Careca began his footballing career in his home state of SÃ£o Paulo with local side Guarani in 1978. With his finishing ability and devastating pace quickly established himself as one of his country's best young strikers. With Guarani, he won the Brazilian Championship during his first season and the Brazilian Second Division in 1981.
Careca retired having played 60 games for Brazil, and scored 29 goals. Careca did briefly come out of retirement in 2005 to play for Simon Clifford's Garforth Town in the English Northern Counties East Premier League. International career Careca first broke into the national side of Brazil during 1982, but was forced to miss the 1982 World Cup in Spain due to an injury. It was during the 1986 World Cup, in Mexico, that Careca really established himself in world football. He ended the tournament, during which Brazil were memorably eliminated by France at the quarter-final stage, with five goals, placing him second in the Golden Boot rankings behind Englandâ€™s Gary Lineker. In 1990, Careca was part of the Brazilian team that was defeated by Argentina in the second round. His last cap was earned in August 1993.
Careca was a huge absence in the Brazil National Football Team in 82, due to an injury in his knee. Many people had criticized the presence of Serginho Chulapa in Spain because he was not as good as Careca, Reinaldo or even Dinamite. Careca used to say he owned 10% of Napoli while Maradona owned 90% of the team. By the way, they made a great pair.
He was a type of striker who could have played now too...he was complete, deadly in the box, extremely fast and endowed with a topl class technique, strong and dangerous at headers. He certainly took advantage of the presence of Maradona but Diego himself always said he was the best teammate he ever had to play with because he can technicaly speak the same language on the pitch....
Yeah but you overdid it Crisfar, he didn't dribble that much and his touch was great but not magical, i guess you could lower both DA and technique to 85 and 87 respectively. Fabiano has those characteristics - except the pace of course and the heading ability is not the same - and he's not rated so highly, Torres has them too. The thing that made them work so well was that Careca could read and interpret all that creativity because he was south american too, and sadly there's no stat for that.
And why give him P03 - Trickster if he only has CF as a registred position? S14 - Speed Merchant is not needed as well.
He was awesome in the air though so im partial with Konamis ratings for header/jump as well as higher shot power. Maybe a bit faster over distance too.
Thanks for the updated set but I think jump/header are overrated now, he displaied good aerial ability but not on orange level though IMO...I would also like explanations on Ment and TW values that look very high...