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PES 2011 / 2010 Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded
Arthur Frienderich is an historic icon of the Brazilian soccer. There are those who do not recognize him such magnitude. The "El Tigre", as became known by football fans, he had the achievement of making an average of goals, greater than the one of Pélé, counting 0.98 goals per match, a remarkable made...
Born in a neighborhood of Sao Paulo, July 18, 1892, son of a German businessman and a black Brazilian washer, he awakened an early interest in football. The first kick that he gave was on a cow bladder. He started playing teenager, when none of the clubs in the area were professionalized. He quickly detached for his imagination, technique, style and ability to improvise. The Brazilian soccer was still in its childhood and he was amazing, at the time he was considered a star in the Brazilian amateur soccer era. At the time, the journalists considered him an extremely intelligent player in the field, because it seemed that he already knew all the secrets of football. In the medium advanced position, he introduced new techniques, such as: the short drible, the kick with body effect.
He had a crucial role in the South American Championship of 1919 (current Cup America), by scoring the goal of victory against the Uruguayans, deciding the final outcome in favor of his team. With this he was called "El Tigre". His soccer shoes were exposed in the window shop of a rare jewels store in the city of Rio de Janeiro. This team at the time became known as "Squadron of Steel".
One of his greatest achievements happened in 1928, when he scored seven goals only in a game, also breaking the record of that season.
Curious was that in 1932 he enlisted in the Constitutionalist Revolution, donating his trophies, medals and prizes to the noble cause. Another interesting thing is that he was against the professionalization of football in Brazil, ultimately refusing to sign for one more season in Flamengo. He abandoned the lawns on July 21, 1935, the day that preceded the last game, with 43 years of age. He spent the rest of his days in poverty, until September 6, 1969, in a house provided by the city of Sao Paulo.
Even after his death, much controversy is generated around it, because it had been registered a wrong number of goals, then it‘s most reliable 555 goals in 562 matches. Moreover, he has an average of 0.98 goals per match, winning to Pele, which has an average of 0.93 goals.
Analyze players as old as Friedenreich is always a problem, because the material is practically scanty and it is necessary to measure their skills through deductions and left information in written form. He was the greatest scorer of goals that the world has ever had, surpassing the much acclaimed Pele, that everybody knows, and its bullet style Pontifical can compare to that of other brilliant attackers of subsequent eras as Gerd Müller.
Fact is, we had many players who marked absurd amounts of goals and had great regularity that, as Messi at the present time, Ronaldo, Gerd, Puskás itself.!. Among others. More than looking at statistics on an individual basis, I find it interesting to compare it with the other ballers.
Attack: 97→98 (or maybe 99): In some discussions about other players has already been put on the debate the addition of attack of Friedenreich to 99 due to its incredible marker instinct and high level of danger in the area of opposition. Well, 97 is the value that I would call minimum for him, but with an extra point, at 98, he gets together with Van Basten, Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo ... I don't see how he is less than any one of those other great players, it really is at the same level or higher than when we talk about danger offensive.
Response: 92→ 95: he possessed good movement and speed and within the area any leftover ball was fatal. Gary Likener and Gerd Müller are similar players to Friedenreich in this respect.
Shot Accuracy: 95 → 97 (or maybe 98) there is a documentary I saw, in Portuguese, which he beats more than 500 penalties and NEVER lost any. Based on 1239 goals scored (also according to the documentary), he converted more than 700 with the ball rolling, either head or on his specialty: the kick. His accuracy was, without a doubt, divine. With 98 he falls below Puskás and above Gerd with one of the best Shot Accuracy ever.
Agression: 92→ 99: he was always present at the attack, creating opportunities through their dribbling to score their goals. His agression must be the same of Gerd to emulate how offensive it was.
Add PK Taker: As I said, there are sources that he never missed a penalty and that made more than 500 beats. If someone like that doesn't deserve PK Taker, so nobody deserves.
It is likely that some people look at the stats that I cited as overrated, but I really would like to reopen the discussion about Friedenreich and how it is being analyzed here.
Video documentary about Friedenreich (in Portuguese)