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    Doe © got a reaction from dan_dcfc in South American Superstars Part 1   
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    #4 This Ecuadorian talent, a very special gem, is about to enter European football with Inter Milan. Inter have signed him from LDU Quito, the biggest club in Ecuador. He is a defender and is 17 years of age. He represented Ecuador at this years South American U17 Championships, starting all 4 of Ecuador's games. If he fufills his potential with Inter Milan he may well turn out to be one of the best defensive talents in the world. 1st team action will not be open to him just yet, as he is going into the Inter youth side, to develop his promising talents.
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    Doe © got a reaction from liverpool99 in A Guide To The Americas Part 2   
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    #3 Emir Faccioli
    Faccioli Showing His Passion For Lanus.


    Now back to Argentina with a bright prospect, who is becoming a regular in his domestic side. His name is Emir Faccioli, and was born on the 5th August 1989 in Margarita Belen, Argentina, making him 19 years of age. He currently stands at a height of 1.80m.


    Margarita Belen, Argentina - Faccioli's Hometown.


    As far as I can see Faccioli has no international appearances for Argentina yet, but the young centre back has been close on occasions. So that paves the way for me to move straight into his domestic career for "El Granate", Lanus.
    Back on the 23rd September 2007 against Estudiantes in a 2007/2008 Apertura league game, the substitutions board was held up in the 71st minute with Diego Manicero making way, but who would replace him? This is where Emir Faccioli made his first team debut for Lanus. This turned out to be his only appearance for Lanus during the 2007/2008 Apertura. Little did we know that Faccioli would start 10 games out of a possible 19 for Lanus in the Clausura, and play a part in the 2008 Libertadores Cup campaign. His first goal for the club came against San Martin on the 10th May 2008, in the 90th minute, in what was his final appearance of the Clausura. He also gained two bookings, these came on the 23rd April 2008 against Gimnasia Jujuy, in the 45th minute, and on the 10th May 2008 against San Martin, in the 90th minute, for his celebrations after scoring the goal mentioned above.


    One Man, One Club - Lanus.


    Faccioli also played numerous times in the South American version of the Champions League, the Copa Libertadores 2008. Lanus had to play Olmedo of Ecuador in the preliminery round to qualify for the group stages of the competition, Faccioli played a full 90 minutes in the 1st leg, a 1-0 loss away from home played on the 31st January 2008. Then on the 5th February 2008, he played a full 90 minutes in the 2nd leg, a 3-0 win at home, putting Lanus through 3-1 on aggregate. Thanks to the victory, Lanus were pitted against Danubio of Uruguay, Estudiantes of Argentina and Deportivo Cuenca of Ecuador in Group 2. The first match came on the 14th February 2008 against Danubio at home. Faccioli played a full 90 minutes, helping "El Granate" to a 3-1 victory. 12 days later, on the 26th February 2008 Estudiantes entertained Lanus, with Faccioli completing a full match. However the final score was a 0-0 draw. Faccioli was booked in the 86th minute. Lanus' first Libertadores game of March came at home to Ecuador's Deportivo Cuenca, 0-0 was once again the result with Faccioli completing a third successive match. Faccioli did not appear for Lanus in the return fixture against Deportivo Cuenca, a 1-1 draw. Lanus' 5th group game came against Argentinean rivals Estudiantes on the 2nd April 2008, Faccioli did not start, but replaced Sebastian Blanco in the 87th minute, in a thrilling match that ended 3-3. Last up were Danubio this time away from home. Faccioli played the whole match, with Lanus winning 1-2, on the 15th April 2008. Lanus progressed with 10 points from a possible 18, and an unbeaten run to keep. "El Granate" were drawn against Group 3 winners Atlas of Mexico, who were known to be very strong at home, having won 3 out of 3 on their own turf. The 29th April 2008 saw the 1st leg played at the Estadio Lanus. Faccioli played the full 90 minutes but Atlas ran out 0-1 winners, not the result Lanus wanted. The 2nd leg was played on the 6th May 2008, this time at the Jalisco, Atlas' ground. Unfortunately Faccioli was no-where to be seen and Lanus could only manage a 2-2 draw, although this was a good result against a team who were notoriously strong at home. "El Granate" went out 3-2 on aggregate. Precious intercontinental experience cannot be bought, and Faccioli has already bagged a handful at just 19 years of age. He helped Lanus to two clean sheets throughout the tournament.


    You Can't Buy Intercontinental Experience.
    The 2008/2009 Apertura has just kicked off in Argentina, and Faccioli started Lanus' opening game away to Racing Club. As well as playing the full match, he helped his team to a clean sheet, in a 0-2 win.
    Personal Viewpoint - He has been so close to playing for the Argentinean U20 team in the past, so he must have something. In a team a centre back needs to have good aerial ability, strength, organisational skills, good communication and a cool head. At just 19 years of age Faccioli looks to be a regular for Lanus meaning they trust him to have these capabilities.

    CB Is Faccioli's Primary Position.


    This Player Is On The DB - Rating 83 - CB - Aged 19 - Lanus - Rating Change +8

    This Player Is Valued By SM At - £3,745,000

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    Doe © got a reaction from Doru in A Guide To The Americas Part 2   
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    #3 Emir Faccioli
    Faccioli Showing His Passion For Lanus.


    Now back to Argentina with a bright prospect, who is becoming a regular in his domestic side. His name is Emir Faccioli, and was born on the 5th August 1989 in Margarita Belen, Argentina, making him 19 years of age. He currently stands at a height of 1.80m.


    Margarita Belen, Argentina - Faccioli's Hometown.


    As far as I can see Faccioli has no international appearances for Argentina yet, but the young centre back has been close on occasions. So that paves the way for me to move straight into his domestic career for "El Granate", Lanus.
    Back on the 23rd September 2007 against Estudiantes in a 2007/2008 Apertura league game, the substitutions board was held up in the 71st minute with Diego Manicero making way, but who would replace him? This is where Emir Faccioli made his first team debut for Lanus. This turned out to be his only appearance for Lanus during the 2007/2008 Apertura. Little did we know that Faccioli would start 10 games out of a possible 19 for Lanus in the Clausura, and play a part in the 2008 Libertadores Cup campaign. His first goal for the club came against San Martin on the 10th May 2008, in the 90th minute, in what was his final appearance of the Clausura. He also gained two bookings, these came on the 23rd April 2008 against Gimnasia Jujuy, in the 45th minute, and on the 10th May 2008 against San Martin, in the 90th minute, for his celebrations after scoring the goal mentioned above.


    One Man, One Club - Lanus.


