Santi CAZORLA | 2006-2008 & 2011-2012 & 2012-2015

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Santi CAZORLA | 2006-2008 & 2011-2012 & 2012-2015

Postby PES Stats Database » 2012 Apr 03, 12:19

Nickname: Cazorlita

Club: Arsenal

Clubs: Málaga CF


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Re: Santi CAZORLA | 2006-2008

Postby Korinov » 2012 Aug 01, 22:43

Nickname: Cazorlita

Clubs: Recreativo de Huelva (2006 - 07) | Villareal C.F. (2007 - 08)


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A product of Real Oviedo's youth system, Cazorla (1984, Llanera, Asturias) joined Villareal C.F. a few months before turning 18 years old. After progressing through the ranks of the levantine team, he was signed by recently promoted Recreativo de Huelva on a €600k fee (Villareal retained a clause which allowed them to buy him back for €1.2M). It was at the andalusian, and oldest spanish football club, where Cazorla showed all his talent, excelling as a pacey, classy and dribbling winger. Recreativo finished the season in the 8th place of the spanish top division, and in the following summer (as it was expected) Villareal bought him back. The little asturian didn't dissapoint and showed great form to help the Yellow Submarine to a successful campaign, ending as runners-up in La Liga. But the biggest reward was probably a call from the NT coach, Luis Aragonés, to take place among Spain's ranks in the EuroCup during the summer of 2008. There, Cazorla would play as a substitute in the three group stage matches, in the quarter-finals against Italy (he scored his penalty in the final shootout) and in the final versus Germany, helping the spanish national team to lift their first major trophy in many years.


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Re: Santi CAZORLA | 2006-2008 & 2011-2012 & 2012-2015

Postby false 9 » 2019 Jan 13, 20:44

Judging from the half a season or so when he was deployed as an am at Arsenal, I find it curious how we've rated his spa. In my mind his strengths were always his long range shooting, his control and his long passing. He didn't really work out when he was playing for us in the hole, I would say we were far more dangerous and creative when Rosicky and eventually Ozil occupied the am position. Those 2 were better at playing the final ball in the opponent's 3rd of the pitch, yet they're both rated as worse passers than Santi. He was undeniably a great passer, but does no one else feel he was more lpa > spa?
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Re: Santi CAZORLA | 2006-2008 & 2011-2012 & 2012-2015

Postby Viyut » 2019 Jan 14, 02:46

Cazorla was at his best for Arsenal when he played a bit deeper. For the majority of his career at Arsenal he wasn't the AMF, more like a CMF on the base of midfield. He was far more of an irreplaceable player for the gunners than both Ozil and Rosicky, the former being a 'ghost' and the latter always injured despite being a godly player. And the club still misses a player of Cazorla's caliber in midfield, even nowadays.

Also, Cazorla has lower SPS than both of them, Rosicky has a 88SPA/90SPS combo while Ozil isn't too far behind with 90/87 on his classic set. I wouldn't say Cazorla is rated as a better passer than either of them in PSD. Him being a better long passer than short is debateable, but just having higher SPA alone doesn't make you a better passer when the other player has substantially higher SPS.
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