Inter Milan star Rodrigo Palacio is a striker for Argentina’s national team in this year’s World Cup. Watch the video above to see some of his best goals.
Here’s what you need to know about him:
1. He Makes $3.7 Million a Year
In May 2012, Palacio signed a contract awarding him $3.7 million a year for three years on the team. He just signed another contract in March to extend the contract two years for an undisclosed amount.
On 14 March 2014, Palacio signed a contract renewal with Inter Milan, which will keep him at the club until 2016.
2. He Went to Inter Milan for a Transfer Fee of $14 million
3. He Has Been Part of the Argentina National Team Since 2005
Palacio has been with the Argentina national team since 2005 and has appeared 25 times with 3 goals. He has had three appearances thus far in the 2014 World Cup.
4. He Has a Really Ugly Rat Tail Haircut
— Rodrigo Palacio (@PalacioOfficial) July 2, 2014
Palacio is notorious for his 70 centimeter long rat tail that was located off center of the back-middle of his head and is usually in a braid. His ponytail got him the nickname “la Trenza” but finally cut it off after playing for Genoa and actually had it put in the Museum of the History of Genoa.
He has grown it back since then and was on full display during the World Cup.
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5. He is Married and Has a Daughter
Palacio lives in Italy where he plays for Inter Milan with his two-year-old daughter Juana and wife, Wendy.