    Faccioli also played numerous times in the South American version of the Champions League, the Copa Libertadores 2008. Lanus had to play Olmedo of Ecuador in the preliminery round to qualify for the group stages of the competition, Faccioli played a full 90 minutes in the 1st leg, a 1-0 loss away from home played on the 31st January 2008. Then on the 5th February 2008, he played a full 90 minutes in the 2nd leg, a 3-0 win at home, putting Lanus through 3-1 on aggregate. Thanks to the victory, Lanus were pitted against Danubio of Uruguay, Estudiantes of Argentina and Deportivo Cuenca of Ecuador in Group 2. The first match came on the 14th February 2008 against Danubio at home. Faccioli played a full 90 minutes, helping "El Granate" to a 3-1 victory. 12 days later, on the 26th February 2008 Estudiantes entertained Lanus, with Faccioli completing a full match. However the final score was a 0-0 draw. Faccioli was booked in the 86th minute. Lanus' first Libertadores game of March came at home to Ecuador's Deportivo Cuenca, 0-0 was once again the result with Faccioli completing a third successive match. Faccioli did not appear for Lanus in the return fixture against Deportivo Cuenca, a 1-1 draw. Lanus' 5th group game came against Argentinean rivals Estudiantes on the 2nd April 2008, Faccioli did not start, but replaced Sebastian Blanco in the 87th minute, in a thrilling match that ended 3-3. Last up were Danubio this time away from home. Faccioli played the whole match, with Lanus winning 1-2, on the 15th April 2008. Lanus progressed with 10 points from a possible 18, and an unbeaten run to keep. "El Granate" were drawn against Group 3 winners Atlas of Mexico, who were known to be very strong at home, having won 3 out of 3 on their own turf. The 29th April 2008 saw the 1st leg played at the Estadio Lanus. Faccioli played the full 90 minutes but Atlas ran out 0-1 winners, not the result Lanus wanted. The 2nd leg was played on the 6th May 2008, this time at the Jalisco, Atlas' ground. Unfortunately Faccioli was no-where to be seen and Lanus could only manage a 2-2 draw, although this was a good result against a team who were notoriously strong at home. "El Granate" went out 3-2 on aggregate. Precious intercontinental experience cannot be bought, and Faccioli has already bagged a handful at just 19 years of age. He helped Lanus to two clean sheets throughout the tournament.


    You Can't Buy Intercontinental Experience.
    The 2008/2009 Apertura has just kicked off in Argentina, and Faccioli started Lanus' opening game away to Racing Club. As well as playing the full match, he helped his team to a clean sheet, in a 0-2 win.
    Personal Viewpoint - He has been so close to playing for the Argentinean U20 team in the past, so he must have something. In a team a centre back needs to have good aerial ability, strength, organisational skills, good communication and a cool head. At just 19 years of age Faccioli looks to be a regular for Lanus meaning they trust him to have these capabilities.

    CB Is Faccioli's Primary Position.


    This Player Is On The DB - Rating 83 - CB - Aged 19 - Lanus - Rating Change +8

    This Player Is Valued By SM At - £3,745,000

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    Doe © got a reaction from mattyjewi in A Guide To The Americas Part 2   
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    #2 Ricardo Verduguez
    Verduguez (Right) In Action For Blooming.


    Second in line is Ricardo Verduguez and he is from an ever improving football nation, Bolivia. He was born on the 28th July 1989 in Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia and is 1.72m in height.


    Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia - Verduguez's Hometown.


    Back at the 2007 South American U20 Championship, Verduguez appeared in 3 of Bolivia's 4 games against Paraguay, Chile and Brazil. 'La Verde' were up against Paraguay in their opening group game, and Verduguez was in the starting line up. He was booked in the 31st minute and played the full 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw. He kept his place in the side for the following game against Chile, where once again he played the full 90 minutes, but could not stop Chile winning 0-4. Top South American side Brazil were 3rd in line, with Bolivia lacking confidence it was the worst possible side 'La Verde' could have been playing. Verduguez played a full 90 minutes yet again, but Brazil ran out predicted winners, 0-3. Unfortunately Verduguez was an unused substitute in Bolivia's final group game against Peru. It was the only game Bolivia won, with the scoreline finishing at 4-1. 6 months after the tournament, Bolivia called Verduguez up for the South American 2010 World Cup Qualifier against Colombia, and he played a full 90 minutes at left back, his preferred position. He helped 'La Verde' to a clean sheet in the match, unfortunately they could not score at the other end. Final score 0-0.

    Since 2005, Verduguez has been with native side Blooming, and has held down a starting 11 place ever since. Altogether he has made 84 appearances, scoring 4 goals. A very respectable record for a 19 year old. The 2008 Apertura in Bolivia, bought Verduguez 13 starts and 1 goal. He was substituted once, on the 30th April 2008 against Bolivar, in the 55th minute. His replacement was Limberg Gutierrez. He also made one substitute apperance. This came on the 22nd June 2008 against Oriente Petrolero, when he replaced the injured Carlos Sabja in the 9th minute. His goal came against Guabira, on the 17th July 2008 in the 88th minute. Blooming have only played 2 matches in the 2008 Clausura so far, but Verduguez has started both of them. He scored the winning goal in their opening game against Real Mamore on the 3rd August 2008. His goal came in the 50th minute. Verduguez is said to have good technical ability, an attacking instinct and a fierce shot.


    Blooming - His Professional Club Since 2005


    Personal Viewpoint - Anyone who can have 84 games at club level, 3 U20 caps and a full international cap wrapped up at just 19 years of age must be worth looking at in my opinion.


    Usually LB, Sometimes RB Is Where Verduguez Influences The Game.
    This Player Is Not On The DB


