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Juan Evaristo

Author: Isaque Argolo | Creation Date: 2021-11-21 11:44:52


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Evaristo was one of those players who took to the field with a certainty, a confidence that was peculiar to him. He generally stood out from his opponents. Just over 170cm tall, with a frail physique, vastly thin, and sometimes wearing his beret, he stood out with his elegant style. In fact, he was a unique figure.
He wasn't physically strong, no. He, however, stood out through his intelligence, clairvoyance and technical quality. He was an extremely skilled and baffling player. As much as he was a little more fragile than his opponents, his fighting spirit made him a true fighter, even if the dispute was not equivalent.
Artistic, delicate and with a highly refined technical style, Juan Evaristo was one of the most pleasant players to watch, as his performances were reflected in circus shows, full of tricks and moves that the audience did not expect. Evaristo had exceptional ball control, precise and direct passing. However, what set Evaristo apart were his baffling moves that lifted the crowd. Evaristo had a precise tackle, very technical and punctual, hardly an opponent could overcome him.
La Marianela was his brand, a completely unique movement of its author. Evaristo always tried to perform it, as it was his trademark. The movement consisted of making a 180-degree turn and putting the foot behind the other heel, causing the ball to go in the opposite direction. Evaristo was not only able to perform the movement fluidly, he was also able to direct the ball towards a close teammate.
His movement on the field was quite unusual, as Evaristo did not remain fixed in just one place on the field, no. Evaristo was an ubiquitous figure on the field, always providing numerical support, and therefore providing extra defensive support to his teammates. Evaristo walked, constantly was seen in different parts of the field.
Evaristo Monti Médici
Argentina 1928.
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Suárez Monti Evaristo
Argentina 1930.
Evaristo was, in fact, a right half, but could act on the left side, too. It was thus on occasions in tournaments played in Europe — Olympics — that he became widely considered a left half, but played more on the right side. Evaristo, moreover, was right-handed and always found himself more comfortable on the right side.
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