Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Short International Careers, Part Seventeen

1- Sergio Gori
Italian striker Sergio Gori earned his chance with Italy after triumphing in the Serie A with Cagliari in 1970. He earned all his three caps in 1970 but was never called up again.
He has the distinction of being only the second player (after Giovanni Ferrari) to have won the Scudetto with three different teams (Inter, Cagliari and Juventus).

Photo From: Rusconi Gente 73-74
(Sergio Gori at Cagliari)

2- Jesus Landaburu
Spanish midfielder Jesus Landaburu had a spells at Barcelona (1979/82) and Atletico Madrid (1982/88).
He earned his only cap in a friendly on January 23, 1980 vs. Holland (1-0) win).

Photo From: Don Balon, Issue 192, June 12-18, 1979
(Jesus Landaburu)

3- Warren Barton
English defender Warren Barton made his name at Wimbledon (1990/95), before Kevin Keegan signed him for Newcastle United in 1995.
He earned all his three caps in 1995 under Terry Venables, two them coming in the end of the season Umbro Cup.

Photo From: Shoot, November 20, 1993
(Warren Barton at Wimbledon)

4- Rob Reekers
Dutch defender Rob Reekers made his name away from home in West Germany with VfL Bochum (1986/95).
He earned four caps in 1988-89.
He was one of the rare Dutch players to have been capped while having never played in the Eredivisie.

Photo From: Voetbal International, Issue 51-52, December 23, 1989
(Rob Reekers)

5- John Colquhoun
Scottish striker John Colquhoun had a successful spell at Hearts (1985/91).

His form earned him two caps in 1988 but Scottish Manager Andy Roxburgh did not call him up afterwards.

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, Issue 816 (Number 42), October 17-23, 1990
(John Colquhoun)

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