Javier Zanetti was born on August 10, 1973 in Dock Sud, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Javier Adelmar Zanetti. He has been married to Paula de la Fuente since December 23, 1999. They have three children.
|Paula de la Fuente||(23 December 1999 – present) (3 children)|
He began his footballing career at the age of 19.
Apart from playing for Italian club Internazionale Milano (June 1995 – May 2014) and Argentine club Talleres de Escalada (1992 – 1993), he also played for Argentine club Banfield (1993 – 1995).
Won the silver medal with Argentina in the 1996 Olympic Games.