MSL2017 Best Players: #4 Gonzalo Cabrera

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Consistency is the name of the game for Gonzalo Cabrera whose measurable outputs makes him an easy choice at number 4 as one of the best from 2017.

Goal count down the best players from the top competitions in the Malaysian football season in 2017, and here's number 4.

Comparatively, his compatriots in the import department in Gabriel Guerra and Mohammed Ghaddar were the far more recognisable names to the fans but it didn't take long for the Cabrera to carve himself into the minds of Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) fans.

As the season went on and with his team mates faltering in form, Cabrera shone like a beacon to become Mr. Dependable. His contributions is staggering and the 19 goals that he has scored proves just what an intelligent player he is, in the spaces that he constantly occupies on the pitch.

Whether it was under Benjamin Mora or Ulisses Morais, Cabrera was the preferred choice for the Super League champions in the wide attacking areas. Nominally starting on the left of the attacking triumvirate, Cabrera sometimes switches flanks with Guerra.

GFX Gonzalo Cabrera 2017 Stats

Cabrera may have a very unorthodox way of running and does not speak English fluently but has shown that he can gel well with other players. The 28-year-old Argentine could probably have taken up more responsibilities, demand more of the ball and be more individualistic but chose to work for the team.

In other seasons, his performance would have been enough to guarantee a second year at the club but JDT has other plans with regards to the import recruitment. But Cabrera can certainly hold his head up high after completely justifying JDT's faith to take him on in the first place.

The other lists:
MSL2017 Best Players: #5
MSL2017 Most Promising Players: #5, #4
MSL2017 Worst Flops: #5

 


 

 

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