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    Doe © got a reaction from Matty_avfc in South American Superstars Part 1   
    Hello, I am Joe Charley and I am going to find and research the finest young talent North & South America has available. From Argentina to Venezuela I am covering all the countries. The first 'Superstars' will be announced shortly. By the way players that have already been mentioned but have not had a detailed report on themselves will be mentioned in this thread. All players will be 21 years of age or below.
    Here are my youth players that I have added so far, you will find detailed information about every single youth player on this list furthur into the thread. If you click on the name of the player you want to look at you will be taken directly to that specific player.
    Update 1-10
    Update 11-20
    #1 Juan Forlín
    #2 Osvaldo Gaitan
    #3 Christian La Torre
    #4 Deison Mendez
    #5 Carlos Eduardo Sabja
    #6 Fernando Muslera
    #7 Aislan
    #8 Danilinho
    #9 Wagner Luiz Fogolari
    #10 Coutinho
    #11 Victor Andrade
    #12 Jean Carlos Chera
    #13 Neymar
    #14 Rafael Forster
    #15 Cassio Ramos
    #16 Carlos Augusto Zambrano
    #17 Carlos Bazalar
    #18 Santiago Tréllez
    #19 Gabriel Ferrari
    #20 Johann Smith
    #21 Maximiliano Moralez
    #22 Thiago Heleno
    #23 Cristian Bogado
    #24 Carlos Javier Acuna
    #25 Jeronimo Barrales
    #26 Nicolas Mazzola
    #27 Fernando Aristeguieta
    #28 Felipe
    #29 Hernan Villafane
    #30 Juan Surraco
    #31 Wellington
    #32 Diego Polenta
    #33 Gonzalo Barreto
    #34 Nicolás Mezquida
    #35 Rodrigo Diaz
    #36 Nicolás Ameli
    #37 Alexis Quintulén
    #38 Matías Jadue
    #39 Luis Guilherme
    #40 Thiago
    #41 Jerrel Britto
    #42 Lester Peltier
    #43 Eric Lichaj
    #44 Damián Escudero
    #45 Fernando Guerrero
    #46 Asmir Begovic
    #47 Damián Ismodes
    #48 Nicolás Medina
    #49 David Edgar
    #50 Will Johnson
    #51 Gary Kagelmacher
    #52 Martín Cáceres
    #53 Frank Fernandez
    #54 Gerson
    #55 Juan Gómez
    #56 Elivelton
    #57 Mykell Bates
    #58 Pablo Ochoa
    #59 Caio
    #60 Dentinho
    #61 Carlos Valencia
    #62 Diogo Gomes Pereira
    #63 Edson
    #64 Alex Teixeira
    #65 Ji Parana
    #66 Gary Medel
    #67 Marco Ruben
    #68 Giuliano
    #69 Jonathan Dos Santos
    #70 Kayke
    #71 Angel Di Maria
    #72 Fagner
    #73 Cristian Benitez
    #74 Freddy Guarin
    #75 Cristian Zapata
    #76 Carlos Eduardo
    #77 Lee Nguyen
    #78 Bryan Arguez
    #79 Tales
    #80 Alfonso Blanco
    #81 Julio Dominguez
    #82 Jorge Hernandez
    #83 Leandro Lima
    #84 Amaral
    #85 Willian
    #86 Celso Borges
    #87 Luiz Adriano
    #88 Leonardo Sigali
    #89 Luizao
    #90 Sidnei
    #91 Pedro Ken
    #92 Leo
    #93 Sal Zizzo
    #94 Keon Daniel
    #95 Jefferson Pinto
    #96 Dario Bottinelli
    #97 Omar Arellano
    #98 Ever Guzman
    #99 Boris Sagredo
    #100 Victor Ismael Sosa
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    Doe © got a reaction from navin_legend in A Guide To The Americas Part 2   
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    Doe © reacted in Forumer Of The Year 2008 - (Qualifying) - Group 2   
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    I really don't understand why your bickering?
    You lot need to take your problems to Jeremy Kyle and stop spamming up this thread lol
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    Doe © reacted to BenReado in Forum Smilies   
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    I reckon there should be a set like this:

    Although If these came the others would have to go. Mixing Smilies sets is never a good idea imo.
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    Doe © got a reaction from Gizb in A Guide To The Americas Part 2   
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    #2 Ricardo Verduguez
    Verduguez (Right) In Action For Blooming.


    Second in line is Ricardo Verduguez and he is from an ever improving football nation, Bolivia. He was born on the 28th July 1989 in Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia and is 1.72m in height.


    Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia - Verduguez's Hometown.


    Back at the 2007 South American U20 Championship, Verduguez appeared in 3 of Bolivia's 4 games against Paraguay, Chile and Brazil. 'La Verde' were up against Paraguay in their opening group game, and Verduguez was in the starting line up. He was booked in the 31st minute and played the full 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw. He kept his place in the side for the following game against Chile, where once again he played the full 90 minutes, but could not stop Chile winning 0-4. Top South American side Brazil were 3rd in line, with Bolivia lacking confidence it was the worst possible side 'La Verde' could have been playing. Verduguez played a full 90 minutes yet again, but Brazil ran out predicted winners, 0-3. Unfortunately Verduguez was an unused substitute in Bolivia's final group game against Peru. It was the only game Bolivia won, with the scoreline finishing at 4-1. 6 months after the tournament, Bolivia called Verduguez up for the South American 2010 World Cup Qualifier against Colombia, and he played a full 90 minutes at left back, his preferred position. He helped 'La Verde' to a clean sheet in the match, unfortunately they could not score at the other end. Final score 0-0.

    Since 2005, Verduguez has been with native side Blooming, and has held down a starting 11 place ever since. Altogether he has made 84 appearances, scoring 4 goals. A very respectable record for a 19 year old. The 2008 Apertura in Bolivia, bought Verduguez 13 starts and 1 goal. He was substituted once, on the 30th April 2008 against Bolivar, in the 55th minute. His replacement was Limberg Gutierrez. He also made one substitute apperance. This came on the 22nd June 2008 against Oriente Petrolero, when he replaced the injured Carlos Sabja in the 9th minute. His goal came against Guabira, on the 17th July 2008 in the 88th minute. Blooming have only played 2 matches in the 2008 Clausura so far, but Verduguez has started both of them. He scored the winning goal in their opening game against Real Mamore on the 3rd August 2008. His goal came in the 50th minute. Verduguez is said to have good technical ability, an attacking instinct and a fierce shot.


    Blooming - His Professional Club Since 2005


    Personal Viewpoint - Anyone who can have 84 games at club level, 3 U20 caps and a full international cap wrapped up at just 19 years of age must be worth looking at in my opinion.


    Usually LB, Sometimes RB Is Where Verduguez Influences The Game.
    This Player Is Not On The DB


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    Doe © got a reaction from Sinny in SM Headquarters?   
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    I reckon SM are based in a secret bunker underneath the queen's bed located within Buckingham Palace.


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    Doe © reacted to Sinny in Transfer Thread - Summer 2008 >> UPDATED   
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    Abdoulaye Meite to WBA -
    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_3962421,00.html

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    Doe © got a reaction from Sinny in A Guide To The Americas Part 2   
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    #2 Ricardo Verduguez
    Verduguez (Right) In Action For Blooming.


    Second in line is Ricardo Verduguez and he is from an ever improving football nation, Bolivia. He was born on the 28th July 1989 in Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia and is 1.72m in height.


    Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia - Verduguez's Hometown.


    Back at the 2007 South American U20 Championship, Verduguez appeared in 3 of Bolivia's 4 games against Paraguay, Chile and Brazil. 'La Verde' were up against Paraguay in their opening group game, and Verduguez was in the starting line up. He was booked in the 31st minute and played the full 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw. He kept his place in the side for the following game against Chile, where once again he played the full 90 minutes, but could not stop Chile winning 0-4. Top South American side Brazil were 3rd in line, with Bolivia lacking confidence it was the worst possible side 'La Verde' could have been playing. Verduguez played a full 90 minutes yet again, but Brazil ran out predicted winners, 0-3. Unfortunately Verduguez was an unused substitute in Bolivia's final group game against Peru. It was the only game Bolivia won, with the scoreline finishing at 4-1. 6 months after the tournament, Bolivia called Verduguez up for the South American 2010 World Cup Qualifier against Colombia, and he played a full 90 minutes at left back, his preferred position. He helped 'La Verde' to a clean sheet in the match, unfortunately they could not score at the other end. Final score 0-0.

