Nickname: "La Brujita"
Club: SS Lazio
Club: F.C. Internazionale Milano
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[spoiler]atk: mostly just sat back in the midfield and moved around there, pretty decent at finding space around the pitch when he did venture forward.
:def pretty shit.. offered little to def, v Wanted to go lower, but he was more defensivly inclined at inter.. so would be wrong to give him lower than lazio set.azio set.
resp: hardly pursued defenders or tried to intercept anything. He usually would have at least 1 shield protecting for him.. he wasn't there to defend.
passing: world class without doubht. Hesitant on giving him 90 sps but it can probably be taken. lpa never got any worse at this. lps needs a slight raise.
speed: awful in short distances, but due to his long legs.. he could reach a decent speed.
da: still classy, little loss there.
men: awful.. clearly had some stamina issues
shooting: not bad, but he just blasted them, didn't rely on placement at all... and never really had any.
tw: all that he needs to do what he did. move around in the midfield keeping play going. his playmaking ability is covered by playmaking* + passer + his huge passing stats.
unfortunatly little vids of him from inter days. heres a match video from 2 years after he left inter, so you can get an idea of the quality he still has in his passing.
Club: Estudiantes de La Plata
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In mid-2006, Verón made it known that he wished to return to his native Argentina for the 2006-2007 season. He received offers from Boca Juniors and River Plate, but chose his boyhood club Estudiantes de La Plata, of whom he is a declared fan and has made significant donations in the past to upgrade the club training facilities. Chelsea agreed to loan Verón to Estudiantes for a season, until the end of his contract with the English club. On 13 December 2006, he helped Estudiantes win the Apertura 2006 tournament, its first in 23 years, in a final play-off match final over Boca Juniors. Some rival fans booed him, arguably dating back to his sub-par performances during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but Verón was ranked among the top three players in the 2006 Argentine League by sports newspaper Olé.
Following his donations to the club's training grounds, Verón was a decisive factor in the agreement with La Plata city hall to update Estudiantes' historic stadium to modern standards. Verón personally engaged then Argentine president Néstor Kirchner to kick-start the negotiations, which had been stalled by La Plata mayor Julio Alak. Verón indicated that he may run for Estudiantes president in the future.
Verón suffered from a string of minor injuries after his return from the 2007 Copa América, and missed a number of important games during the 2007-08 season. His fitness improved in time for the 2008-09 season, in which Estudiantes reached the finals of the Copa Sudamericana and secured a place in the 2009 Copa Libertadores.
In July 2007, Kevin Payne, president of Major League Soccer club D.C. United, met with Verón in Buenos Aires to discuss a possible transfer, but Verón decided to stay in Estudiantes.
In early 2008, several football personalities chose Verón as the best player in the Argentine league.
In 2009, he played in the Copa Libertadores for the second time, having seen Estudiantes eliminated in the round of 16 in the previous year by eventual champions Liga de Quito. After displaying his usual excellent level of play throughout the tournament, he found himself leading Estudiantes into the final for the first time since 1971. The Copa Libertadores has long been a special competition for Estudiantes and its fans, ever since the team won three consecutive titles from 1968-1970 with Verón's father playing a key role on the left wing. Verón certainly shared this affinity for the most prestigious title in the American continent, as evidenced by his declaration before the final: "I would trade everything I've won for this title."His dream came true as Estudiantes won the final, after an aggregate of 2-1. A 0-0 tie in La Plata and a dramatic 2-1 win away in Belo Horizonte against Brazil's Cruzeiro sealed el pincha's triumph. Verón was chosen by visitors to fifa.com as the best player of the 2009 Copa Libertadores.
Verón was twice elected South American Footballer of the Year (2008 and 2009) by Uruguayan diary El País, a title that is cited worldwide.
Well as he's retiring now in 4 matches I think that's time to prepare a set for him in these years where just impressive as he always been world class but he confirmed that in Estudiantes. He basically RE-founded the entire club, an hero for the fans and most important player of the club along with his father Juan Ramón Verón. Estudiantes was ruined when he came back in 2006 and since there they started to raise sin Veron's leadership and he got that remembered tournament stealing that to Lavolpe's Boca team in that final. Then came international amazing appearances, and finally in 2009 they got with a hell of team the Copa Libertadores. Then came the remembered and awesome performance vs the best team in the history.
Been re-viewing some moments of him in these years, and he's been a hell of player, personality, leadership and all combined with what a class...intact and in some aspects even better. Difficult to compare but I firmly believe that he's at the same level of Riquelme in terms of long passing, he was just insane in these years, for sure needs those values and I'm pretty satisfied how works in game. Just went with some Konami values but surprise for me were the same that I was thinking in before watch the default stats. He needs a set for these years as he was probably the best player in AFA with Riquelme in 00's, may be the most influential taking off Román. But what Verón did was pretty much more difficult, as he came to a ruined team and became it in an International club with awesome appearances.
I have to confess that he's one of my debilities, he's so incredible as player, too awful that in last year was plagued by injuries and he thought in retire 6 months ago but his teammates and the crowd asked him to continue by 6 months more, and despite being decided as he knew that his physique was in a clear decline; he due to his love to the club continued...the results weren't good, he played only 4 matches this tournament as he had reason. Takes a lot of time to recover after a game as he has a chronical injurie in his knee and he knows that more than nobody...but sometimes "Heart has reasons that even reason don't understand" and here he's.
A hell of player, an example to any player who love his club and give all for it...We'll all miss you Bruja
Some videos of him in this era...look at his passing skills and technique, it's just flawless: