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El Principe – Enzo Francescoli Uriarte

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Willowy artistic offensive midfielder
Perfect visual rendering of elegance
Starred and skippered the Chárrua
72 times did the national dance

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Marseille adopted Le prince
Montevideo to the famed French bay
Zizou Zidane watched awestruck
Dreaming of emulating the Prince one day

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 With serene poise he’d pass, hold, shoot
Francescoli simply footballing chic
Clarified why Uruguay once a force
Iconic status with a polished technique

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Arriving from Montevideo Wanderers
Club de Racing Paris
Old Continent with Cagliari and Torino
River Plate swansong for his jubilee

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Chilena at Mar del Plata
Four time Golden Boot winner
Cherished cycle kick against Polska
Hat trick with the Copa America

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Young Enzo rejected by Penarol
For being too wiry and thin
Panache, finesse, élan, flamboyance
Orchestrated play with a violin

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman

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Notes

“The truth is that I achieved much more than I ever thought I would when I turned professional. I played at two World Cup finals, and I’m proud to say that I gave my all every time I took to the field. I know I didn’t play for clubs like Juventus or FC Barcelona, but it would be wrong of me to complain about that after everything football has given me.”

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/el-principe-enzo-francescoli-uriarte/