Claudio Paul Caniggia (born 9 January 1967 in Henderson, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as forward or winger. Caniggia played 50 times for the Argentina national team. He appeared in three World Cups, and was a member of both rival clubs River Plate and Boca Juniors. A quick, and physically strong striker, with good technique, Caniggia was known for his speed as a player, and competed in athletics before his football career, taking part in athletic tournaments at the provincial level, running the 100 meters. In addition to his ability to score goals consistently, he was also equally capable of playing off other forwards, and creating chances for team-mates.