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Profile Tuesday – Aristide Guarneri

Name:       Aristide GuarneriAristide Guarneri Internazionale Time Vault Soccer Football Card V3.1

Born:         7 March 1938 – Cremona, Italy

Position:   Center Back, Right Full-back

Club Career:                                                                             Years              Team                  Apps                      Gls  1957-1958     Como                       32                           0          1958-1967     Internazionale      268                           3        1967-1968     Bologna                   28                           1          1978-1969     Napoli                      22                           0                                                            1969-1970     Internazionale          3                           0                                                            1970-1973     Cremonese               8                           0

International Career:                                                                                                              1963-1968            Italy                   21                           1

Career Profile:

Nicknamed “Lo Stopper Gentiluomo”  (The Gentleman Stopper) Guarneri is famed as being a tenacious defender who never received a red-card during his career. Originally a right sided full-back he was paired with Armando Picchi at Inter Milan and converted into an elegant, yet powerful, center-back where he built a reputation for tackling, marking and possessing an exceptional positional sense.

A crucial pillar of the Internazionale Team known as La Grande Inter  (The Great Inter) between 1958 and 1967 he helped them secure, back to back, European Cup wins in 1964 and 1965,  three Serie A divisional titles in 1962-63, 1964-65, 1965-66 and two Intercontinental Cups in 1964 and 1965.

Capped 21 times by Italy, debuting against Pele’s Brazil in 1963, Guarneri became a European Champion with the national team, on home soil, in 1968.

Time Vault Soccer doff’s it’s cap to this “elegant bulwark” of a defender with  a representation of the 1964-65 season. The season that saw Guarneri complete a League, European and Intercontinental  Cup treble with The Great Inter.

Card Profile:

Position:              Defend (Centre, Right)                                                                                Rating:                 1 Star                                                                                                              Skill Stats:           ATTACK    1           DEFEND    6                                                                   SPECIAL:              N/A

Season Stats:                                                                                                                               Year                Team                   App             Gls             Hons                                                 1964–1965      Internazionale     31    (2)        0    (0)   SerA, EC, IC

Strategy Tip:  An out and out defender providing heavy fortification at the back. Although offering little in attack, when combined with a Goalkeeper and/or deployed alongside players with the “Inspiration” Special Skill Guarneri can be a match saver.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 6/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.

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