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 Cesare GROSSI 1936-1939 
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Name: Cesare Grossi

Nicknames: "Cesarino", "Ninì"


Country: :ITA: Italy
Club: A.S. Bari
Position: *CF, SS
Side: RF/BS
Age: 19-22 years (22/01/1917)

Height: 166 cm
Weight: 58 kg

Attack: 84
Defence: 38
Balance: 70
Stamina: 81
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 86
Response: 80
Agility: 90
Dribble Accuracy: 84
Dribble Speed: 83
Short Pass Accuracy: 79
Short Pass Speed: 72
Long Pass Accuracy: 76
Long Pass Speed: 70
Shot Accuracy: 80
Shot Power: 85
Shot Technique: 81
Free Kick Accuracy: 69
Curling: 68
Header: 80
Jump: 87
Technique: 85
Aggression: 81
Mentality: 74
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 78

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

P07: Mazing Run
S01: Reaction
S05: 1-touch Play

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Reaction - 1 touch Pass

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


Cesare Grossi was very promising and talented Italian player who was unfortunately killed aged only 22. He was striker, very gifted technically, slim and mobile especially on tight spaces, had very good jump, fast with strong shot, he could create and score, the brain of the attacking play of his team. Coming from the youth teams of Bari, made his debut in Serie A 18 April 1937 in the first team coached by Tony Cargnelli in Ambrosiana-Bari (2-2), which already showed his talent creating hardships defenders Inter and after becoming that game holder. He quickly became very popular and loved by his fans and is still considered one of the most talented football expressed by Bari. The leadership of Bari not sell, despite the Ambrosiana offered to him four hundred thousand lire (very high figure for the time). In 1939, he embarked with the Italian troops in Albania, where it was months before the Bari for a friendly in Tirana on the occasion of the wedding of King Zog, where he died in April 1939, hit by a lightning. Following the rumor, never confirmed, that in fact he had been killed in an ambush while he drank to one source, by a group of Albanian rebels and that the news had been hidden by the regime for reasons of image. At his funeral there was a great congregation, who lamented the loss of this young sample. He was born in the district of Bari Carrassi. Dr. Gianni Antonucci, a historian of Bari Football, tells of a conversation took place in the locker room of the stadium Victory at the end of the race Bari-Juventus (1-1) of 6 November 1938, between the same Grossi and another star football Bari, Raffaele Costantino (perhaps confession of Constantino himself): "The friends said Foni, Rava, Varglien (Juventus defenders) had for him expressions of praise, admiration. Grossi, smiling, replied," those are they kidding people! Let go: they are champions seriously. "Rising from the stool of the locker room, he approached Constantine, who had not played, and said," Oh, how I wish I had your legs and the distinctive "(the badge of National) . Constantino replied, "and I would like to be born Cesarino Grossi! '". For boys Bari became something more than an idol as the primer kept his picture (which s'acquistava format postcard from a photo Ficarelli-known photographic studio Bari-20 cents) as a bookmark. In a game against Lazio managed to rise more than Viani and Piola that were high 1.85 m each. The Bari won 5-1 and it was all about in its undermine the defense biancoceleste. Wanted to go to war not only for the patriotism which then involved the young people like him but also for the disappointment at the failure to sell to Ambrosiana.

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