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 Foto STRAKOSHA 1994-1999 
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Name: Foto Strakosha


Country: :ALB: Albania
Clubs: Olympiacos FC, Panionios GSS
Position: *GK
Side: RF/BS
Age: 29-34 years (29/03/1965)

Height: 188 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Attack: 30
Defence: 84
Balance: 85
Stamina: 68
Top Speed: 68
Acceleration: 69
Response: 90
Agility: 82
Dribble Accuracy: 50
Dribble Speed: 53
Short Pass Accuracy: 54
Short Pass Speed: 58
Long Pass Accuracy: 60
Long Pass Speed: 65
Shot Accuracy: 43
Shot Power: 85
Shot Technique: 43
Free Kick Accuracy: 44
Curling: 48
Header: 48
Jump: 84
Technique: 52
Aggression: 55
Mentality/Tenacity: 85
Goalkeeper Skills: 82
Team Work: 82

Injury Tolerance: B
Form/Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Late/Lasting

S12 - 1-on-1 Keeper


Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


Born in Memaliaj, Albania, Strakosha was Albania's national team goalkeeper from 1990 to 2004. He made his debut on May 30, 1990 and retired on October 13, 2004. Strakosha was first called up in the Albanian national team by coach Agron Sulaj for a Euro 1992 qualifier against Iceland in May 1990. On the day of his first international game, he was already 25 years and 62 days old. The reason for such a late debut on the international stage was a surplus of qualified keepers in the Albanian international squads like the veteran Perlat Musta and the very promising youngster Blendi Nallbani. Due to Albania's staunch communist rule, despite his talent, Strakosha was playing in his country's domestic league as every single player in the international squad.

After the fall of Communism in Albania players would be allowed to play abroad for the first time in 45 years. A notable impact like this, struck directly to the national team since nine players, notably Sulejman Demollari and Edmond Abazi, would be playing in foreign leagues, the majority choosing neighbour Greece, the same way Strakosha did.

Foto's career would follow up to the point to become Albania's most capped player, and achieving an extense career under the Eagle's goalposts.


Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:56 am

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He stopped around 14 penalties during his career in Greece, which is considered a record. He stopped Saravakos' penalty (a specialist) among others. He could boast the "Penalty Stopper" card.

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