Injury Tolerance: A Form/Condition/Fitness: 7 Weak Foot Accuracy: 7 Weak Foot Frequency: 7 Consistency: 8 Growth type: Late peak
CARDS: P21: Fox in the Box S01: Reaction S03: 1-on-1 Finish S05: 1-touch Play
SPECIAL ABILITIES: *Positioning *Scoring *1-1 Scoring *Post Player *Middle Shooting *Centre *1-Touch Pass
Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded
"Peyroteo was born and began playing football in Angola, at Sporting of Luanda Club. In 1937, when he was 19, he moved to Portugal where he was hired by Sporting Club de Portugal.
Peyroteo scored 331 goals in 187 league games, establishing him as the Portuguese first division (nowadays known as BWINLiga) All-Time-Top Scorer, surpassing Benfica's legendary striker Eusebio, who has a record of 319 league goals. He is also the soccer player with best rate of goal by game (1,6751) in soccer's history, leading a select list of the only 15 players who have more than a goal by game.
Among other records Peyroteo scored once nine goals in one match (against LeÃ§a, 1941/42), eight goals in another (against Boavista, 1948/49), in three occasions six goals, in twelve matches five goals, and in seventeen matches four goals.
He only had 20 caps for the National Team, but he scored 15 goals, since his first game, in 14 April 1938, aged 20, in a 1-1 draw with Germany, until his last appearance, in 20 March 1949, aged 31, in a 1-1 draw with Spain."
So apart from the stats, Peyroteu was a one-of-kind player that would shame Adriano today in terms of bulk force, he was a force of nature without anyone capable of stopping his tremendous physical power. Not only he was strong, he had a very strong shooting as well always making the keepers tremble upon his presence in the last 30 metres. He scored from anywhere and from heading too, he used his physical advantage to gain position and then head towards the net - the heading as well with sheer force.
Also he was very determined to win every game as he simple never gave up of tormenting the defences, not even when victory was 100% sure, and he was a gentleman inside and outside the field, respected by opponents and fans as a man of honour.
He was part of the amazing attack that dominated Portuguese Football in the 40s alongside Travassos, Vasques, Albano and Jesus Correia - named "Os 5 Violinos" which means "The 5 Violins" - that, unfortunately, never played together for European cups since there were none at the time.
I am adding just part of the thread down there, it may prove useful to the player portfolio:
Last days I did some research and got info from several sites (including from the site of Sporting CP) and I got an old book that tells about the History of Portugal 3 Big Clubs (Benfica, Porto and Sporting).
From these sources I got some info, read some articles and saw several pictures. I will summarize the main ideas, quote some sentences and finally, expose the updates on Peyroteo's stats and give my interpretation/explanation to them.
So here it goes:
Firstly he was a very determined and consistent man, with honour and courage. The articles of that season tell us that he never gave up while playing and was everytime a gentleman inside and outside of the pitch. He refused better offers than Sporting's before signing due to the fact that he already had given Sporting his word. Following this logic, he was also proud to not show pain from the hard training he got when arriving Europe with just 19 years at the time. Since we was reckoned with such potential, Sporting's coach at the time - Josef Scazbo- took the young diamond into his hand and sharpened his skills by forcing him to do extra training after regular trainings, to extend his technical and tactical knowledge further. This on regular squad's training, apart from that, Peyroteo got 2 extra trainings per week just to put him in sharp physical shape by going into the woods and run 54 extra kms per week (remember that at the time there were no professional footballers, and he was getting not just extra training from the clube but also extra individual training and he had his regular daily job as well) as he was a very peculiar specimen of constitution, strength and bulk force.
In a time where Sporting's 5 Violinos ruled the domestic panorama, their squad was filled in with the Violinos (Violins - who had splendor in technique and class) and the Bombos (bass drums - who supported with determination and physical power the Violin's classy football), and Peyroteu was described as "Even among the forwards, Peyroteo main cards were his awesome physical superiority and his shoot power".
