Happy birthday to Javier Ribalta
The Zenit Sporting Director celebrates his 39th birthday on 14 September.
Javier Ribalta was born on 14 September 1980 and began his professional career in 2008 at Torino, where he worked as a scout. A year later, in the summer of 2009, he moved to a similar position at AC Milan. Two years later he took over as Chief Scout at Italian side Novara Calcio.
In 2012 Javier joined Juventus and spent five years at the Old Lady of Italian football. While there he took the lead in the transfers of Dani Alves, Kingsley Coman, Fernando Llorente, Sami Khedira, Paul Pogba, Alvaro Morata, Alex Sandro and Paulo Dybala among others.
We wish you all the best on your special day Javier!