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Name: Ariel Arnaldo Ortega
Nickname: "El Burrito"

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Country: :ARG: Argentina
Clubs: Valencia CF | Sampdoria
Position: AMF , SS , WF
Side: RF/BS (Mainly RS)
Age: 23-25 years (04/03/1974)

Height: 170 cm
Weight: 64 kg

Attack: 85
Defence: 41
Balance: 70
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 87
Response: 78
Agility: 95
Dribble Accuracy: 97
Dribble Speed: 90
Short Pass Accuracy: 86
Short Pass Speed: 81
Long Pass Accuracy: 85
Long Pass Speed: 82
Shot Accuracy: 85
Shot Power: 79
Shot Technique: 93
Free Kick Accuracy: 86
Curling: 90
Header: 71
Jump: 78
Technique: 95
Aggression: 88
Mentality - Clubs: 68 | NT: 80
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Teamwork: 70

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 5
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 5
Growth Type: Early/Lasting

CARDS:
P03 - Trickster
P05 - Mazing Run
S01 - Marauding
S03 - 1-On-1 Finish
S06 - Outside Curve
S15 - Shoulder Feint Skills
S19 - Scissors Skills
S20 - Flicking Skills

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Tactical Dribble - Reaction - 1-On-1 Scoring - Outside

Attack/Defence Awareness: Attack-Minded


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''.....Who is the most talented argentinian footballer after Diego Maradona?''

He is widely recognized for his blinding pace and outstanding ability and skills from dead ball situations, but most of all for his ball trickery and clever body feints. At his prime he was one of the best dribblers in the world. He is also famous for his lobbed shots.
Along with his skills, Ortega is infamously temperamental.

Ortega left Argentina in 1996. He played 1½ seasons for Valencia CF before being signed by Sampdoria in 1998, for 23 billion Italian lire, replacing Juan Sebastián Verón. After the club was relegated to Serie B, Ortega joined Parma AC, rejoining national and former club team-mate Hernán Crespo, replacing Verón again who left for Lazio. Parma paid Sampdoria 28 billion lire. However, in the following season he returned to Argentina with River Plate, to compensate unpaid 12 billion lire transfer fees of Crespo. (The 10% of the transfer fees to Lazio) Claudio Husaín also joined the club. River Plate acquired 50% registration rights of Ortega for 5.5 million dollars.

In May 2002, Fenerbahçe signed Ortega from River Plate for a fee of USD 7,500,000 (USD 2,500,000 of which was paid to Parma). Fenerbahçe also bought his image rights for a further USD 1,500,000. Ortega signed a 4-year contract. He was one of the key players of the team, scoring 5 goals in 14 matches.
Fenerbahçe were forced to file a complaint to FIFA in April 2003 as Ortega had failed to return from international duty since 12 February 2003.[5] In June 2003 the FIFA Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) ordered Ortega to pay Fenerbahçe USD 11,000,000 as compensation for breach of an employment contract and suspended him until 30 December 2003. Ortega appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in July 2003 but the case was dismissed on 5 November.
Ortega served a 4 month suspension from that day. After the ban he was without a club..

In 2004, when he could finally come back to football, he joined Newell's Old Boys after he was called by his friend Américo Gallego, who at the time was Newell's' coach. Newell paid an unknown sum to Fenerbahçe as part compensation for what Ortega owed the club. They won the Apertura 2004.
On June 2006 he went back to his first team River Plate, where he played for about half of the Apertura 2006,[6] before he stopped to begin treatment for alcoholism. On January 2007, during River's pre-season in Mar del Plata, and one day after playing an excellent game in which he scored, he surprised everyone with another alcoholic episode, after which River Plate's doctors suggested to the coach that Ortega should go back to Buenos Aires to resume treatment for his problem.
Coach Daniel Passarella later brought Ortega back, stating he was ready for a comeback. On March 15, 2007, in a Copa Libertadores 2007 match against LDU Quito, Ortega formed part of River's bench but was not given a chance to play. However, three days later, in a league match versus Quilmes, he came on during the second half to help break the opposing team's defense in a tight 0-0 up to that point. Ortega scored a controversial goal with his hand, in the 93rd minute, to give River the victory and himself a great comeback.

