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 Roberto TROTTA 1993-1996 
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Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:21 pm
Posts: 195
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Name: Roberto Luis Trotta

Nickname: "Cabezón"


Country: :ARG: Argentina
Club: Vélez Sarsfield
Shirt Number: 2
Position: CB, SWP
Side: RF/BS
Age: 24-27 (28/01/1969)

Height: 180 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Attack: 58
Defence: 83
Balance: 84
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 74
Acceleration: 73
Response: 83
Agility: 73
Dribble Accuracy: 72
Dribble Speed: 69
Short Pass Accuracy: 76
Short Pass Speed: 73
Long Pass Accuracy: 74
Long Pass Speed: 73
Shot Accuracy: 66
Shot Power: 85
Shot Technique: 69
Free Kick Accuracy: 73
Swerve: 76
Heading: 83
Jump: 83
Technique: 73
Aggression: 69
Mentality: 86
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team work: 80

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

P16 - Extra Attacker
S04 - PK Taker
S07 - Man Marking

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Lines - Penalties - Marking

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence-Minded

Roberto Trotta is a former Argentinian center-back. Born in Pigüé, Buenos Aires (28/01/1969), Trotta started his career at Estudiantes de La Plata in 1988, playing mostly as a right-back, but with time he converted into a center-back. For the "pincharratas" he played 135 games, scoring 18 goals. In July 1992, he was sold to Vélez Sarsfield, and by the next season, he was already the team's captain. He would be part of the most glorious era of the Liniers team, winning three First Division titles, an Inter-American Cup, the only Copa Libertadores in the club's history, and the Intercontinental Cup, the club world championship at that time. During his time in Vélez, he played 128 games, scoring 27 goals, including one against A.C. Milan in the 1994 Intercontinental Cup. In June 1996 he was transferred to AS Roma at the express request of Carlos Bianchi, however, the poor relationship with the squad and the coach's lack of results meant that Trotta would only play 6 games in the Italian capital. In January 1997 he moved to River Plate. His strong personality generated friction with his teammates. In his first stage at River, he played only 11 games, scoring a single, although well-remembered, goal, a bicycle kick against Newell's, sentencing the title. In October of 1997, he went on loan to Racing Club. The club was immersed in debt and a deep crisis and Trotta would play seven games for them, scoring a goal against Ferro Carril Oeste before being sold to Sporting Gijón in Spain, where he would get relegated from La Liga. His football rebirth occurred in Unión de Santa Fe. He arrived in mid-1998 and played a single season with an excellent performance, which repositioned him as a top center-back. He played 35 games, with 2 goals, and was sold for the second time to River Plate, where he would now become a pillar of the defense and become champion of two first-division tournaments. It is well remembered a goal that he scored against his former team, Vélez Sarsfield: scoring a panenka against José Luis Chilavert. Trotta celebrated the goal with all his might due to his bad personal experiences with Vélez's fans beyond sporting success; this sentenced him forever to the fans of the Liniers club, who began to consider him a traitor. Starting in 2001, he had a brief journey through Mexican soccer. First wearing the Atlante shirt in the 2001-2002 season and the following season in Club Puebla. In the final stretch of his career, he returned to his first home. He played the Apertura 2003 for Estudiantes de La Plata, then wore the Barcelona SC shirt for six months, to end his sporting career in Unión de Santa Fe at the age of 36.

Trotta was a tough but technical player: he could play equally well as a center-back and as a libero. He had a good short pass and knew how to control the ball, but at the same time, he was very rough when it came to cutting off rival plays, so much so that at the time of his retirement he was the player with the most red cards in the history of the Primera División, with 20. He had a powerful right-footed shot and a good header on both sides of the pitch, having scored a significant number of goals in both ways. Trotta was, for almost his entire career, in charge of kicking penalties for his teams, being very effective from the 12 steps; he also took free kicks occasionally. Roberto was the captain, leader, and bastion of the Vélez champion of everything, and despite his unfortunate statements and numerous fights with Vélez fans, he is still remembered as an icon in Liniers.

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Total career statistics:

Image Estudiantes de La Plata (1988 - 1992) - 135 games, 18 goals
Image Vélez Sarsfield (1992 - 1996) - 128 games, 27 goals
Image AS Roma (1996 - 1997) - 6 games, 0 goals
Image River Plate (1997) - 11 games, 1 goal
Image Racing Club (1997) - 7 games, 1 goal
Image Sporting Gijón (1998) - 18 games, 0 goals
Image Unión de Santa Fe (1998 - 1999) - 38 games, 2 goals
Image River Plate (1999 - 2001) - 48 games, 6 goals
Image C.F. Atlante (2001 - 2002) - 42 games, 2 goals
Image Club Puebla (2002 - 2003) - 31 games, 3 goals
Image Estudiantes de La Plata (2003 - 2004) - 14 games, 0 goals
Image Barcelona SC (2004) - 4 games, 0 goals
Image Unión de Santa Fe (2004 - 2005) - 19 games, 6 goals

:ARG: Argentina National Team (1995) - 3 games, 0 goals

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