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 Claudio GARELLA 1983-1987 
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Name: Claudio Garella

Nickname: "Garellik"


Country: :ITA: Italy
Club: Hellas Verona F.C. (1983-1985), SSC Napoli (1985-1987)
Position: *GK
Side: RF/BS
Age: 28-32 years (16/05/1955)

Height: 184 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Attack: 35
Defence: 85
Balance: 85
Stamina: 67
Top Speed: 71
Acceleration: 75
Response: 93
Agility: 81
Dribble Accuracy: 51
Dribble Speed: 55
Short Pass Accuracy: 56
Short Pass Speed: 58
Long Pass Accuracy: 59
Long Pass Speed: 60
Shot Accuracy: 44
Shot Power: 78
Shot Technique: 51
Free Kick Accuracy: 48
Curling: 51
Header: 52
Jump: 83
Technique: 55
Aggression: 68
Mentality: 81
Goalkeeper Skills: 82
Team Work: 73

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 4
Growth type: Late Peak

S12 - Keeper 1-on-1


Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced

1972-1973 Torino 1 (-0)
1973-1975 Casale 68 (-43; 1)
1975-1976 Novara 38 (-29)
1976-1978 Lazio 29 (-36)
1978-1981 Sampdoria 113 (-97)
1981-1985 Verona 119 (-108)
1985-1988 Napoli 119 (-108)
1988-1990 Udinese 63 (-62)
1990-1991 Avellino 2 (-2)

2 Italian Championships
1 Coppa Italia

Certainly one of the most unusual keepers in history of the game. He never used his hands, his trademark were saves with the legs and he was even called "Portiere senza mani - Keeper without the hands". But he used all parts of the body for his saves. Not looking elegant, he was fat even clumsy, he had excellent reflexes, strong and agile. Capable of producing spectacular saves but also big errors, he divided the fans on those who appreciated him and those who critized him for his trivial errors called "Garellate". He was good on the line, solid in jump and coverage of the box, diving and grabbing the ball but without the basic technique of keepers. His athletic shape was almost diabolical, had the ability to get the tip of the foot where the hands even couldn't reach and prodigious saves. Imposing physique, agility like jaguar, courage in the penalty area, that his approach to a role in which recklessness and reflexes find their highest expression. Garella was in some ways a surreal goalkeeper, of unnatural qualities. He played the role of goalkeeper in a very original manner, the unorthodox manner to move between the posts, the ability to catch the ball using a bit all parts of the body, inelegant but effective style have made him an unique performer and inimitable in the role of goalkeeper.

Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:16 am

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:28 am
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So underrated. He went out from the goal with no fear, probably thanks also to his physique, and he has only DEF 84 and BAL 81? His long kicks were a bit more powerful than that, like 85. GK as well could be increased by 2 points and RES by 1.

Last edited by Interista93 on Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:28 pm

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Location: Serbia
You mean underrated?

Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:44 pm

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Milos wrote:
You mean underrated?

Ops, yeah underrated of course. :lol:

Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:09 pm
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