"Peyroteo has some excellent physical resources and possesses an easy finishing touch"
"Fernando Peyroteo started as a forward with an out-of-the-kind physical fit, who had a tough relationship with the ball and faced some dificulties in his movimentation trough the field."
So with this last quote, I will enphatize his sheer determination and consistency who got him to transform into a scoring machine. He was good at the beginning but with training and more training he got into a star who overwhelmed his opposition. And he managed to stay ahead of his own time because of all these points combined.
Reffering to this stats, I am aware that, if today, Peyroteo would numbers would not be these ones as if, per example, Robinho played in the 40s he would be be better than Maradona. This doesn't matter in my opinion because a player is what he is according to the age's circumstances and, at the time he played, Peyroteo's numbers (I humbly believe) were, if not equal, very similar to these ones. Yes he was strong, yes he had a great scoring gift and yes he was very good. To the more ceptic you will have to check the statistic beyond his career which illustrates him as a proliferic scoring machine.
The critics always resembled his performances with words such as determined, fearless and excellent finishing skills.
He remains as a legend forever.
Portugal 2 : 2 Spain, 1945 Peyroteu shoots at the woodwork and later scores.
obviously not when you compare him to others in the classic section, just see the other two links i've put up there, cruijff isn't worth anything compared to them, but i still think he's overrated. Had any member of this site even been born when cruijff played, he would have had a chance to see him play week in and week out and be objective about cruijff and maybe then we'd have a chance to evaluate him correctly. Personnaly, i've seen games of cruijff from 71 to 76 (ajax and NT, i admit i haven't seen him for barcelona) on espn classic and i got the impression that he clearly was heads and shoulders over other players, but other than that he just reminded me of kaka' before the injury, not even kaka' at his best. People say he's the best european player ever, i say he doesn't stand a chance for that title against zidane or ronaldo for example.
Cruijff stood out among players who were generally a lot weaker than they are today, football was slower because players were in worse shape. Cruijff could spend the night drinking and smoking and wake up the next day and still kick ass...he'd be butchered by a player like vidic if he did that nowadays.
don't get me wrong, i'm not attacking cruijff in particular, almost no classic player is objectively made, they have their name, their legend going for them...i enjoy playing with classic teams, like arsenal a few years back, milan in the 80's and so on...i still can honestly say that a player like rijkaard is overrated.
"You do ill if you praise, and still worse if you reprove in a matter you do not understand." - Da Vinci
China is also bigger than continents but that doesn't seem to change their player's goal ratios.
The link is not in english, I should advise to link english subtitle as not everyone is able to read portuguese.
Finnaly, can you please point out in the article where it states the ratio? I don't find it. And the article is marked as an "suspicious article" by wikipedia which, by standard patterns, doesn't seem a good principle when quoting/retrieving info.
Let's stick to football discussion, shall we?
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Classical wrote:China is also bigger than continents but that doesn't seem to change their player's goal ratios.
Have mentioned Minas Gerais being largest than Portugal because someone could argue that Mário de Castro achieved his ratio in local competitions, not national ones.
Classical wrote:The link is not in english, I should advise to link english subtitle as not everyone is able to read portuguese. Finnaly, can you please point out in the article where it states the ratio? I don't find it. And the article is marked as an "suspicious article" by wikipedia which, by standard patterns, doesn't seem a good principle when quoting/retrieving info. Let's stick to football discussion, shall we?
The wikipedia article, which mentions sources, states: Numa época em que o futebol tinha um calendário tímido, com encontros em poucos finais de semana do ano, Mário de castro marcou 195 gols em 100 partidas, tornando assim o jogador profissional com a maior média de gols por partida do mundo, 1,95 por jogo.
It can be translated as: In a time when football had a short calendar, with meetings in few weekends of the year, Mário de Castro scored 195 gols in 100 games, making him the player with the greatest gols per game ratio in the world, 1.95 per game.
Any reliable source saying he is 187cm? I ask because I have found two information he is 181cm and another that his length is 178cm, although by looking at his pictures, Peyroteo seems to be taller than the two information I just brought up.