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 Roberto TRICELLA 1982-1987 
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Name: Roberto Tricella


Country: :ITA: Italy
Club: A.C. Hellas Verona
Position: *SWP, CB
Side: RF/BS
Age: 23-28 years (18/03/1959)

Height: 183 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Attack: 71
Defence: 85
Balance: 82
Stamina: 85
Top Speed: 78
Acceleration: 77
Response: 87
Agility: 78
Dribble Accuracy: 78
Dribble Speed: 76
Short Pass Accuracy: 81
Short Pass Speed: 79
Long Pass Accuracy: 84
Long Pass Speed: 78
Shot Accuracy: 64
Shot Power: 83
Shot Technique: 67
Free Kick Accuracy: 61
Curling: 68
Header: 78
Jump: 83
Technique: 78
Aggression: 74
Mentality: 86
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 88

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 7
Growth type: Standard

P06 - Pinpoint Pass
P16 - Extra Attacker
S10 - DF Leader


Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded

Tricella was a sweeper or centre back. He spent the majority of his career at Hellas Verona from 1979 to 1987, playing 319 matches and scoring 5 goals. During the Serie A days with the team, he missed only 2 league games in the 1986-87 season. He played also for Inter at the beginning of his career, Juventus and Bologna in his last years. He gained 11 caps for Italy.
One of the best Italian sweepers of the 1980s, Tricella was a modern and innovative interpreter of the role. In the field he was a leader with great determination, captaining the squad for five seasons. He was a great defender, almost unbeatable due to his timing of reaction more than his pure defensive ability. He could anticipate well his opponents with the head, even though he wasn't a great header. The player himself said in an interview that he had to benefit from this characteristic to offset his lack of high speed. As defender he stopped the opposing attacker in a 1-on-1 situation and after he recovered the ball, he acted as playmaker from the back, taking the ball forward with authority or delivering very accurate pinpoint passes. Whenever he pushed forward, he could do it without any problem thanks to teammates like Ferroni, Fontolan or Volpati, who stayed back and protected the back line. He had remarkable positional sense, ball possession, tactical intelligence, great vision of the game and could make elegant, stylish strides. During his time at Juventus, he was considered a sort of lesser Scirea because he didn't have the same personality as the legend of the Bianconeri. Tricella's great goal, his only one in Serie A with Hellas Verona

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Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:11 am
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SOLUZIONE 1. Tricella, giocatore dotato di un grande senso della posizione e di un ottimo possesso di palla, usciva con autorevolezza dall’area di rigore palla al piede. Immediatamente, un paio di compagni si bloccavano dietro di lui a coprirgli le spalle, Fontolan e Ferroni (oppure Volpati quando sostituì Mauro a causa del lungo infortunio). Appena fuori, il Verona si apriva a ventaglio sempre nello stesso modo: Fanna si allargava sulla fascia destra, Marangon su quella sinistra, Di Gennaro avanzava 30 metri davanti a lui, Volpati (oppure Sacchetti) lo accostava a destra, Briegel a sinistra. Tricella, in questo modo, era protetto alle sue spalle da 2 difensori e ai fianchi da 2 mediani.

secondo me gli va dato qualcosa in più in ATT

Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:15 am
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To prove that Tricella knew also set the game forward, and has to be given something more in attack, here is a description from a site dedicated to the history of Verona football: "Tricella fu senza dubbio il giocatore di maggior spicco e la pedina tattica fondamentale del Verona dello scudetto. Difensore implacabile grazie all'innato tempismo negli interventi, sapeva affrontare a tu per tu l'attaccante avversario e risultava decisivo quando, sganciandosi con raro tempismo, dava il via al micidiale contropiede manovrato dei gialloblù. Tricella si distingueva nelle regali avanzate palla al piede, nell'intelligenza tattica e nel lancio millimetrico per i compagni. Il tutto, solfeggiato rigorosamente in sourplasse, dispensato ad ampie e morbide falcate con lo stile e l'eleganza di un fuoriclasse. Roberto interpretava il ruolo del libero in maniera moderna ed innovativa, non limitandosi a fare lo "spazzino" d'area, ma divenendo regista arretrato".

Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:08 pm

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I agree with the suggestions here, this guy was excellent libero..Unfortunately he played in the wrong time, in the time when Italy had abundance of world class defenders...Today he'd easily collect 100 caps...

Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:56 am
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Updated a bit.. if someone has other suggestions...

Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:04 pm
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Great job Simcav!

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