    Since 2005, Verduguez has been with native side Blooming, and has held down a starting 11 place ever since. Altogether he has made 84 appearances, scoring 4 goals. A very respectable record for a 19 year old. The 2008 Apertura in Bolivia, bought Verduguez 13 starts and 1 goal. He was substituted once, on the 30th April 2008 against Bolivar, in the 55th minute. His replacement was Limberg Gutierrez. He also made one substitute apperance. This came on the 22nd June 2008 against Oriente Petrolero, when he replaced the injured Carlos Sabja in the 9th minute. His goal came against Guabira, on the 17th July 2008 in the 88th minute. Blooming have only played 2 matches in the 2008 Clausura so far, but Verduguez has started both of them. He scored the winning goal in their opening game against Real Mamore on the 3rd August 2008. His goal came in the 50th minute. Verduguez is said to have good technical ability, an attacking instinct and a fierce shot.


    Blooming - His Professional Club Since 2005


    Personal Viewpoint - Anyone who can have 84 games at club level, 3 U20 caps and a full international cap wrapped up at just 19 years of age must be worth looking at in my opinion.


    Usually LB, Sometimes RB Is Where Verduguez Influences The Game.
    This Player Is Not On The DB


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    Doe © got a reaction from JUSTICE in A Guide To The Americas Part 2   
    After the incredible success of my first thread, I have decided to create Part 2! offering stats, pictures, videos and my own personal viewpoint on the latest and greatest South, Central and North American talents, in this beautiful place, we call Earth. My aim, is to provide you (the reader) with one hundred sublime reports that you will not find anywhere else on the forum. The reports will be more reader friendly, as I thought they were slightly boring and intimidating to read last time. Everybody's views, criticisms and comments are very helpful to me, so please speak up!, I hope you enjoy viewing and reading this thread, because all I want is to help and educate people about young prospects in the Americas. Please feel free to PM me any questions you may have, I am online every day (apart from holidays), so responses will be quick and useful. A hyperlink database will be used just like Part 1, so your desired player is just one click away. Only players of 21 years of age or younger will be used. HASTA LA VISTA!


    Hyperlinks To Each Specific Player Mentioned

    #1 Carlos Carmona #2 Ricardo Verduguez

    #3 Emir Faccioli


    #4 Taison

    #5 Franco Fasciana

    #6 Ronald Vargas

    #7 Guilherme



    The Biggest Talent Playground On Earth, And I Am Going To Use It!, AGAIN!


    Link To Part 1 -
    http://forum.soccermanager.com/showthread.php?t=17913

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    Doe © reacted to GeorgeECFC in Forumer Of The Year 2008 - (Qualifying) - Group 2   
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    This guy's message seems clear
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    Doe © reacted to Allan-NI in Forumer Of The Year 2008 - (Qualifying) - Group 2   
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    Seems the 'Vote Allan' campaign was a failure

    purely a joke...
    On a serious note.. this is clearly the group of death and it would be a shame to lose 1 of the 3 front runners as all are great forumers
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    Doe © got a reaction from тσм_мғϲ in Forumer Of The Year 2008 - (Qualifying) - Group 1   
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    This competition is turning into a joke, I just cannot see how some forumers being placed in groups with one another, to win a competition that does not affect your life in reality, can cause so much trouble. What is going through people's heads when they post something, that is going to start heated debates, when the forum should be a HAPPY place.
    .I feel so sorry for Tom the creator of this wonderful competition, because he is seeing forumers virtually 'fight' with one another on his threads, that he has spent time and effort organising and creating... FOR OUR BENEFIT. .
    Everybody stop taking this competition so SERIOUSLY . It is my first year in it, and quite frankly I am not impressed, I thought there would just be threads made and forumers would vote for who they feel deserves to go through. With none of this rubbish about "Ohhh, so and so does not deserve to go through because of this and that" - GET A GRIP MAN
    I am not naming names, because I feel that everyone (including me) should make an effort to try and be REASONABLE for the remainder of this competition
    I have a dream... I want this competition to become a joyous and happy event on the forum calendar, lets make sure it happens, and not turn it into an AGGRAVATING and RUBBISH one
    My opinion on the Forumer of the Year
    Signed, Joe.


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    Doe © got a reaction from Midnight to Six in Forumer Of The Year 2008 - (Qualifying) - Group 1   
    Re: Forumer Of The Year 2008 - (Qualifying) - Group 1

    This competition is turning into a joke, I just cannot see how some forumers being placed in groups with one another, to win a competition that does not affect your life in reality, can cause so much trouble. What is going through people's heads when they post something, that is going to start heated debates, when the forum should be a HAPPY place.
    .I feel so sorry for Tom the creator of this wonderful competition, because he is seeing forumers virtually 'fight' with one another on his threads, that he has spent time and effort organising and creating... FOR OUR BENEFIT. .
    Everybody stop taking this competition so SERIOUSLY . It is my first year in it, and quite frankly I am not impressed, I thought there would just be threads made and forumers would vote for who they feel deserves to go through. With none of this rubbish about "Ohhh, so and so does not deserve to go through because of this and that" - GET A GRIP MAN
    I am not naming names, because I feel that everyone (including me) should make an effort to try and be REASONABLE for the remainder of this competition
    I have a dream... I want this competition to become a joyous and happy event on the forum calendar, lets make sure it happens, and not turn it into an AGGRAVATING and RUBBISH one
    My opinion on the Forumer of the Year
    Signed, Joe.


