Thursday Morning Man: Javier Mascherano!
Today is Argentine soccer star Javier Mascherano’s 33rd birthday. I just love him with a shaved head, don’t you? The defensive midfielder joined FC Barcelona in 2010 and Argentina’s national team in 2005. He has been given two nicknames in Argentina: Masche and el Jefecito, both of which mean The Little Chief. He twice won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics, in 2004 and 2008, becoming the first male footballer to achieve this double feat since 1968. Between 2008 and 2011, Mascherano served as the captain of Argentina.