CARDS: P01 Overlapping Run P02: Deep Cover S01: Reaction S07: Man Marking S08: Slide Tackle S10: DF Leader S13: Long Throw
SPECIAL ABILITIES: *Reaction *Side *Marking *Sliding *D-Line Control *Long Throw
Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced
Jose Antonio Camacho Alfaro (born June 8, 1955 in the village of Cieza, Murcia) is a former Spanish football (soccer) player and the current manager of CA Osasuna.
Camacho joined Real Madrid at age 18, playing left defence between 1973 and 1989 and taking part in 400 La Liga matches, in spite of a knee injury which put his career on hold for two years. He also played 81 games for the Spanish national team, taking part in two World Cups, in 1982 and 1986. Camacho also played in Euro 84 and Euro 88.
Camacho was a very determined player fully embedding the famous spirit of "La Furia Espanola" (which means The Spanish Rage) who left everything he had inside the pitch. That warrior attitude led him to be captain of Real Madrid as well for the Spanish national squad.
Not only being mad-driven mentality type, Camacho also had his share of understanding and technical portfolio. He was a very consistent side left-back who got himself up in the field to support his attack.
The stats look great! But perhaps he should also have *Marking. I am basing this off a quote from Argentina's World Cup topscorer and winner from 1978, Mario Kempes, who told FourFourTwo back in September 2007:
"If you think he sweats a lot as a coach, imagine how much he sweated as a player. He was like a hunting dog; wherever you went on the pitch, he went. You knew that if you looked over your shoulder, he'd be there waiting for you. He didn't talk either, he just breathed in a very strange way - "Fsst, fsst, fsst, fsst"! A real nightmare."
I haven't ever seen him play myself though.
I have returned to the Classics section after a longer break. I am currently working on a list of Danish players from the 90s.
p1rha wrote:never saw camacho play, but was he really this good? r'nt u over rating him? if he was this good then he's one of the best fullbacks ever for shure, and the best of his era. is that the case?
Hi there, long time I was unable to comment:
Anyway, well Camacho was at the top of his era, otherwise he wouldn't get to play so many seasons for Real and Spain National Team.
Regarding the stats, he is only godlike at mental values, which make him an example of determination and never ending effort based on a good physical fit. That was Camacho.
When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Eric Cantona
For some videos and programs that I can see, the actual stats are well rated, he was an example thanks to his STA and MENT, but his technical conditions are good, and this conditions in these stats are good, not overrated IMO.