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    Doe © reacted to Bobo in The Forum Rumour Thread   
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    Fulham boss Roy Hodgson wants Everton striker Andy Johnson but for less than the £10.5m asking price. (Mail)
    Real Madrid are preparing a final bid of £60m for Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo. (News of the World)
    Ronaldo will demand to be allowed to move to Real when he returns to United on Tuesday. (Telegraph)
    Tottenham must pay £19m to sign Zenit St Petersburg striker Andrei Arshavin as well as make him the highest-paid player in the world. (Mail)
    Tottenham midfielder Aaron Lennon is set to reject a move to Newcastle. (News of the World)
    Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari expects midfielder Frank Lampard to sign a new contract with the Blues. (News of the World)
    Scolari is also confident Didier Drogba will agree a new contract, which will see the striker pick up £100,000 a week. (Mail)
    Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill believes midfielder Gareth Barry will join Liverpool. (News of the World)
    But Arsenal will attempt to lure Barry to north London. (Express)
    Portsmouth are losing interest in Younes Kaboul because of Spurs' £7m valuation. (News of the World)
    Tottenham look set to fail with an £18m bid for West Ham striker Dean Ashton, who the Hammers insist is not for sale. (News of the World)
    Everton manager David Moyes will bid £3m for Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher. (News of the World)
    Bolton have tried to negotiate a deal for Jonathan Greening from West Brom in part exchange for Abdoulaye Meite. (News of the World)
    Manchester City boss Mark Hughes will try to persuade former club Blackburn to sell him striker Roque Santa Cruz at a price of £12m. (News of the World)
    Blackburn will bid £3m for Oldham's Neal Eardley. (News of the World)
    West Brom have tabled a bid of £2m for Sheffield United midfielder Michael Tonge. (News of the World)
    Newcastle want to sign Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos and have been told he will cost them £10m or £7m plus goalkeeper Shay Given. (Mail)
    Celtic defender Bobo Balde is being chased by Birmingham and Sunderland. (News of the World)
    Celtic boss Gordon Strachan is interested in signing Southampton winger Nathan Dyer. (News of the World)
    Birmingham are close to signing Spartak Moscow striker Quincy Owusu-Abeyie on loan. (News of the World)
    Cardiff are on the verge of agreeing a deal for Wolves striker Jay Bothroyd. (News of the World)
    Swansea and Nottingham Forest are in a battle to sign Walsall goalkeeper Clayton Ince. (News of the World)
    Chesterfield want Spurs striker Andrew Barcham, but face competition for him from Bournemouth. (News of the World)
    Hull City are offering former Bolton midfielder Ivan Campo a £500,000 bonus to join them and keep them in the Premier League. (News of the World)
    Celtic are on the verge of signing Barcelona wonderkid Marc Crosas in a £2million deal. (Sunday Mail)
    And the Parkhead club are also hot on the trail of a second Barca superkid, targeting a loan move for midfielder Jeffren Suarez. (News of the World)
    Burnley and Crystal Palace are battling it out to sign Scottish striker Kevin Kyle. (Sunday Mail) OTHER GOSSIP
    Newcastle are at the centre of a £260m takeover battle between two of Asia's richest companies. (News of the World)
    West Ham will retire Bobby Moore's number six shirt for good next week. (News of the World)
    Raging Hibernian boss Mixu Paatelainen has slammed reports that he wants to offload midfielder Brian Kerr. (Sunday Mail)
    Scotland manager George Burley has warned Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson more is required from him if he wants a national team call-up. (Mail) AND FINALLY...
    Referee Uriah Rennie has refused to be "pensioned off" by the Premier League, who had said he was non longer required at the age of 48. The Sheffield official appealed against the ruling and won his case. (Various)
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    #1 Carlos Carmona


    Carmona Whilst At Coquimbo Unido.

    Here is my first find of the new thread, and he won't dissapoint you. His name is Carlos Carmona, and he is from somewhere where it isn't very chilly, Chile. He was born on the 21st February 1987 in Coquimbo, Chile, and he is 1.78m in height.



    Coquimbo, Chile - Carmona's Hometown.

    Back in 2005, Carmona burst onto the international scene during the 2005 Fifa U20 World Cup, he started 1 of Chile's 4 games against African side, Morocco. He was an unused substitute for 'La Roja's' first two Group C games against the Honduras and Spain, but played a full 90 minutes in Chile's final Group C match, against Morocco. Chile progressed to the round of 16, where tournament holders Holland stood in their way of a place in the last 8. Chile succombed to a 3-0 defeat, with Carmona replacing Ivan Vasquez in the 46th minute. This was an interesting debut tournament for the young midfielder, he was the youngest member of the Chile squad.
    During the same year, Carmona was also a member of U20 Chile side that participated at the 2005 South American U20 Championship, he made 5 appearances in 9 matches, whilst being the youngest member of the squad again. Chile's opening game in the first stage came against Uruguay, Carmona was an unused substitute in a 0-0 draw. The next game saw Carmona make his debut in the competition, replacing Fernando Meneses in the 78th minute, with Chile taking the spoils by 3 goals to 2. Next up were the always tricky, Brazil. Unfortunately, Carmona sat on the bench for the entire game, with Brazil handing Chile their first defeat, by beating them 4-2. Carmona missed the final first stage match against Ecuador because of injury, but Chile still taught Ecuador a lesson in how to play football, by convincingly thumping them 5-1. 'La Roja' progressed to the final stage of the competition, and first up were Colombia. Chile were narrowly beaten 3-4 in a thrilling match, with Carmona replacing Jose Pedro Fuenzalida in the 77th minute, his second appearance of the tournament. Would Carmona get a starting 11 berth in the 2nd final stage match? Yes, he did. The start came against tournament favourites Argentina, Carmona was booked early on, in the 21st minute and was later replaced by Ricardo Parada in the 64th minute, nethertheless a start. The match ended level, at 2-2. Another place in the starting 11 followed against Venezuela, this time Carmona was replaced in the 46th minute by Sebastian Montesinos, but with Chile winning 2-3. However, Carmona started his third game in succession, with Brazil being the oponents. He played a full 90 minutes, but gained a booking in the 32nd minute. Chile still crawled to a 2-2 loss though. This booking was a blow to Carmona, as he had already picked up one earlier in the final stage. This meant he was suspended for Chile's final game against Uruguay. Chile picked up a point from the encounter, after a 2-2 draw. Carmona probably would have started, had he have been available for selection. A good tournament for Carmona, with 3 starts (2 against the best U20 sides in South America, if not the world), and 2 substitute appearances.
    The 2007 editions of the Fifa U20 World Cup and the South American U20 Championship, both featured Carmona once again. He featured in 4 of Chile's 7 games at the Fifa U20 World Cup. The first group stage pitted Chile against Canada, Congo and Austria, and Carmona started all 3 of the games. The first match was against Canada, with Carmona scoring in the 54th minute with a header, and playing a full 90 minutes, nothing was ever going to stop Chile from winning, the full time score was 0-3. Next up were African side, Congo. Carmona once again played the full 90 minutes, helping Chile to a comfortable 3-0 win. Their final group match came against Austria, who frustrated Chile, and held them to an exciting 0-0 draw. This is where Carmona's tournament lost its sparkle. He picked up an injury and had to be substituted in the 29th minute, by Gary Medel. Carmona captained the side for all 3 matches. Chile progressed to the round of 16 where Portugal were their oponents. Carmona was an unused substitute in the 1-0 win for Chile. A 4-0 win against Nigeria in the quarter finals followed, with Carmona replacing super striker Nicolas Medina in the 46th minute, and picking up a booking in the 91st minute. Chile were finally beaten in the semi finals, against a very strong Argentina side 0-3. Carmona was an unused substitute. 'La Roja' had a chance to get 3rd place against Austria (who they drew with in the group stages). They delivered and deservedly won 0-1. However Carmona was once again left in the dugout for the full match. The tournament started brightly for Carmona, but gradually got worse as Chile progressed, but the South American U20 Championship 2007 proved to be completely different.
    Carmona started all 9 of Chile's games, proving himself to be a supurb captain and midfield maestro. Chile's first game came against Brazil, Carmona played the full 90 minutes and was booked in the 37th minute. Brazil showed their class and won the match 4-2. Paraguay were next, and scraped a 1-0 win over 'La Roja', Carmona playing a full 90 minutes for the second match in succession. A 0-4 thrashing of Bolivia followed that, with Carmona playing the full 90 minutes again. A crucial victory for Chile, whose confidence needed lifting. Peru were next, and Carmona captained the side to a 2-4 victory, once again playing the whole match. With 2 wins and 2 losses, Chile progressed to the final stage of the competition. Colombia were up first, and Chile showed the other countries what they were all about with a comprehensive 0-5 victory, with Carmona playing his fifth successive 90 minutes, and picking up a booking in the 27th minute. Brazil who beat Chile in the first group stage followed the Colombia match, and a 2-2 draw was the final score. Carmona yet again playing the whole 90 minutes. One tough country, was followed by another as Argentina were up next for Chile. 0-0 was the result, and Carmona completed another 90 minutes. Draws were becoming all to common for Chile as a 1-1 draw against Uruguay followed. Carmona kept his record of never being substituted or a non starter, as he played another 90 minutes. Paraguay who edged Chile 1-0 earlier in the tournament were Chile's final game, and a win by one goal was again the result, with Paraguay winning 3-2. Carmona completed his excellent tournament with another full 90 minute display. Altogether Carmona completed around 810 minutes of football, captaining the side in every minute.
    Next up on Carmona's International calender came the Toulon U21 Tournament 2008, this is a competition with 8 countries competing in it. He featured in 4 of Chile's 5 games. Chile were placed in group A with France, Holland and Japan, and first up were France. In a truly entertaining game Chile triumphed 3-5 winners, with Carmona playing 73 minutes before being replaced by Boris Sagredo. A more comfortable 0-2 win over Holland followed, with carmon aplaying the full 90 minutes. Carmona grabbed his first goal of the tournament in Chile's final group game against Japan, with a stunning 40 yard volley in the 75th minute. The final score was 2-0 to Chile and Carmona gained a booking in the 26th minute. Heartbreak was to hit Carmona in the semi finals against the Ivory Coast though, with Carmona only one booking away from suspension, a booking was to be avoided at all costs. Unfortunately, he was booked in the 34th minute. This was highly debatable and it ruled Carmona out of the final, if Chile got there. Chile ran out 2-1 winners, with Carmona playing the full match, and helping his beloved country whilst he could. Carmona's absence for the final, didn't help Chile, and they succombed to a 0-1 loss to Italy.






