Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

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Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby crisfar » 2009 May 21, 18:17

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Name : Pietro Vierchowod
Club: Sampdoria UC
Number: 5
Position: *CB
Nationality: Italian
Born: Calcinate, 6 Apr. 1959

Foot: R
Side: B

Length: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Attack: 63
Defence: 89
Balance: 91
Stamina: 86
Top Speed: 88
Acceleration: 86
Response: 89
Agility: 76
Dribble Accuracy: 69
Dribble Speed: 78
Short Pass Accuracy: 71
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Acc: 72
Long Pass Speed: 77
Shot Accuracy: 63
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 67
Free Kick Accuracy: 62
Curling: 67
Header: 86
Jump: 85
Technique: 72
Aggression: 68
Mentality: 91
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 85
Injury Tolerance: A
Condition/Fitness: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot frequency: 4
Consistency: 7

Special Abilities:

*Marking
*Covering
*Sliding

An old-style defender, Vierchowod was nicknamed the zar because he was the son of a Ukrainian Red Army soldier. Vierchowod was a world-class man-marker, and a great tactical reader of the game. He also possessed lightning pace and acceleration, even in the last year of his career at the age of 41. It is often said that Vierchowod was never outsprinted on the football pitch during his long and distinguished career.

Vierchowod started his professional football career for Como, before moving to Fiorentina. However, his first successes came when he moved to AS Roma, winning a Serie A scudetto in 1983. Then he moved to Sampdoria, with whom he won four Italian Cups, one Cup Winners' Cup and another scudetto, in 1991.

In 1995 he signed for Juventus, where he acted as an experienced defender and won his only UEFA Champions League in 1996 at the age of 37. However even at this late stage of his career Vierchowod was still very much a world-class player. He is particularly remembered for his superb performance in the final in Rome against Ajax Amsterdam which Juve won on penalties. He then moved on to AC Milan and Piacenza Calcio, for whom he continued to play regularly despite being 41 years of age. He eventually retired in 2000.

Vierchowod played 562 Serie A matches, being fourth only to Paolo Maldini, Gianluca Pagliuca and Dino Zoff. He was also capped 45 times with the Italian national football team, and scored 2 goals. He was one of the players in the Italian squad, although he didn't play, that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup. He is also the oldest goalscorer in the history of the Italian national team: he scored in a qualification match against Malta on March 24, 1993 which ended in a 6-1 win for the Azzurri. As with many Italian defenders of his era, Vierchowod would have gained many more caps had it not been for the abundance of world-class defenders Italy boasted during this period. Nevertheless there is no doubt that Vierchowod was one in a long line of world-class Italian defenders.

After his playing career, Vierchowod coached Catania of Serie C1, Florentia Viola (now Fiorentina) of Serie C2 and Triestina of Serie B. In all these cases, he was fired before the end of the season.

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby zingo » 2009 May 21, 18:53

should his speed not be hire if he was lightning quick and was never outsprinted?

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby crisfar » 2009 May 21, 19:24

zingo wrote:should his speed not be hire if he was lightning quick and was never outsprinted?


That was only a legend... the above values are high for a CB considering most of the times CBs run against attackers running with ball...

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby p1rha » 2009 May 21, 22:12

what about BB? 2 points above vidic, 3 above bruno alves, 7 above pepe...same as steve bruce doesn't seem fair to me.

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby Classical » 2009 May 21, 23:02

I saw this one playing in Juventus. His body balance was monstrous but his speed was slower. The thing is I don't know if he was loosing it since at Juve he was older than this one.

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby sencesor » 2009 May 22, 09:15

Thanx mate, been waiting 4 this 1.. :)

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby Brezza » 2009 May 22, 12:49

He was just as quick as Cannavaro who sits on 86 for acceleration
Balance is overrated he was strong but not stronger than Gentile
and I personally rate his response higher than defence ;)

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby crisfar » 2009 May 23, 17:11

I don't agree he was not stronger than Gentile if you consider that Vierchowod always marked tall and strong CFs while Gentile was always picked to mark fast and agile SS or WF technical endowed (see Maradona, Zico...), that's why Gentile might seem stronger, you need to see who is fighting to...As for Acc, maybe Cannavaro might have had more due to shorter legs but Pietro V. seemed faster on longer distance, see TS...

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby Alex_10 » 2009 Sep 10, 14:28

a couple of weeks ago in TV he says that, on his time, can run 100m below 11" s..
anyway ACC and TS should be on cordoba level imo..

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby zuo » 2009 Oct 19, 15:16

hang on your chairs,what im going to say is a bomb:

In 1998 i was at the stadium,pietro vierchowod(39 Years Old!!) was first choice CB in the local team(Piacenza).

That day scheduled match was Piacenza-Inter, and i've seen with my bloody eyes that Ronaldo,22 at time, wasnt able to outpace him, both on long distance and on short one.

how amazed i was.

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby HFClub » 2009 Oct 19, 17:04

This guy was a physical beast. Strenght, power, speed. I agree with the speed raise, on Cordoba level.

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby crisfar » 2009 Oct 19, 22:49

Ok raised ACC @83 TS @87...anyway he could have used his great strenght on body contact while running against other players to slow them down...

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby Phil » 2009 Oct 21, 09:01

In my opinion he is :
Top Speed: 88/89
Acceleration: 86

He was amazingly fast for a defender, great Top Speed, great Acceleration and was faster than present day Toure imo (although Toure should be dropped one or two points in TS)

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby HG34 » 2010 Oct 16, 10:14

zuo wrote:hang on your chairs,what im going to say is a bomb:

In 1998 i was at the stadium,pietro vierchowod(39 Years Old!!) was first choice CB in the local team(Piacenza).

That day scheduled match was Piacenza-Inter, and i've seen with my bloody eyes that Ronaldo,22 at time, wasnt able to outpace him, both on long distance and on short one.

how amazed i was.


This is old, I know, but I got the video for the match you're talking about. I really don't know how Pietro played regularly but maybe this video shows a bit more of his playing style (even though this was probably known to you guys).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icl4_4leVFE

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby BiG TeL » 2011 Aug 19, 19:12

Wasn't he right-footed???

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby 345425313 » 2012 Jun 26, 08:14

Foot: L??



is Right foot two road

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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby juan92 » 2012 Sep 22, 21:45

here's his konami's set
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Positions: ★ CB, SB
Age: 28

Height: 179 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Injury Tolerance: A
Foot: R
Side: R

Attack: 56
Defence: 90
Balance: 83
Stamina: 82
Top Speed: 73
Acceleration: 72
Response: 80
Agility: 74
Dribble Accuracy: 65
Dribble Speed: 67
Short Pass Accuracy: 68
Short Pass Speed: 64
Long Pass Accuracy: 68
Long Pass Speed: 59
Shot Accuracy: 63
Shot Power: 85
Shot Technique: 64
Free Kick Accuracy: 64
Curling: 69
Header: 87
Jump: 84
Technique: 75
Aggression: 62
Mentality: 85
Keeper Skills: 50
Teamwork: 88

Condition/Fitness: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5

SPECIAL ABILITIES:
★ Marking


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Re: Pietro VIERCHOWOD | 1990-1995

Postby kuer86 » 2013 Jan 14, 10:07

why is his speed rated so low by konami?

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