David O'LEARY | 1979/1980

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David O'LEARY | 1979/1980

Postby Tom » 2008 Dec 11, 01:07

Stats by GoonerLover66

Name: David Anthony O'Leary


Club: Arsenal
Number: 5
Position: CB*/CWP/SB
Nationality: Irish
Era/Age: 1982/1983, aged 25

Foot: R
Side: R

Length: 185
Weight: 84

Attack: 58
Defence: 87
Balance: 82
Stamina: 83
Top Speed: 85
Acceleration: 86
Response: 88
Agility: 77
Dribble Accuracy: 70
Dribble Speed: 78
Short Pass Accuracy: 76
Short Pass Speed: 77
Long Pass Acc.: 77
Long Pass Speed: 75
Shot Accuracy: 64
Shot Power: 78
Shot Technique: 64
Free Kick Accuracy: 62
Curling: 61
Header: 85
Jump: 84
Technique: 76
Aggression: 66
Mentality: 82
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 84
Injury Tolerance: A
Condition/Fitness: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot frequency: 4
Consistency: 6


722 Appearances for Arsenal
14 Goals for Arsenal
League Championship: 1988/1989, 1990/1991
FA Cup: 1979, 1993
Littlewoods Cup: 1987
Coca-Cola Cup: 1993

68 Republic of Ireland Caps

One of Arsenal's Irish contingent, David O'Leary holds the record for the most games ever played for the Gunners. At age 21, he was already a first team regular and showed his great ability in the centre of defence. O'Leary is now known for his successful reign at Leeds United as manager, and his less successful regin at Aston Villa. Nonetheless, O'Leary was definitely one of the great CB's we've had and I'd personally rank him higher than Sol Campbell in the all-time list. So, what sort of player was he? His composure, both as a defender and when in possession of the ball, was exemplary, as was his reading of the game, he did everything possible to avoid last-ditch tackles. Instead, he'd intercept when others might stand off, and he would always look to joceky opponents away from the danger zone rather than dive in. Of course, when required to make a dramatic dash, David revealed a deceptive turn of pace. There is, however, no denying David O'Leary's quality as a footballer and as a leader. O'Leary was a good communicator but not in the forceful manner of McLintock or Adams. He was a great passer and showed great calmness on the ball. He was more of a European style player than British, never looked aggressive but got the job done.

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Re: David O'LEARY | 1979/1980

Postby Plava Čigra » 2009 Sep 18, 01:33

Is his Era 1979/1980, Age: 21-22 or 1982/1983, Age: 24-25?
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Re: David O'LEARY | 1979/1980

Postby tomi77 » 2012 Jan 02, 04:38

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