    RM, LM, DM and CM Are All Possible Positions For Carmona.

    This Player Is On The DB - Rated 83 - RM/LM - Aged 21 - Reggina - Rating Change +3

    This Player Is Valued By SM At - £3,543,000


    Carmona's Spectacular Volley Against Japan.

    On the positive side, Carmona's performances not only propelled him into the limelight, but he was then called up for Chile's 2010 World Cup Qualifying games against Bolivia and Venezuela. On the 15th June 2008 Carmona started the game against Bolivia, completing a full 90 minutes, and helping Chile to a 0-2 victory. 4 days later, on the 19th June 2008, Carmona once again played the full 90 minutes, this time against rapidly improving Venezuela. He also picked up his first senior intrenational booking, in the 16th minute. His performances were of a high standard, with people highly impressed in Chile.
    Now onto the domestic side of things. From 2003-2005 Carmona was making a name for himself in his hometown's football clubs' youth academy (Coquimbo Unido). From 2005-2007, Carmona was in Coquimbo's first team squad, making 92 appearances, scoring 7 goals at a very young age. He moved to O'Higgins for the 2008 season in Chile, and it didn't take long for him to settle in. The 2008 Apertura bought 13 starts and 1 substitute appearance for the youngster. His goals came on the 8th March 2008 against Metipilla in the 5th minute, the 19th April 2008 agaianst La Serena in the 64th minute and finally on the 30th April 2008 against Universidad De Chile in the 5th minute, a tally of 3 goals in 14 appearances altogether. I do see a problem with Carmona's playing style based on this statistic though: 8 bookings. Discipline is a much needed necessity throughout the modern game, he must cut out these bookings if he is to become a top class player in Europe. The Clausura 2008 bought 3 starts and 2 more bookings, before Carmona took a big step in his career: To join Italian Serie A side Reggina. He officially moved to Italy on the 18th July 2008.

    From Coquimbo Unido (Left), To O'Higgins (Center) And Now Reggina (Right).

    Personal Viewpoint - I am very excited by this young prospect, as his physical style of play may suit Italian football. I am also anxious to find out where Reggina will play him, he was used on either wing in Chile at Domestic level, but on the international scene, he is played in either the holding role or the centre of midfield, in my opinion his best position. Who knows what the future brings, but hopefully it will be a bright one for Carlos Carmona.

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    I am going to start a new series of player talent scout called the Future of Football Series (FoF). This series will guide you through many countries and regions from the tropical lands of Brazil and Venezuela to the cold countries of Russia and Ukraine. Each time a new volume of the series start, I will concentrate on a new country/region and the first country of my expedition around the world is Mexico.
    Together, we will find out more youngsters and hot prospects and information about them as we go through the country that has brought us stars like Rafael Marquez, Omar Bravo and Pavel Pardo and with many future prospects such as Giovani Dos Santos and Andres Guardado and to lesser-known players like Efrain Juarez and Jonathan Dos Santos
    The players in this list do not necessarily need to be unknown, I am just giving extra information on the players to provide you information and knowledge on them. All the players that will be mentioned have to be under 24 years of age and feel free to message me any suggestions. We will start off with some background information of the country's football history.
    Note: These players are not my find, they are hot prospects that need singling out. These players may have been mentioned many times before or have never been mentioned before.
    THE MEXICAN NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM & ASSOCIATION


