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 Luigi PIRAS 1977-1983 
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Name: Luigi Piras
Nickname: "Gigi"


Country: :ITA: Italy
Club: Cagliari Calcio
Position: *CF, SS
Side: RF/BS
Age: 23-29 years (22/10/1954)

Height: 178 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Attack: 84
Defence: 36
Balance: 81
Stamina: 79
Top Speed: 81
Acceleration: 83
Response: 85
Agility: 82
Dribble Accuracy: 78
Dribble Speed: 81
Short Pass Accuracy: 75
Short Pass Speed: 73
Long Pass Accuracy: 68
Long Pass Speed: 70
Shot Accuracy: 83
Shot Power: 82
Shot Technique: 83
Free Kick Accuracy: 64
Curling: 67
Header: 82
Jump: 79
Technique: 77
Aggression: 86
Mentality: 78
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 77

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

P13 - Goal Poacher
S05 - 1-touch Play

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Positioning - 1-touch Play

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded

Piras was a centre forward who played also as secondary striker when Selvaggi and Virdis were the main attackers. He spent almost his entire career at Cagliari, scoring 104 goals in 377 matches in all conpetitions from 1973 to 1987. Throughout his career many big clubs tried to buy him but he decided to stay with the Rossoblu. He was captain of the team during the last five seasons. Moreover he had the particular satisfaction to be the last player to score against Zoff in 1983 before the goalkeeper retired. He played also for Torres and La Palma, retiring in 1989.
Bought by Cagliari to be the successor of Gigi Riva, Piras was a strong striker with great personality. He was a complete forward, accurate with both feet, reactive and efficient with the head, capable to score good first time goals and gifted with a powerful shot, fine and quick dribbling, agility on movements and good speed − especially on progression. He proved to be also an efficient assist-man who could deliver accurate short passes. Piras said the defender who most gave him troubles is Fulvio Collovati because he didn't press much, so that he couldn't attack and use his physique as he wanted. Here you can see good stops, dribblings, volleys, goals with both feet, headers, powerful shots, an assist with the left foot Quick dribbling and assist at 3.20 A few goals at 5.20 More goals showing heading ability, shot power, nice speed A few more goals here More goals, showing again some power A few more here as well

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Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:08 am
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What a player! He was unlucky because he arrived right after the great Cagliari's years.
By the way I would shorter the era period to his last Serie A season so 1976-1983. It wasn't rare that he used his left foot for both passing and shooting. WFA 6 would be ok.
I would change SA to 82, FKA to low 60s and CUR to mid 60s. There's a long documentary of him on YouTube and I don't see much curling in his shots. I would also decrease JUM to 80.
Between 1979 and 1982 he scored less goals because of the arrival of Selvaggi and Piras preferred to let him score so he became more an assist-man. I suggest SPA 75 and TW high 70s.

Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:07 pm

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Interista93 wrote:
There's a long documentary of him on YouTube and I don't see much curling in his shots.

In this case it would be good to put a link to the video here (+ for long vids, put the time where we can see important stuff in the video). This isn't aimed at you but if there are videos available for a player, it's always better to put them here so that other members can get an impression as well.

Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:15 pm
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