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 Giovanni GALLINA 1913-1914 
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Name: Giovanni Oreste Gallina
Nickname: "Galinin"

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Country: :ITA: Italy
Club: Casale F.B.C.
Position: *WF, DM
Side: LF/BS (only left as winger)
Age: 21-22 years (07/01/1892)

Height: 171 cm *
Weight: 74 kg *


Attack: 81
Defence: 75
Balance: 78
Stamina: 82
Top Speed: 82
Acceleration: 83
Response: 80
Agility: 80
Dribble Accuracy: 82
Dribble Speed: 83
Short Pass Accuracy: 83
Short Pass Speed: 73
Long Pass Accuracy: 79
Long Pass Speed: 73
Shot Accuracy: 79
Shot Power: 88
Shot Technique: 81
Free Kick Accuracy: 63
Curling: 64
Header: 70
Jump: 71
Technique: 85
Aggression: 85
Mentality: 78 (Casale) | 72 (Italy)
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 79

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 3
Consistency: 6 (Casale) | 5 (Italy)
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

CARDS:
P02 - Anchor Man
S02 - Passer
S09 - Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Passing - Covering

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


INFO:
Gallina was a left-winger, able to play also as half-back, mainly on the left side. He spent almost his whole career at Casale in two spells: the first from 1909 to 1919, scoring 19 goals in 84 matches − 11 of them during the 1913-14 title winning season — and the second between 1921 and 1925, scoring 15 times in 64 games. In the middle, he played two seasons at Juventus, though without the same success. He capped twice for Italy in 1914.
Gallina was regarded as the most technically gifted among Casale's players and his powerful left-footed knocking shots were a nightmare for the opposing goalkeepers. He was a good dribbler, gifted with excellent vision of the game. When he played as half-back, his defensive play impressed the critics because he was capable to constantly protect the back line, opposing to the attackers and neutralizing their actions thanks especially to his speed or even retreat to his own penalty box to intercept shots and thwart the threat. His teammate Angelo Mattea described Gallina as a player who set the plays and passed the ball to either Mattea or Amedeo Varese, according to the tactics of the time, when the offside rule requested three opponents between the man who received the ball and the goal. Gallina didn't waste time at all since Casale's playstyle was based on quickness and instinct. He, Mattea and Varese knew each other so well that they acted as a one-man, rarely missing a pass. Unfortunately Gallina wasn't able to show his skills when playing for Italy and that caused him to win only two caps.


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