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 José ALTAFINI 1958-1963 
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Location: Vancouver, BC
Name: José João Altafini


Country: :BRA: / :ITA: Brazil / Italy
Club: A.C. Milan
Position: *CF, SS
Side: RF/BS
Age: 20-25 years (24/08/1938)

Height: 176 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Attack: 94
Defence: 35
Balance: 85
Stamina: 79
Top Speed: 87
Acceleration: 93
Response: 89
Agility: 85
Dribble Accuracy: 86
Dribble Speed: 83
Short Pass Accuracy: 78
Short Pass Speed: 70
Long Pass Accuracy: 75
Long Pass Speed: 71
Shot Accuracy: 94
Shot Power: 84
Shot Technique: 91
Free Kick Accuracy: 73
Curling: 75
Header: 87
Jump: 85
Technique: 85
Aggression: 93
Mentality: 75
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 77

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 6
Growth Type: Early Lasting

P15 Goal Poacher
S01 Reaction
S03 1-on-1 Finish
S05 1-touch Play

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Positioning - Scoring - Lines - Reaction - 1on1 Scoring - 1 touch Pass

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


One of the best strikers in history. Altafini was great scorer, very strong and fast player, devastating in counter attacks with his explosive starting speed, excellent shooter, technically very good with excellent dribbling, good heading abilities and intelligent positioning in the box. He grew up in the Palmeiras won the Paulista championship in a junior team that used the form of double-striker; exploded late teens in the Brazilian national team that won the world championships in Sweden in 1958, scoring two goals in three games. Purchased from Milan, Italy confirmed in his skills as a marksman. In seven seasons with Milan, he won two league titles (1958/59 and 1961/62) and a European Cup (1962/63), making, in that edition of the tournament, fewer than 14 networks, records of the competition. In the match against Union Luxembourg, won by 8-0, scored five goals well, and still unbeaten record he shares with eight other athletes. After leaving Milan, where he was born his reputation as a footballer not prone to physical confrontations with opponents defenders, even for the controversy with Amarildo dualisms and Paolo Ferrario, he played for seven years in Naples. At the end of 1972 arrived with Dino Zoff at Juventus, where despite his age is no longer green won two league titles starring in seasons 1972/73 and 1974/75, often resulting whilst resolving off the bench. In particular, he remembers his goal in Juventus-Napoli of the season 1974/75, with the first ranking that saw Juventus and Napoli to second two points, going a few minutes to go scored the goal in the final two to one, which allowed to remove the Napoli and Juventus to win the championship. A few days after the game, on an access gate of San Paolo Stadium in Naples appeared the inscription: José core 'ngrato, remembering the past Neapolitan attacker. He closed his career wearing the jersey of FC Chiasso and Mendrisiostar (now FC Mendrisio-Stabio) in the Swiss championship. Overall, the Italian has scored 216 career goals in 459 league games, third overall for accomplishments (after Piola and Nordahl, Giuseppe Meazza and tied with) and first among the living, and for the first attendance among players not born in Italy. He won the top scorer in the 1961/1962 season, tied with Aurelio Milani. He has Italian citizenship as the son of Italian immigrants in Brazil. In fact, Altafini is not "naturalized" Italian, but Italian citizen from birth because recognized citizen jure sanguinis. He made his debut with the Brazilian national team in 1957, playing a total of 8 races. He has made 4 goals, two of them in their opening game at the World Championships-Austria Sweden 1958 Brazil 3-0. In addition to the top of the Brazilian national soccer team wore one of the Italian national team as a native, producing five goals in six races and participating in the 1962 World Cup in Chile later (during the telecast of the season, Juventus and Piacenza 2002-2003) declared have made a big mistake playing with two different national [citation needed] as if he continued to play with Brazil would win two more World Cup. Starting in the '80s working as a television commentator and analyst, first with TMC, then and now with TELE + with Sky Sports. From 2001 to 2006, every Saturday afternoon from 13 to 15, the issuer has conducted radio RTL 102.5 Fabio Santini with the "Never seen the radio," and then for another two years the TV show "Hart to Hart" in tandem with Valeria Benatti. He recently lent his voice, along with that of Pierluigi Pardo, commentary for the video game PES 2009, PES 2010 and PES 2011. In 2009, always in collaboration with Pierluigi Pardo, has published the book Unbelievable friends! (Whose title is a reference to his catchphrase applicant during the commentary). In 2011 he participated in the dubbing of the Italian version of the animated film Rio in which he plays the voice of the bulldog Luiz.

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