Upon the arrival of Diego Simeone as head coach of River, Ortega allegedly lost some "protections" he was rumoured to have and, despite being an important part of the team that achieved the Clausura 2008 title, Simeone left him out of the squad for the upcoming season, reasoning his decision on Ortega having several times not come to train as well as some episodes of alcoholism. After some controversy and rumours in the winter window of Argentine market, he was loaned to Nacional B side Independiente Rivadavia, signing a one year contract where a twice a week trip to a Chilean Special Treatment Center for alcoholics is one of the clauses. On the 1st of May 2009 the player has been let go by Independiente officials. The club decided to terminate his contract in advance. Ortega was on loan from River Plate. On his first game back in River Plate, 25 July 2009, he scored an outstanding chip shot goal to give River a 1-0 victory over Everton F.C. of England in Edmonton, Canada during the preseason. In the 2009 Apertura, Ortega scored a wonder lobbed goal against Chacarita Juniors to give River Plate a 4-3 victory. Later in the tournament, he scored a last minute equalizer against Estudiantes.
In the 2010 Clausura, Ortega started River's first two matches, but suffered another alcoholic relapse and missed the next ten games before returning against Newell's Old Boys in the 13th round of matches.

Viewed as Maradona's heir, Ortega was included in the squad for the 1994 World Cup. His debut in the starting eleven occurred on July 3, 1994 when Argentina was surprisingly knocked-out of the competition by Romania.
Ortega was handed the coveted #10 shirt for the 1998 World Cup where he was expected to carry the mantle of the team's playmaker. Despite impressing in the early rounds Ortega's first World Cup as an established star was most notable for his sending off in the quarter-finals against the Netherlands. Ortega received a straight red card for headbutting Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar when van der Sar confronted him after a dive in the penalty area, for which Ortega was just getting his first yellow card. Shortly after Ortega's sending off, Dennis Bergkamp scored the winning goal to make it 2-1, eliminating Argentina.
Ortega was also a member of the squad for the 2002 World Cup. Ortega missed a penalty in the last match against Sweden, where Argentina was surprisingly knocked-out in the first round.

On September 24, 2009 he was surprisingly recalled to the Argentina national first team squad, but a couple of days later, it was announced that Ariel Ortega will miss the friendly match against Ghana due to a injury he picked up during the weekend in the Argentine Domestic League.
In April 2010, Ortega received a call-up again, this time against Haiti. All the players in Diego Maradona's squad were from the Primera División Argentina.
He played the match as starting XI on 5 May.

Ortega's previous clubs include Fenerbahçe, Parma, Sampdoria, Valencia, and Newell's Old Boys. Ortega played for his country in the 1994, 1998, and 2002 World Cups. He was also a member of the team that won the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.


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Name: Arnaldo Ariel Ortega

Nickname: "Burrito Ortega", "El Burrito" ("The Little Donkey")

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Country: :ARG: Argentina
Club: River Plate
Position: *SS, WF, AMF
Number: 10
Side: RF/RS
Age: 26-28 years (04/03/1974)

Height: 170 cm
Weight: 64 kg

Attack: 85
Defence: 33
Balance: 72
Stamina: 82
Top Speed: 85
Acceleration: 87
Response: 78
Agility: 95
Dribble Accuracy: 97
Dribble Speed: 89
Short Pass Accuracy: 86
Short Pass Speed: 81
Long Pass Accuracy: 84
Long Pass Speed: 80
Shot Accuracy: 83
Shot Power: 80
Shot Technique: 91
Free Kick Accuracy: 85
Curling: 90
Header: 74
Jump: 79
Technique: 95
Aggression: 86
Mentality: 62
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 75

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 5
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot frequency: 5
Consistency: 5
Growth type: Standard / Lasting

CARDS:
P03: Trickster
P05: Mazing Run
P09: Cut Back Pass
P10: Incisive Run
S03: 1-on-1 Finish
S06: Outside Curve
S18: Turning Skills
S19: Scissors Skills
S20: Flicking Skills

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Tactical Dribble - Reaction - 1-1 Scoring - Outside

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


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