    Association: FEMEXFUT
    Confederation: CONCACAF
    Head Coach: Sven-Goran Eriksson
    Captain: Rafael Marquez
    Most Caps: Claudio Suarez (178)
    Top Goalscorer: Jared Borgetti (46)
    Home Stadium: Estadio Azteca
    FIFA Code: MEX
    FIFA Ranking: 14
    Highest FIFA Ranking: 4 (May 1998 & May 2006)
    Lowest FIFA Ranking: 26 (June 2007)
    ELO Ranking: 11
    Highest ELO Ranking: 6 (June 2005)
    Lowest ELO Ranking: 47 (February 1979)
    First International Game: Guatemala 2-3 Mexico (1 January 1923)
    Biggest Win: Mexico 13-0 Bahamas (28 April 1987)
    Biggest Defeat: England 8-0 Mexico (10 May 1961)
    World Cup Appearances: 13
    Best Result: Quarter Finals (1970, 1986)
    Honors:
    FIFA Confederations Cup (1999)
    FIFA U17 World Cup (2005)
    CONCACAF Championship (1965, 1971, 1977)
    CONCACAF Gold Cup (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003)
    NAFC Championship (1947, 1949, 1991)
    United States Cup Championship (1996, 1997, 1999)
    Malboro Cup Championship (1999)
    Azteca 2000 Tournament Championship (1985)
    Milk Cup Elite Championship (2001)
    Pan Am Games Gold Medal (1967, 1975, 1999)
    CONCACAF Pre-Olympic Tournament Gold Medals (1964, 1972, 1976, 1996, 2004)
    PLAYERS MENTIONED
    Andres Guardado
    Giovani dos Santos
    Carlos Vela
    Julio Cesar Dominguez
    Omar Esparza
    Cesar Villaluz
    Patricio Araujo
    Edgar Castillo
    Christian Bermudez
    Alfonso Blanco
    Sergio Arias
    Sergio Avila
    Jorge Hernandez
    Adrian Aldrete
    Luis Robles
    Edgar Solis
    Severo Meza
    Efrain Juarez Valdez
    Xavier Baez
    Pablo Barrera
    Hugo Ayala
    Jonathan Dos Santos
    Andoni Cabrero
    Emmanuel Cerda
    Jesus Chavez
    Rogelio Chavez
    Jehu Chiapas
    Enrique Esqueda
    Santiago Fernandez
    Jose Daniel Guerrero
    Ever Guzman
    Omar Arellano
    Luis Angel Landin
    Francisco Mendoza
    Hector Moreno
    Jose Antonio Olvera
    Lampros Kontogiannis
    Jonathan Orozco


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    The Day Has Come, #100 Is Finally Here!

    And It's...

    Victor Ismael Sosa!



    #100 My last player is Victor Ismael Sosa. He was born on the 18th January 1987 in San Martin, Argentina, and is now 21 years of age and 1.79m in height. He is a striker, but has been used on the wings also. His curent club is Independiente, but he has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Dinamo Moscow. Lets start with his international career for Argentina. Last year, Sosa was chosen to represent Argentina at U20 level, at the South American U20 Championship, in Paraguay, he had a successful campaign, featuring in all but one match for the 'Albicelestes'. Sosa started 3 of Argentina's 4 games in the first group stage, against Ecuador, Venezuela and Uruguay. Argentina's first match was against Ecuador, Sosa notched up his first start, and his first booking, coming in the 15th minute. He was later replaced by Alejandro Gomez in the 54th minute. He was dropped for Argentina's 2nd group match against Colombia, and didn't even make an appearance as a substitute, unused. He was recalled to the starting 11 for the next match against Venezuela, and Sosa didn't dissapoint. He scored in the 86th minute, his first goal of the tournament, and played the full 90 minutes. His excellent display against Venezuela was followed up by another goal, and a full 90 minutes against Uruguay, in Argentina's final group game. Argentina scraped through to the final group with just one win, combined with two draws and one loss. The first team to face Argentina were Brazil, the eventual winners. Sosa started the match, and scored in the 46th minute to level the match at 1-1, he was later replaced by Angel Di Maria in the 63rd minute, the match ended 2-2. Sosa failed to score for the first time in three matches against Paraguay in Argentina's 2nd group match, and was replaced by fellow forward, Gonzalo Aban in the 56th minute. Thankfully, Paraguay succombed to a 1-0 loss. Sosa continued to stay in the starting 11 however, and notched up his 6th start in 7 matches against Chile, once again he was replaced by Gonzalo Aban, this time later in the game, in the 78th minute. Both defences were on top in a 0-0 draw. A first goal in three matches still wouldn't come for Sosa in Argentina's 4th group match against Colombia. Franco Di Santo replaced him with 25 minutes of the match remaining, unusually 0-0 was again the result for Argentina, who are known to attack. 'Albicelestes' final group game came against Uruguay, Sosa once again failed to score, and was replaced by Lautaro Acosta in the 63rd minute. It was a dismal none-goalscoring end for Sosa, but his talent shone through in the early stages, proving why he is considered one of the best Argentine talents around. Lets take a look at Sosa's domestic career now. During the 2004/2005 season, Sosa burst onto the scene for Independiente, making 4 appearances at the age of 18. 2005/2006 featured a loan spell with hometown club, San Martin. Sosa made 8 appearances, as well as scoring his first professional goal. Back at Independiente for the 2006/2007 Apertura, it was Sosa's time to shine, and he fufilled his potential. He made 6 starts, and appeared as a substitute 8 times. He scored in the 49th minute against Estudiantes on the 22nd September 2006, and in the following match against Gimnasia De la Plata on the 1st October 2006, Sosa scored again, this time in the 19th minute. His electric form continued, and helped him to a first ever hat trick, coming against Nueva Chicago on the 14th October 2006. Sosa appeared as a substitute in the 53rd minute, and went on to score in the 68th minute and then hit another two goals to complete his hat trick, in injury time. The talent had come to the surface. He picked up one yellow card in the Apertura, this came against Velez Sarsfield on the 21st October 2006, in the 51st minute. Could Sosa continue his supurb form into the 2006/2007 Clausura?, well you are about to find out. He made 6 starts, and 7 substitute appearances in the Clausura, one less appearance altogether than the Apertura. His first goal came against Gimnasia De La Plata on the 8th April 2007. After coming on as a substitute in the 46th minute, Sosa capped his 8th appearance of the Clausura off with a goal in the 89th minute. The young striker, then had to wait until his final two appearances to score his next couple of goals. They came against Quilmes (10th June 2007) and Gimnasia De Jujuy (16th June 2007), in the 90th and 42nd minutes. Sosa picked up two yellow cards, the first came against Belgrano on the 16th February 2007, in the 76th minute. The second came against Estudiantes on the 1st April 2007, in the 74th minute. With the 2006/2007 Apertura and Clausura combined, Sosa made a respectable 27 appearances (15 as a substitute), scoring an impressive 8 goals. A good first full season for the teenage sensation. The 2007/2008 Apertura brought Sosa 17 starts, and 2 substitute appearances, meaning he had appeared in every Independiente game. His season started well with two goals in Independiente's first two games. The first came against opening game oponents Lanus on the 4th August 2007. Sosa scored in the 45th minute. The following game on the 12th August 2007, saw Sosa score against Tigre in the 5th minute. The goals then dried up for 5 matches, before he put the ball in the net against his hometown club, San Martin on the 8th September 2007. His goal came in the 45th minute. Just like his previous opening season goals, his next goal came in consecutive games. Sosa scored against Huracan just three days afer his goal against San Martin. This came in the 29th minute. Little did he know, that would be his last goal of the 2007/2008 Apertura. Sosa also picked up one yellow card, this came on the 21st October 2007 against San Lorenzo, in the 33rd minute. Sosa's 2007/2008 Clausura was a poor one. He made only 4 starts, and 8 substitute appearances, scoring a grand total of zero goals, a rubbish end to the season in Argentina, for Sosa. Well that is Victor Ismael Sosa, a player with exceptional talent, no doubt, hopefully next season will bring more goals, and a lot more consistency.


