Nickname: "El Bocha" Club: Club Atlético Independiente
Who said Maradona was alone in the 1986WorldCup? Terribly mistaken, Bochini was there. The 32 year old was the voice of experience, and by the way, Maradona's idol. The almost creepy resemblance in their game led to a sort of legacy from the Avellaneda's idol to a young 26 year old Maradona.
Bochini was devoted his whole career, and some might say his whole life (as he continues attached), to the club of his heart: Independiente.
He stayed there for 19 years, scoring near a 100 goals, and winning so many titles it would be an un-ending list, including a Inter-Continental Cup final against no other than Juventus (in this season: 1978) scoring the winning goal and becoming a legend between the Independiente's supporters, who still see him as one of the greatest Argentineans of all times.
Nowadays, whenever someone does a great, unbelievable pass a lot of Argentineans refer to them as a "bochinesque pass"; imagine the excentricity of this player's lobs and passes.
Well, to end, I'd like to add what Maradona said to him when he was subbed in the '86 WC: "Thanks 'Maestro', thanks for the football"
I didn't know that Bochini was a player so fast, although he wasn't slow. One thing I am sure, "El Bocha" was the best passer in the history of Argentine soccer and is a shame that he hasn't played the 1978 World Cup.
Sorry for my english (it's "Google Docs translator" fault )
xaguanteelrojox wrote:bochini and maradona are considered the best "10" of the argentinian football history
Yeah, I already proposed him to the Argentina All Star first squad, but Brezza considered he should be on the reserves, I respect that, alltough I don't know if he is aware of the impact he had in Argentinean football. Great player, Loco!
Scoring goals doesn´t necessarily means having high ATT values. For instance, Messi (A forward) is scoring a great amount of goals per season, yet hi sits on low 80s, or CR9, who scores near 30 goals per season, still sits in mid 80s, I think Bochini is fine with 83, really, considering he isn´t a striker, but an attacking midfielder.
Well, he wasn't a speedy player, yet he wasn't a Hulk. He had normal speed, It could be considered to decrease his TS or ACC, but never his DS, his tricks and feints in short spaces, were really something, 86 is a fair value.
I never meant to suggest a decrease in dribble speed.
Also, let me side-introduce a theory of mine about the dribble speed that despite not being applied here seem to have some followers as well, at least I went to the "dribble speed" thread and quote this:
Doesn't depend on anything. Dribble Speed dictates how much a dribble touch will slow the player down. High Dribble Speed = very little loss of speed with the ball compared to without.
Assuming this is correct, it means we really don't rate players like they should because when facing "slow" players with great technique we tend to give them outstanding low values of DS compared to DA. Best example: Figo. I will go now to Figo's thread (for a change...)
My point is clearly that: A slow player doesn't need to have a low DS since he is already slow. If Bochini could run with or without the ball at the same speed, there is no need to have a big contrast in those two parameters.
Now, the ACC and TS yes, I think he was slower. Let me remind you, tough, that I am basing my perception entirely on youtube highlights.
I suggest TS: 81 and AC: 80.
Probably after playing with these values they can make more sense?
Also I wanted to push the thanks button on this player post, but can't find it. As usual.
When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Eric Cantona