Gheorghe POPESCU | 1991-1994


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Gheorghe POPESCU | 1991-1994

Postby PES Stats Database » 2008 Dec 11, 20:50

Club: Club: PSV Eindhoven



Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


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Gheorghe Popescu is considered as one of the greatest Eastern European defenders of all-time. He could play as center-back and Defensive Midfielder. His tactical knowledge as a defender made him valuable team member in top European competitions even until he reached his late-thirties. Beside from his defending skills, his is also capable of using the ball and starting attacks from deep with his technical and playmaking abilities. At international level, Popescu stands among Romania's all-time most capped players with 115. Popescu was never outside the top 4 in the Romanian Footballer of the Year awards for 13 years from 1989 until 2001.


HONOURS:

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1997 (as captain of FC Barcelona)
UEFA Cup 2000 (with Galatasaray)
UEFA Super Cup 2000 (with Galatasaray)
Romanian championship 1987/88
Dutch championship 1990/91, 1991/92
Turkish championship 1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/00
Romanian Cup 1988
Dutch Super Cup 1993
Spanish Cup 1997
Romanian Footballer of the Year 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gheorghe_Popescu

http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gheorghe_Popescu

http://www.footballfancast.com/football ... he-popescu

http://www.romaniansoccer.ro/players/p/ ... rghe.shtml

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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997/2001

Postby Plava Čigra » 2009 May 11, 10:37

Weight (83 kg) and number (4 in Galatasaray, 6 in Romania):

http://www.worldfootball.net/spieler_pr ... e-popescu/
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997/2001

Postby Fevernova » 2009 Sep 29, 18:29

His weight was 83 kg. ;)
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997-2001

Postby cutthroat » 2012 Jun 05, 00:46

these stats are all wrong, first of he needs 2 eras and he was better in attack, passing, ball control and skill just basically needs to be updated to current standards
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997-2001

Postby Albo7 » 2012 Jun 05, 12:07

Care to elaborate a little further? Don't get me wrong, but I've got nothing on what to work with.
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997-2001

Postby jurgens » 2012 Sep 11, 23:42

Did he really play CB that much in 97 to warrant it as his first position? I don't really remeber seeing him playing CB for barca? And he played dmf at the euros in 96 and at the world cup. I think it was later when he coveretd to the back, could be wrong.
Either way I don't know about this set, but he needs one for his DMF days, and konamis is really very good, just needs higher balance and a few tweaks.
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997-2001

Postby cutthroat » 2012 Sep 12, 03:27

he is a really hard player to emulate in the game, he did play CB as much as he did DM throughout his career, mostly depending on the team needs. Even when he played as the starting DM he dropped to play as part of the back line quite often. He was a very complete player, defensively minded and sound at marking, tracking and tackling. However, he was very much like a poor man's Guardiola when it came to attacking. He started a lot of attacks and not only that but he often would chase the ball all the way into the attacking third to win it. I'm not sure that his speed isn't underrated here, I would switch the acceleration and speed values. Even in his later days he could pick up some speed once he got going. I would also suggest maybe 89 for BB and 86-87 for STA. Also his technical stats need a little upgrade he was known for being a technical defender
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997-2001

Postby axxis » 2012 Oct 08, 23:20

Where can we find his Konami stats?
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997-2001

Postby Korinov » 2012 Oct 08, 23:34

Konami's set.

He almost never played as CB for Barça if I remember correctly. Understandable since Robson had Nadal, Couto, Blanc and Abelardo... Popescu played mostly as DMF supporting Guardiola, in a similar way as Amor had done before, but in a more defensively oriented way.

Set in the first post makes him pretty much one of the best defenders of all time btw. It's completely blown out of proportion.
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997-2001

Postby Brahms » 2012 Oct 09, 01:18

So, could you make a proper set please?
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997-2001

Postby cutthroat » 2012 Oct 09, 02:43

he really was at this point, but for Barca and 1994 he deserves a different set
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997-2001

Postby dwid » 2018 May 08, 01:33

https://youtu.be/mjBbdgWPvMc

https://youtu.be/v-2Wcvnzmzw

https://youtu.be/8q2L97NvrIw

https://youtu.be/Zi9w5D1IA-0

https://youtu.be/y4odUsRx_RA

https://youtu.be/oBpNZK-wWVQ

What a player he was. I've watched some videos and seems that the tendence of his moves started from the defensive line as a CB, and once with the ball he tried short and long passes (most of them successful) or just get forward, even reaching to the opposite area. What if someone creates two sets for him? 1990-1994 and 1997-2001? :D :P
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997-2001

Postby dwid » 2018 Nov 20, 20:02

Why this set is not in the DB? Does it need an update or something?
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1997-2001

Postby dwid » 2018 Nov 30, 13:01

dwid wrote:Why this set is not in the DB? Does it need an update or something?


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I watched more videos of him and compared with Baresi and Beckenbauer to make some suggestions. But now, I think the new set is perfect.
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Re: Gheorghe POPESCU | 1991-1994

Postby Brezza » 2018 Nov 30, 13:19

This is off course based off his early years using suggestions from the thread and using Konami's stats as base. Still need to work on a later set :)

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