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“Cholo” for the world, Diego for the family

Diego Simeone was the first Argentinian to complete 100 international matches. In Argentina he coached almost all the greats. But he became a legend at Atletico Madrid. And he especially appreciates a German coach. According to Carlos Simeone, the countdown will begin this Tuesday. That’s when his son will turn 50 years old. And how did Carlos Simeone once tell his esteemed colleague Christian Grosso of the “Nacion” in Argentina? “Between the ages of 50 and 55, he will play for the national team.” He was referring to his son Diego, whom everyone calls “Cholo”. but not the family. Cholo, because in Argentina in the ’60s, Velez Sarsfield and Boca Juniors had an outfielder named Carmelo Simeone This ex-professional, who died in 2014, was called Cholo because he had a somewhat indigenous appearance. If that is the case, it is not uncommon to be called “Cholo” in Argentina.