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 Alexander POPOVICH 1916-1922 
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Name: Alexander Popovich

Nicknames: "Xandl", "Poperl"


Country: :AUT: Austria
Club: FK Austria Wien
Position: *CB, SB
Side: RF/RS
Age: 25-31 years (18/07/1891)

Height: 162 cm
Weight: 67 kg

Attack: 59
Defence: 87
Balance: 83
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 79
Response: 81
Agility: 78
Dribble Accuracy: 73
Dribble Speed: 75
Short Pass Accuracy: 75
Short Pass Speed: 71
Long Pass Accuracy: 74
Long Pass Speed: 73
Shot Accuracy: 64
Shot Power: 80
Shot Technique: 63
Free Kick Accuracy: 61
Curling: 64
Header: 81
Jump: 87
Technique: 75
Aggression: 61
Mentality: 85
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 77

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 5
Growth Type: Standard

S07: Man Marking
S09: Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Marking - Covering

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


Alexander Popovich is former Austrian defender. He was mainly right back in the old system although he started his career as winger. Popovich was very strong and musculous player with great speed and defensive positioning. He was relativly short but uncompromising and tenacious, who played very tough and strong football. His career began as a youth player at Xandl Popovich AC Vienna, where he rose quickly in the reserve team. As an application he promised in the first team did not materialize, he left the club and moved to Victoria, where he spent a year working before he joined the Vienna Cricket and Football Club joined. At that time he was still used as a winger in the Cricketern one but soon recognized his talent as a defender. In 1910 he became one of the founding members of the Viennese amateur SVs and soon became a regular player of the new clubs. The Violet played continuously until 1922, first in the class to be able to take a long time without a significant position. In 1920, he commuted between Vienna and Prague and was also working for the Amateur and the DFC Prague. Although he only played a small club that was Xandl Popovich to a long-time supporters of the Austrian national team. From his debut on 10 September 1911 in a 2-1 victory over Germany at the time he graduated from the high number of 33 international matches until 1923, in particular between 1915 and 1921. Especially often Xandl Popovich played along with the Rapidler Vincent Dittrich, but also with the later miracle team player Pepi Blum. At the end of his playing career stood for Xandl Popovich also a great success at club level. After the lost Cup final in 1920 was able to secure Popovich with the amateur trophy 1921, 1922, however, his team defeated again in the final. In the first championship in 1920 and 1921 was only the second place. After Xandl Popovich went for the Season 1922/23 for district rivals Rapid, where it worked with the championship, put the finishing touch it but 1923/24 with a double in the amateurs. His career ended when the defending WAC, from there he went to Berlin to Hertha Berlin, where he became coach in 1926 as a German runner-up, and then incubated for SC Minerva 1893rd From 1941 to 1943 he managed Lazio, in the 1945/46 FC Bologna. He died in 1952.

Stop the PSD copycats...

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Für gut ein dutzend Jahre beherrschte Xandl Popovich die Szene. Eine Auswahlmannschaft ohne ihn war kaum denkbar. Er betrieb das Verteidigerspiel mit "Bries" und wurde aufgrund seines phänomenalen Stellungsspiels, verbunden mit Schnelligkeit und Ballsicherheit oft allein mit einem ganzen Sturm fertig. Seine geringe Größe (1,62m), hinderte ihn nicht, den längsten Widersachern die Kopfbälle wegzuschnappen, da er mit seinem muskelbepackten Körper eine ungeheure Schnellkraft entwickelte.

JUM could be raised a bit, also height can be added..

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