Marcelo Salas | 1998-2001


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Marcelo Salas | 1998-2001

Postby PES Stats Database » 2009 Apr 05, 17:36

Club: S.S. Lazio



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Marcelo Salas, with Elías Figueroa and Iván Zamorano, have been some of Chile's most recognized football players. Nicknamed El Matador (The Killer), he has a deft touch with his left foot with which has led to some spectacular goals.
Salas was a product of the Deportes Temuco youth team until his father took him to Santiago de Chile to be incorporated into Universidad de Chile. Salas debuted playing for Universidad de Chile in 1993 and became a starting player on January 4, 1994 against Cobreloa where he would also score a goal. Salas helped the team to win back to back titles in 1994 and 1995 leaving a trail of 74 goals which included a strong 1996 Copa Libertadores.

Later in 1996, Salas moved on to Argentina to play with River Plate of the Argentine first division, a move that was met with some criticism by the Argentine press as a Chile born player had never really had an impact playing in Argentina. The move was also criticised by Argentine great Diego Maradona as Salas was scouted by arch rival Boca Juniors prior to joining River. Salas quickly silenced his critics and won over Argentine fans, as a major contributor to one of the clubs greatest runs ever. From 1996-1998 Salas scored 26 goals in 51 games, helping River to win the Torneo de Apertura and the Torneo de Clausura in the 96-97 season and a Super Copa in 1997. These accomplishments would cement his legacy in Argentina as one of its greatest foreign born players earning the nickname, "El chilenoo Salas". During that time he also helped Chile in the World Cup qualification as the top scorer along Ivan Zamorano in the South American zone. In 1998, he participated with Chile in the World Cup making a strong performance with 4 goals in 4 matches.

In the same year on his strength of his performance both in Argentina and in the World Cup he would be sold to S.S. Lazio in Italy for US$18,000,000.

Salas played in Italy for five years, three with S.S. Lazio (1998-2001), a key catalyst in helping turn around a Lazio team that hadn't won a Scudetto since the 1973-1974 season. His first Serie A appearance was on October 4, 1998. He scored his first goal playing for Lazio a few days after the debut against Inter a club that included fellow Chilean Ivan Zamorano. With Lazio he won an Italian cup, a Cup Winners' Cup and a European Super Cup. In 2001 he was transferred to Juventus where Salas would endure the worst moments of his career; he was hampered by injuries, allowing him to participate in only 14 games and scoring just 2 goals.

In 2004 Salas was sold back to River Plate for but was unable to regain his old form as he was still hampered by injuries. Constantly in and out of the lineup and only able to score 17 goals in 43 matches Salas considered retiring from football, but decided he would make one final push with River. His return would spark River to a semi-final appearance in the Copa Libertadores (Salas scoring a hat-trick en route) but they lost to eventual champions Sao-Paulo.

In late July 2005, it was confirmed that he would return to his original football team, Universidad de Chile, and the never-ending love of the fans of Universidad de Chile for Salas was evident: he was given a warm reception even when he didn't play. Although the press was tough on him for being an injury-prone player (Salas played just 10 games in 2005), he carried Universidad de Chile to the cup finals. The final was decided with a shootout. After the retirement rumors of the summer of 2006, he started another campaign with Universidad de Chile and led the team to the final, but another penalty shootout denied the title. In December 2006 Salas was released from Universidad de Chile by the law-imposed administration. The move was fiercely criticised by the team supporters, who claim that Salas is the team soul and by far the team's best player and fan favourite.

Salas, after a 6 month layoff confirmed he would again return to his beloved team with a contract for a year and a half, thus continuing the whirl-wind that has been his career. At this point Salas also expressed interest in returning to the Chile National team where he had not played since 2005. Then, under the direction of Marcelo Bielsa, Salas participated in two exhibition matches held in Austria on September 7, and September 11 of 2007, and the first four games of the 2010 World Cup qualifying stage. He scored two goals against Uruguay on November 18, 2007, reaching the record of 37 goals for his country.

