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 Giuseppe VIRGILI 1954-1958 
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Name: Giuseppe Virgili

Nickname: "Pecos Bill"


Country: :ITA: Italy
Club: ACF Fiorentina
Position: *CF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 19-23 years (24/07/1935)

Height: 176 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Attack: 88
Defence: 39
Balance: 85
Stamina: 81
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 81
Response: 87
Agility: 77
Dribble Accuracy: 75
Dribble Speed: 77
Short Pass Accuracy: 75
Short Pass Speed: 73
Long Pass Accuracy: 72
Long Pass Speed: 74
Shot Accuracy: 86
Shot Power: 87
Shot Technique: 84
Free Kick Accuracy: 71
Curling: 70
Header: 83
Jump: 82
Technique: 75
Aggression: 91
Mentality: 83
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 76

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

P15: Goal Poacher
S01: Reaction
S03: 1-on-1 Finish

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Scoring - Lines - Reaction - 1on1 Scoring

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


Giuseppe Virgili is former Italian striker. He was very important part of legendary Fiorentina side from 50's which won the scudetto. Virgili was tough and strong striker, combative and brave but technically limited. Very efective, he'd immediately shoot when receiving the ball and often scored with his powerful shots, had very agressive style of play and used a lot his strength, had excellent understanding with his striking partner Montuori. It highlights in the 1953-54 season with Udinese, his hometown team, making nine goals critical to the permanence of the Bianconeri in the top flight. It is noted that the purchase by Fiorentina in the summer of 1954. In purple Virgili retains full promise, and after a good year 1954-55 (fifteen networks as assets and Fiorentina fifth) explodes in the following season, when, in an attack of high level with Montuori and Julinho, builds networks for 21 of 59 total team that dominates in the championship (12 points ahead of second, one defeat). The excellent season earned him also the first squad in the national team. In the two following years the number of markings Virgili down (10 in 1956-57, 9 in 1957-58), while actively contributing to the two second places in the league and the access to the Champions Cup final in Madrid 1956-57, then lost against Real. In the summer of 1958, partly because of difficult relationships with technical and leadership, is transferred to Turin, then sponsored Talmone. The year is negative and insapettatamente grenade at brings the first relegation in their history. Virgili tries to avoid making the worst 10 goals, including a hat-trick in the Derby della Mole against Juventus, but not enough to avoid B. Virgili grenade remains for the next season, dragging Piedmont immediate return in A with 20 goals that earned him the top scorer, therefore, considered to be in decline despite having only 25, is transferred to Bari in Puglia Virgili , even accomplices numerous physical problems that limit its use, will play two very disappointing seasons, with only 9 goals overall, a demotion in B in the year 1960-61 and an unnamed cadet championship the following year. In 1960-61 Virgili also defended the port of Bari in a memorable game played at San Siro, then it is replacing the injured players and the goalkeeper red and white Magnanini had fractured a shoulder, playing the Bari won 3-1 against Milan, thanks to Virgili. Now out of the great football at just 27 years old, accepts the offer of Livorno in 1962 to go down in series C. In the second year in Tuscany with 15 goals contributes to the promotion in B. It remains to Livorno for the 1964-65 season, but it hits on one occasion. He closes his career in 1966, after a championship played with C Taranto. He scored a total of 80 goals in 193 appearances in the top flight, 72 appearances and 24 goals in Serie B. National dispute in seven meetings between 1955 and 1957, all friendly, creating a memorable meeting twice in the San Siro on 25 April 1956 against Brazil, which ended 3-0 for the Blues. He currently directs the School's Sports Group Soccer South Florence Sporting Club named him: "Beppe Virgili School Football".

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RIP :( One of the last living members of the phenomenal Fiorentina generation, no more such a team in Firenze...

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