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 Charles MUSONDA 1988-1991 
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Name: Charles Musonda
Nickname: "Charly"


Country: :ZAM Zambia
Club: R.S.C. Anderlecht
Position: *CMF, DMF, SMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 19-22 years (22/08/1969)

Height: 176 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Attack: 74
Defence: 69
Balance: 76
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 76
Acceleration: 78
Response: 77
Agility: 80
Dribble Accuracy: 77
Dribble Speed: 72
Short Pass Accuracy: 82
Short Pass Speed: 77
Long Pass Accuracy: 84
Long Pass Speed: 77
Shot Accuracy: 65
Shot Power: 82
Shot Technique: 68
Free Kick Accuracy: 62
Curling: 71
Header: 74
Jump: 68
Technique: 82
Aggression: 72
Mentality: 71
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 83

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

P06 - Pinpoint Pass
S02 - Passer
S06 - Outside Curve
S09 - Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Passing - Outside - Covering

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced

Musonda is a former central or defensive midfielder who could also play on the sides. His career started in 1986 at Mufulira Wanderers. After joining Belgian team Cercle Brugge for the 1987 season, he transferred to Anderlecht in 1988. He had his most successful time with the purple and white club, making 155 appearances, scoring 7 goals and winning numerous trophies. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious knee injury in 1991 that required seven surgeries within five years. He left Anderlecht in 1997 and retired one year later after short experiences in the United States and in Germany, playing for Sacramento Scorpions and Energie Cottbus. He capped for Zambia 48 times, scoring 4 goals.
One of Africa's most interesting young talents in the late 1980s, Musonda had his career cut short by injuries, but he still had many chances to show his qualities. His main asset was his ball distribution. He was the orchestrator behind Zambia and Anderlecht attacks with his short passes and long crosses, engineering attacks from a deep position. He wasn't the quickest of his team, but his unmatched vision and creativity led his national team to become one of the main forces in African football. He had the ability to place the ball exactly where he wanted, finding a teammate with passes that no one else seemed to see or would even try to execute. Not only he was a great playmaker, but he also possessed notable technique with his deft and nimble footwork. His dribbling wasn't always effective but he could control with any part of his body, including chest and head. He often used the outside of his foot to pass or carry the ball. In addition, he was able defensively thanks to an overall good situational awareness, anticipation, solid tackling and marking.

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