He is the owner of the new third level club Unión Temuco.

Salas announced his retirement on November 26th, 2008, at the age of 33.

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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby Uzair » 2009 May 06, 22:30

maybe SP could come down to 81. never really struck me as a hard hitter.
maybe jump could come up by 2 and technique.
also WFF could come up to 6

finally, should his injury be C??? i mean his real injury problems began at Juventus so maybe a B should do him for Lazio.
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby crisfar » 2009 May 06, 22:52

At the moment I lowered SP by 1 pt and ST by 2 pts and WFF to 6...Still not convinced in raise Tec anf Jump (which is already at 90)...The injury in Juventus year was so bad that ruined his career , after that he seemed more fragile than average...
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby SkorPion » 2009 Aug 31, 01:45

He was :
Attack : 90
Top Speed : 88
Acc : 94
Agility : 89 +2 Zamorano(87)
DA: 85
DS : 89
SA : 88
SP : 80
ST: 93
Tech : 87
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby crisfar » 2009 Aug 31, 17:52

The above suggestions for me are out of discussion, values to high in most of the cases, but I have slightly raised ACC and DS and lowered SP and AGG...
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby SkorPion » 2009 Aug 31, 22:05



they think now?
their stats are low just because it's Chilean

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# Leading scorer footballers of Chile (37 goals)

Along with Leonel Sanchez and Guillermo Subiabre Chile is the top scorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup (4 goals)

# This is the 2nd Top Goalscorer of the Qualifiers to the World Cup in South America with 18 goals in 32 games Team search
It is the 2nd Top Goalscorer of the Qualifiers to the World Cup in South America with 18 goals in 32 games played

* Unique South American player who has scored in 4 different heats (France 1998 Korea / Japan 2002 Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010).

* Single player Chilean history that is included twice-team All American (1996 and 1997).

1997. He was named the Best Player of the season in Argentina and South American Footballer of the Year in 1997.
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby maestrillo » 2009 Sep 12, 06:30

SkorPion wrote:He was :
Attack : 90
Top Speed : 88
Acc : 94
Agility : 89 +2 Zamorano(87)
DA: 85
DS : 89
SA : 88
SP : 80
ST: 93
Tech : 87



Agree with Skorpion, less in acc, maybe 91 would be OK.
He is a bit underrated being one of the best Soouth-American striker in the Story, and the best striker together Zamorano in the Chilean history
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby SkorPion » 2009 Sep 14, 21:19

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Name: Josè Marcelo "El Matador" Salas
Born: Temuco, 24 Dec. 1974
Club: S.S. Lazio
Number: 9
Position: *CF
Nationality: Chilean _chi

Foot: L
Side: B

Length: 175 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Attack: 90
Defence: 47
Balance: 82
Stamina: 87
Top Speed: 85
Acceleration: 91
Response: 93
Agility: 88
Dribble Accuracy: 86
Dribble Speed: 85
Short Pass Accuracy: 73
Short Pass Speed: 74
Long Pass Acc: 71
Long Pass Speed: 72
Shot Accuracy: 89
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 93
Free Kick Accuracy: 74
Curling: 75
Header: 94
Jump: 96
Technique: 88
Aggression: 95
Mentality: 85
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 82
Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot frequency: 5
Consistency: 7

Special abilities:

*Positioning
*Scoring
*Penalties
*1-touch pass
*Reaction


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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby crisfar » 2009 Sep 15, 00:02

Please note that is not fair to post a complete set of stats on someone else thread, specially cause you have litterally copied and pasted my first post and then changed the values...You have to respect who made the first post, you can only comment and give suggestions, you ca agree or disagree, or you create your own thread... I understand Salas may be for you an idol because you are probably chilean but we have to be realistic and not overrate players only because are our favorite... I followed him while he played in Italy, he was a great striker, but here he never scored tons of goals or demonstrated a monster speed or dribbling ability like the ones you gave, specially comparing him with other players...
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby SkorPion » 2009 Sep 15, 21:22

