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Location: Guaporé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Name: Anthony William Currie

Nickname: ''Tony'' ''TC'' ''Top Cat''

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Country: :ENG: England
Club: Sheffield United F.C.
Position: *AMF,CMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 22-26 years (01/01/1950)

Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Attack: 78
Defence: 53
Balance: 79
Stamina: 82
Top Speed: 78
Acceleration: 80
Response: 81
Agility: 79
Dribble Accuracy: 85
Dribble Speed: 78
Short Pass Accuracy: 89
Short Pass Speed: 84
Long Pass Accuracy: 90
Long Pass Speed: 85
Shot Accuracy: 77
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 80
Free Kick Accuracy: 81
Curling: 88
Header: 69
Jump: 72
Technique: 89
Aggression: 80
Mentality: 84
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 87

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

CARDS:
S01 - 1-Touch Play
S02 - Outside Curve
S03 - Passer
P03 - Trickster
P06 - Pinpoint Pass

SPECIAL ABILITIES: 1-Touch Pass - Passing - Outside - Dribbling

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced Minded


INFO: He was an effervescent and exuberant attacking midfield player with the vision and ability to strike long dangerous passes.
Currie was a talented schoolboy footballer who represented Hendon Boys before joining Queens Park Rangers as an amateur, whilst working for a building firm. He joined Chelsea as an apprentice, but was released and moved to Watford to complete his apprenticeship, earning England Youth honours in the process. He turned professional in May 1967 and made his league debut the following season.
He was transferred to Sheffield United on 1 February 1968 for £26,500. He scored on his debut against Tottenham Hotspur with a header on 26 February but missed the next game on 2 March as it was his wedding day. 'TC' or 'Top Cat' as he was nicknamed by Sheffield United fans, was idolised in his time at Bramall Lane. He went on to score 54 goals in 313 appearances and was also made captain by manager Ken Furphy in March 1974. In September 2014, as part of the club's 125th Anniversary celebrations, he was named Sheffield United's Greatest Ever Player
In June 1976 he moved to Yorkshire rivals Leeds United for £250,000, making his Leeds debut in a 2–2 draw with West Bromwich Albion. His skills made him a firm favourite at Leeds, where he played a total of 124 games, scoring 16 goals. His curling shot during United's November 1978 4–0 home win against Southampton F.C. won[6] ITV's The Big Match Goal of the Season that year. Currie's form helped Leeds reach the League Cup semi–finals in 1978 and 1979, and in the 1978–79 season Leeds finished fifth to qualify for the UEFA Cup. However, disputes with manager Jimmy Adamson resulted in his sale to Queens Park Rangers in August 1979.
Currie captained Rangers in the 1982 FA Cup Final replay, but his career was badly affected by injuries and, after five goals in 81 games, he dropped out of league football and into semi-retirement from the game. He moved to Canada and spent two months playing for the Toronto Nationals, joining Chesham United on his return to Britain. He subsequently joined Southend United on non-contract terms before being persuaded by David Webb to join Torquay United in February 1984. He scored once in 16 games for the Gulls.[citation needed]
He moved to Tranmere Rovers in October 1984, but left without appearing in their first team, leaving him with 81 goals in 528 league games. He moved into non–league football, playing for Dunstable Town, Hendon and Goole Town before being appointed Football in the Community co-ordinator at Sheffield United in February 1988, a post he still holds today.
During his time at Sheffield United, he broke into the England team, winning the first of his 17 caps in 1972. He was capped 11 times whilst at Leeds.
He played in the World Cup qualifier against Poland, which was held at Wembley Stadium in 1973. England dominated the match, but could only draw 1–1 and failed to qualify.


