internazionale after
his contract with Real Madrid expired in June 2004. He helped
Inter Milan win the Italian Cup in his first season with the
club, playing regularly as a defensive midfielder, partnered in
the middle of Inter's midfield with Juan Sebastián Verón.
Cambiasso's career has skyrocketed since signing for Inter Milan.
A regular bench warmer with Real Madrid, he joined Inter and
quickly became known has one of the standouts of the 04/05
season, along with A.C. Milan's Kaká. Roberto Mancini and
Massimo Moratti, Inter's coach and owner respectively, have
already mentioned that the team of the future revolves around
certain players. Cambiasso was one, along with Juan Sebastián
Verón, Adriano, Obafemi Martins, and others.
During the return match for the final of the 2006 Coppa Italia,
Cambiasso scored an impressive goal, the first of the match, for
the 3-1 victory over A.S. Roma.