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Name: Germano Luís de Figueiredo

Nickname: "Mr. Book", "Dr. Jivago"


Country: :POR: Portugal
Club: SL Benfica
Position: *SWP, CB, DMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 28-31 years (23/12/1932)

Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Attack: 64
Defence: 92
Balance: 87
Stamina: 81
Top Speed: 80
Acceleration: 78
Response: 85
Agility: 75
Dribble Accuracy: 77
Dribble Speed: 75
Short Pass Accuracy: 77
Short Pass Speed: 73
Long Pass Accuracy: 80
Long Pass Speed: 72
Shot Accuracy: 61
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 63
Free Kick Accuracy: 60
Curling: 63
Header: 88
Jump: 86
Technique: 78
Aggression: 63
Mentality: 90
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 87

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 7
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

S07 - Man Marking
S09 - Covering
S10 - DF Leader
P06 - Pinpoint Pass

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Marking - Covering - D-Line Control - Centre

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Germano Luiz de Figueiredo (23 December 1932 — 14 July 2004), commonly known by just Germano, was a Portuguese central defender, considered by many one of the best Portuguese football players of all time. He was born in Lisbon.

He started his career with Atlético CP and debuted for the National Team on 29 November 1953, in a 0-0 draw with Austria, for the World Cup qualifyings. He had 7 caps for Atlético, before moving to Benfica in 1960/61, where he added 17 more.

He reached stardom at Benfica, where he played from 1959/60 to 1965/66, winning the titles of National Champion for the 1960/61, 1962/63, 1963/64, and 1964/65 seasons, as well as the Cup of Portugal, in 1962 and 1964. He played his final season, 1966/67, at Salgueiros.

Germano was a leading figure at the Benfica team that was twice European Champion, in 1961 and 1962. He was also considered the best central defender of the 1961 European Champions competition and was, perhaps, the best player of the final, when Benfica won 3-2 against Barcelona. After the final whistle, he said that "I only gonna believe in this, next week". He was also present at the 1963 and 1965 finals.

For the National Team, he was its captain during the 1966 World Cup qualifyings, and could have been a leading figure of the "Magriços" squad at the finals, had he not had an injury during his only game, on 16 July 1966, a 3-0 win over Bulgaria, that prevented him from playing for the rest of the competition. That would be also his 24th and final cap for the National Team.

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