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Name: Anthony William Currie
Nickname: ''Tony'', ''TC'', ''Top Cat''

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Country: :ENG: England
Club: Sheffield United F.C.
Position: *AMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 21-25 years (01/01/1950)
Era: 1971-1975

Height: 179 cm
Weight: 79 kg


Attack: 82
Defence: 58
Balance: 83
Stamina: 82
Top Speed: 80
Acceleration: 83
Response: 76
Agility: 81
Dribble Accuracy: 85
Dribble Speed: 83
Short Pass Accuracy: 88
Short Pass Speed: 80
Long Pass Accuracy: 90
Long Pass Speed: 79
Shot Accuracy: 77
Shot Power: 84
Shot Technique: 86
Free Kick Accuracy: 78
Curling: 84
Header: 68
Jump: 73
Technique: 87
Aggression: 82
Mentality: 79
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 82

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 8
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

CARDS:
P03 - Trickster
P05 - Mazing Run
P07 - Early Cross
P10 - Long Ranger
P14 - Free Roaming
S02 - Passer
S05 - 1-touch Play
S06 - Outside Curve
S15 - Shoulder Feint Skills

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Playmaking - Passing - Middle Shooting - 1-touch Play - Outside

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


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Name: Anthony William Currie
Nickname: ''Tony'', ''TC'', ''Top Cat''

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Country: :ENG: England
Club: Leeds United F.C.
Position: *AMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 26-29 years (01/01/1950)
Era: 1976-1979

Height: 179 cm
Weight: 81 kg


Attack: 80
Defence: 60
Balance: 82
Stamina: 82
Top Speed: 79
Acceleration: 82
Response: 78
Agility: 81
Dribble Accuracy: 86
Dribble Speed: 82
Short Pass Accuracy: 90
Short Pass Speed: 81
Long Pass Accuracy: 89
Long Pass Speed: 79
Shot Accuracy: 75
Shot Power: 83
Shot Technique: 86
Free Kick Accuracy: 77
Curling: 84
Header: 69
Jump: 71
Technique: 87
Aggression: 79
Mentality: 78
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 85

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Early/Peak

CARDS:
P03 - Trickster
P07 - Early Cross
P10 - Long Ranger
S02 - Passer
S05 - 1-touch Play
S06 - Outside Curve
S15 - Shoulder Feint Skills

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Playmaking - Passing - Middle Shooting - 1-touch Play - Outside

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


INFO:
Currie was an attacking midfielder. His career began in 1967 at Watford. After a season he joined Sheffield United, where he had the best time of his career: 378 matches and 68 goals from 1968 to 1976. Then he transferred to Leeds United, where he had three more successful seasons with 124 games and 16 goals. He played also for Queens Park Rangers, Toronto National and Torquay United, where he retired in 1984. He gained 17 caps for England, scoring 3 times.
Considered by many and voted as the greatest ever player in Sheffield United history, Currie was a vivacious and energetic player, gifted with great vision and the ability to deliver dangerous long passes either with the inside or outside of the foot, from an attacking position or from the back. He was a fan favourite thanks to his amusing sublime skill, trickery and playmaking ability. He combined speed and strength in equal measure and seemingly made whatever he wanted with the ball, picking out a teammate from any distance. He could make a joke out of defences thanks to his accelerations past defenders and his accurate shots on goal from almost anywhere or in many different ways that often made goalkeepers look dumb. He orchestrated the tempo of play from midfield, found chances to break at pace, picked the passes in a flank and tried to push forward at every possible occasion. He proved to be also a not bad piece taker: in a match lost 3-1 against Coventry City in 1973, Sheffield United's only goal was scored by Currie from a free kick and he took it without even running. He used to push back to help the defence quite a lot. At Leeds United he often made volleyed passes to the side, finding a wide unmarked player who had the ball dropping right in his path. In general though he seemed more prone to deliver short passes, even prestigious ones, rather than long passes which were often low lofted but occasionally out of measure. He ran and danced with the ball on his feet, going past a defender and leaving him in the place while he moved straight upfield. He wasn't as prolific as he was during his time at Sheffield United but he scored some spectacular goals, also with England. He still helped in defence, showing more aggression and pressing on the opponents with some good tackles. He always delivered a mix both entertainment and performance at the same time.


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