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 Guido ARA 1908-1913 
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Name: Guido Ara
Nickname: "L'Elegante" (The Elegant)


Country: :ITA: Italy
Club: Pro Vercelli 1892
Position: DMF
Side: RF/RS
Age: 20-25 years (28/06/1888)

Height: 182 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Attack: 66
Defence: 84
Balance: 85
Stamina: 87
Top Speed: 81
Acceleration: 79
Response: 85
Agility: 78
Dribble Accuracy: 83
Dribble Speed: 76
Short Pass Accuracy: 83
Short Pass Speed: 77
Long Pass Accuracy: 82
Long Pass Speed: 77
Shot Accuracy: 67
Shot Power: 84
Shot Technique: 65
Free Kick Accuracy: 74
Curling: 70
Header: 82
Jump: 79
Technique: 85
Aggression: 73
Mentality: 91
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 89

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 5
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 8
Growth type: Early/Lasting

P08 - Box-to-Box
P11 - Enforcer
S01 - Marauding
S02 - Passer
S07 - Man Marking
S09 - Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Tactical Dribble - Reaction - Passing - Marking - Covering

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded

Guido Ara, 159 matches and 5 goals for Pro Vercelli between 1906 and 1925 plus a two-year spell at Modena from 1915 to 1917, 6 Italian Championships, 13 caps and 1 goal for Italy, is considered the best Italian defensive midfielder of the period before the First World War and one of the best ever. He was nicknamed "the Elegant" due to his playstyle even though he was part of a team that started to play a rougher football. In fact his is the quote "Football is not a sport for Misses". Playing on the right side, Ara was a tall player with long and agile legs; he was fast and had great stamina, in fact he was considered as a man who could play every outdoor sport with success; his tactics was based on covering the space and preempt his opponent thanks to his physical prowess and sometimes also his arms; he was able then to start the action thanks to his excellent dribbling abilities and he also liked trying to score; he had uncommon technique and creativity, elegant but not overdone dribblings, tricks, excellent stops, accurate passes and headings; he used to sacrifice himself for the team especially when facing tough opponents against who he played a simple and efficient game, sometimes just marking a man for the entire match. He scored only one goal for Italy against Belgium on May 1st when he shot a powerful free kick from 22 meters after his teammate Giuseppe Milano faked the shot jumping over the ball instead. That was one of the first ever free kick scheme in the Italian football.

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