I'm Chilean and followed closely the career of Marcelo Salas, please not this talking about a striker any videos demonstrate a large head, great nose for goal, his Dodge was very precise dribbled past defenders with ease, not Zamorano that is more agile, offensively was a great striker chile leading scorer, best player in america, 4 goals for chile in the world of France 98, remember that 96-98 cannavaro and Chambers give a clean break and I beat frame with a perfect header, a great finisher is one of the most complete strikers I've seen and I'm surprised even more by his stature, technically nothing to say whole is recognized in South America as one of the best strikers in the history of South America, do not talk about any player
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby Classical » 2009 Oct 10, 08:57

Hi there.

I would like to stress 2 points, being the first one the fact that actually crisfar is correct when he says it is not fair to put the stats that way. But it is important to remember we all want the same: a good clean set of stats to emmulate the player.

2nd point would be the discussion of numbers. I remember Salas from his peek (WC98) and Lazio signing. He was deadly and astonishing good in the air for a player with his size. The word Matador would fit like a glove to this player which was, in my opinion, better than Zamorano.

I would suggest a raise both in header/jump as well as a review in shooting stats and response. Mentality could go down a bit and body balance may be topic of discussion as he knew how to proctect the ball (pivot style) but I am not too sure about this one.

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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby crisfar » 2009 Oct 10, 23:02

Ok I dropped Mentality to 84, then what are your suggestions for shooting dept.? The only thing I would raise is maybe Attack, but maximum to 90, just to give anoter orange...
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby Classical » 2009 Oct 11, 00:10

Attack 91 and SA 88 seem fair updates. What do you say?
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby SkorPion » 2009 Oct 11, 01:02

Defense : 45 He can steal the ball to defenders and goalkeepers

Jump : 95 Not Explain
Header : 94 - 95

TS : 85
Acc: 90 - 91

Agility : 88 Better than Zamorano
DA : 86 - 87
DS : 84 -85

Response: 92-93
SP : 80 - 81
ST : 92-93

Tech: 88-89

BB : 81

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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby Rated-R » 2009 Oct 25, 00:13

Agree With These Last Stats by SkorPion.
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby crisfar » 2009 Oct 25, 17:45

I don't!
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby Rated-R » 2009 Oct 25, 19:13

you're the only one who disagrees with the update, however 4 people are in agreement with most of its update stats, anyway posted Skorpion
some stats and videos that make it very clear that it was a great player and deserves better stats than those
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby Brezza » 2009 Oct 25, 19:21

Yet they have showed very little explanation or comparisons to back the stats up, just "OMG look at these cool Youtube videos, he is my hero!" . I'm in the right mind to just delete these posts. I appreciate Crisfar's knowledge of classic Italian based players. He's one of the better stats makers in this section.
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby Uzair » 2009 Oct 25, 20:17

YES Brezza.

in all honesty i don't see much wrong with the first set of stats. only a few changes i would personally suggest (i'm just gonna regurgitate some of what i said earlier)

maybe jump could come up by 2 - he did have a marvellous leap and he was only 175.
technique should come up to 86. he did have a deft touch - not extraoridinary but better than 84.
DA as well, i would have him on 84/85.

finally, should his injury be C??? i mean his real injury problems began at Juventus so maybe a B should do him for Lazio.
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Re: Marcelo SALAS | 1998-2001

Postby Akron » 2009 Oct 28, 20:26

SkorPion wrote:Defense : 45 He can steal the ball to defenders and goalkeepers

Jump : 95 Not Explain
Header : 94 - 95

TS : 85
Acc: 90 - 91

Agility : 88 Better than Zamorano
DA : 86 - 87
DS : 84 -85

Response: 92-93
SP : 80 - 81
ST : 92-93

Tech: 88-89

BB : 81

* 1 vs 1 Scoring


I agree with this stats... and add SPA... he start playing as a AMF

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