How do you compare to some of the best forwards in the world? We used the Guruvi Soccer app to capture the statistics for a few of the world’s best forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Dimitar Berbatov, Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez, and Fernando Torres. Overall, we captured stats from 12 club matches that these players participated in. Here are the results that you can compare to your own career statistics.
Many young children and beginning soccer players focus their energy on developing shooting and dribbling skills as these are the most obvious and most glamorous aspects of the game. Even as they learn to imitate some of the advanced dribbling moves of their soccer heroes, they still lack the fundamental passing skills such as leading the receivers with the pass, or even coming back to a slow pass to prevent it from being intercepted. A team with good passing capability is often more successful than a team with fancy dribbling skills that does not pass well. Here are 6 fun and easy drills that teach children and beginners the fundamental short passing skills. Most of these drills can be performed with just 2 players.
How well did Lionel Messi perform in the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final where Barcelona defeated Manchester United 3-1? Although stats don’t capture the true beauty of some of his runs, they do paint a clear picture of his solid performance. We used the Guruvi Soccer app to track his performance for this match.
Most often recreational players get together with friends and teammates and practice by passing the ball around, taking shots on the goalie, and playing pick-up matches. Although such practice matches are important, they are not the best way to raise your game to the next level.
Do you wonder if your performance in an important match was better or worse than you normally play? Obviously if you are playing against an unusually good team or unusually bad team, that might explain why your performance was so different than normal. However using the Guruvi Soccer app you can analyze specific parts of your play and determine if there are areas you can improve on to better prepare you for the next big match.