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    Independiente Are His Club, Can He Provide Them With Some Consistency In Front Of Goal?


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    Thank You To Everyone Who Has Added To My Reputation Throughout This Thread


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    The Day Has Come, #100 Is Finally Here!

    And It's...

    Victor Ismael Sosa!



    #100 My last player is Victor Ismael Sosa. He was born on the 18th January 1987 in San Martin, Argentina, and is now 21 years of age and 1.79m in height. He is a striker, but has been used on the wings also. His curent club is Independiente, but he has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Dinamo Moscow. Lets start with his international career for Argentina. Last year, Sosa was chosen to represent Argentina at U20 level, at the South American U20 Championship, in Paraguay, he had a successful campaign, featuring in all but one match for the 'Albicelestes'. Sosa started 3 of Argentina's 4 games in the first group stage, against Ecuador, Venezuela and Uruguay. Argentina's first match was against Ecuador, Sosa notched up his first start, and his first booking, coming in the 15th minute. He was later replaced by Alejandro Gomez in the 54th minute. He was dropped for Argentina's 2nd group match against Colombia, and didn't even make an appearance as a substitute, unused. He was recalled to the starting 11 for the next match against Venezuela, and Sosa didn't dissapoint. He scored in the 86th minute, his first goal of the tournament, and played the full 90 minutes. His excellent display against Venezuela was followed up by another goal, and a full 90 minutes against Uruguay, in Argentina's final group game. Argentina scraped through to the final group with just one win, combined with two draws and one loss. The first team to face Argentina were Brazil, the eventual winners. Sosa started the match, and scored in the 46th minute to level the match at 1-1, he was later replaced by Angel Di Maria in the 63rd minute, the match ended 2-2. Sosa failed to score for the first time in three matches against Paraguay in Argentina's 2nd group match, and was replaced by fellow forward, Gonzalo Aban in the 56th minute. Thankfully, Paraguay succombed to a 1-0 loss. Sosa continued to stay in the starting 11 however, and notched up his 6th start in 7 matches against Chile, once again he was replaced by Gonzalo Aban, this time later in the game, in the 78th minute. Both defences were on top in a 0-0 draw. A first goal in three matches still wouldn't come for Sosa in Argentina's 4th group match against Colombia. Franco Di Santo replaced him with 25 minutes of the match remaining, unusually 0-0 was again the result for Argentina, who are known to attack. 'Albicelestes' final group game came against Uruguay, Sosa once again failed to score, and was replaced by Lautaro Acosta in the 63rd minute. It was a dismal none-goalscoring end for Sosa, but his talent shone through in the early stages, proving why he is considered one of the best Argentine talents around. Lets take a look at Sosa's domestic career now. During the 2004/2005 season, Sosa burst onto the scene for Independiente, making 4 appearances at the age of 18. 2005/2006 featured a loan spell with hometown club, San Martin. Sosa made 8 appearances, as well as scoring his first professional goal. Back at Independiente for the 2006/2007 Apertura, it was Sosa's time to shine, and he fufilled his potential. He made 6 starts, and appeared as a substitute 8 times. He scored in the 49th minute against Estudiantes on the 22nd September 2006, and in the following match against Gimnasia De la Plata on the 1st October 2006, Sosa scored again, this time in the 19th minute. His electric form continued, and helped him to a first ever hat trick, coming against Nueva Chicago on the 14th October 2006. Sosa appeared as a substitute in the 53rd minute, and went on to score in the 68th minute and then hit another two goals to complete his hat trick, in injury time. The talent had come to the surface. He picked up one yellow card in the Apertura, this came against Velez Sarsfield on the 21st October 2006, in the 51st minute. Could Sosa continue his supurb form into the 2006/2007 Clausura?, well you are about to find out. He made 6 starts, and 7 substitute appearances in the Clausura, one less appearance altogether than the Apertura. His first goal came against Gimnasia De La Plata on the 8th April 2007. After coming on as a substitute in the 46th minute, Sosa capped his 8th appearance of the Clausura off with a goal in the 89th minute. The young striker, then had to wait until his final two appearances to score his next couple of goals. They came against Quilmes (10th June 2007) and Gimnasia De Jujuy (16th June 2007), in the 90th and 42nd minutes. Sosa picked up two yellow cards, the first came against Belgrano on the 16th February 2007, in the 76th minute. The second came against Estudiantes on the 1st April 2007, in the 74th minute. With the 2006/2007 Apertura and Clausura combined, Sosa made a respectable 27 appearances (15 as a substitute), scoring an impressive 8 goals. A good first full season for the teenage sensation. The 2007/2008 Apertura brought Sosa 17 starts, and 2 substitute appearances, meaning he had appeared in every Independiente game. His season started well with two goals in Independiente's first two games. The first came against opening game oponents Lanus on the 4th August 2007. Sosa scored in the 45th minute. The following game on the 12th August 2007, saw Sosa score against Tigre in the 5th minute. The goals then dried up for 5 matches, before he put the ball in the net against his hometown club, San Martin on the 8th September 2007. His goal came in the 45th minute. Just like his previous opening season goals, his next goal came in consecutive games. Sosa scored against Huracan just three days afer his goal against San Martin. This came in the 29th minute. Little did he know, that would be his last goal of the 2007/2008 Apertura. Sosa also picked up one yellow card, this came on the 21st October 2007 against San Lorenzo, in the 33rd minute. Sosa's 2007/2008 Clausura was a poor one. He made only 4 starts, and 8 substitute appearances, scoring a grand total of zero goals, a rubbish end to the season in Argentina, for Sosa. Well that is Victor Ismael Sosa, a player with exceptional talent, no doubt, hopefully next season will bring more goals, and a lot more consistency.


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    Independiente Are His Club, Can He Provide Them With Some Consistency In Front Of Goal?


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