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 Juan Vicente LEZCANO 1958-1966 
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Location: Vancouver, BC
Name: Juan Vicente Lezcano

Nickname: "Mariscal"


Country: :PAR: Paraguay
Clubs: Club Olimpia (1958-1961), Club Atlético Peñarol (1961-1966)
Position: *CB, CWP, SB
Side: RF/BS
Age: 21-29 years (05/04/1937)

Height: 175 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Attack: 62
Defence: 89
Balance: 84
Stamina: 81
Top Speed: 82
Acceleration: 80
Response: 84
Agility: 77
Dribble Accuracy: 75
Dribble Speed: 76
Short Pass Accuracy: 78
Short Pass Speed: 73
Long Pass Accuracy: 80
Long Pass Speed: 77
Shot Accuracy: 65
Shot Power: 82
Shot Technique: 66
Free Kick Accuracy: 62
Curling: 63
Header: 85
Jump: 93
Technique: 77
Aggression: 60
Mentality: 83
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 80

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Growth Type: Standard

S07: Man Marking
S09: Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Covering - Marking

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Legendary defender from Paraguay. Lezcano played as centre back and sweeper, but also as a side back. He had excellent sense of anticipating and good marking natural born leader on the pitch, had outstanding jumping abilities and good amount of toughness and knew to send good long balls from the back, had good pace. Juan Vicente Lezcano was one of the symbols in the defense of Olympia which won a record five consecutive domestic league titles, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 (undefeated) and 1960. Despite his youth, impressed the coach Aurelio Gonzalez, who was its discoverer. Then he became owner and team leader, even reaching the captaincy at the 1959 competition remembered which went undefeated champion Olympia, ruthlessly destroying their rivals. It was a solid central defender with extraordinary powers did not allow even the wind will pick their pockets. In addition to its great contribution sport contributed to his personality and gallons of captain to the success of the club. The Olympia and Lezcano reached the final play of the first edition of the Libertadores Cup in 1960, losing to Olimpia of Uruguay Peñarol. In 1961, Peñarol took him to strengthen the team they had played a year earlier to show off to other stars such as Alberto Spencer, Pedro Rocha and Ladislao Mazurkiewicz who helped Peñarol in most national and international achievements, such as freedom and Intercontinental, 1966. Lezcano was also part of the Paraguayan soccer qualified for the 1958 World Cup and Copa America 1959. Paraguayan national team debut in 1957 and played his last international match in 1963.

Juan died in February, 2012. R.I.P. Legend :(

Stop the PSD copycats...

Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:50 pm
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