Santiago Solari, a former Argentinian National Team player who appeared in more than 130 professional matches for Real Madrid FC from 2000-2005, will serve as a studio analyst for ESPN at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Solari played professional soccer for 15 years across South America, Europe and North America where he represented some of the top clubs in such as Club Atlético River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 1996-1998, Atlético Madrid (1999-2000) and Real Madrid in Spain, and Italian Serie A team Inter Milan (2005-2009). Between Real Madrid and Inter Milan, Solari won 13 major titles combined.
After Europe, Solari returned to Argentina and signed with San Lorenzo in July 2009 on a free transfer. A year later he moved teams and countries joining Atlante F.C. in Mexico before retiring in 2010 following a brief stint with Uruguayan side C.A. Peñarol.
He played 11 international matches for Argentina from 1999-2004.
Solari played youth football for Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina from 1994-1995, a year after returning from the United States where he attended and played for Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.