Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Interviews-Part 2

A cross intervierw between then AC Milan teammates Ruud Gullit and Jean-Pierre Papin 
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, February 1993 / English)

Gullit and Papin Interview

Photo : from World Soccer, February 1992
(Gullit in between Germans Berthold and Matthaus, June 24, 1990 World Cup West Germany 2-Holland 1)

An interview with Austrian striker Hans Krankl
(Magazine / Language : Onze, April 1980 / French)

Hans Krankl Interview

Photo : from Mondial, April-May 1978
(Hans Krankl , June 4, 1978 Switzerland 0-Austria 1)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Old team and match Photographs-Part three

Photo from: L'Equipe de Suisse, Authors Guy Balibouse, Roger Felix, Pierre Tripod, 1993
(April 2, 1939, Switzerland 3-Hungary 1)
Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 1993, Author: Anton Egger
(Austria squad prior to January 20, 1924 Italy 0-Austria 4)

Photo : from Onze, April 1977
(March 9, 1977 World Cup Qualifier Brazil 6-Colombia 0)
Standing left to right : Ze Maria, Leao, Carlos Alberto Torres, Cerezo, Marinho Chargas, Luis Pereira
Seating left to right : Gil, Zico, Roberto, Rivelino, Paulo Cesar

Photo from Onze, April 1980
FC Nantes 1973/74
Photo from Onze, April 1980
Dutchman Ruud Krol in Ajax colors (1979/80)
Photo : from Onze-Mondial, June 1976
(Capello vs. Pele, April 7, 1976, USA Bicentenary Cup, USA All Star XI 0-Italy 4)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Trivia and Facts-Part 3

1-Germany’s Jurgen Kohler and France’s Zinedine Zidane were both sent off in their last matches as professionals. Kohler was sent off for his club Borussia Dortmund in the 2002 UEFA Cup Final vs. Feyenoord.
Zidane was most infamously sent off for his head butt on Italian Materzazzi during the 2006 World Cup Final.

Photo From: France Football, June 30, 1992, Issue 2412
Jurgen Kohler fighting for the ball with Dennis Bergkamp (June 18, 1992 Euro  Holland 3-Germany 1)

2-For 1982 World Cup Finals, West German manager Juup Derwall took 19 out of the authorized 22 players to Spain. The remaining three players (Holger Hieronymus, Stefan Engels and Thomas Allofs) stayed in Germany as stand-by.
Derwall had stated that why should he take players who knew would most likely not play and just be bored and depressed in their hotel rooms.

3- The 1987 English League Final, between Liverpool and Arsenal (won 2-1 by Arsenal), was the first time that Liverpool had lost a match that Ian Rush had scored in (he had joined Liverpool in 1980).

Photo: From Mondia, April 1985

4-English club Nottingham Forest FC is the only previous Champions Cup winner to be playing now in lower divisions.

Photo: From Onze, June 1980
McGovern and Lloyd holding the 1980 Champions Cup

5-During 1986/87 season, FK Austria Vienna’s striker Toni Polster looked odds on favorite to Europe’s top goalscorer and win Adidas’ Golden Boot award. He scored 39 league goals that season.
However, in the closing weeks of the season Romanian Rodion Camataru of Dinamo Bucharest overtook him with 44 goals.
The manner that Camataru obtained the title seemed suspicious. He scored 24 goals in his last 12 matches and 12 goals in his last three matches.
Romania was then under Ceaucescu’s dictatorial regime and corruption was thought to be commonplace.
As a result Polster boycotted the awards ceremony at the end of the year due to the dubious nature of Camataru’s achievement.

Photo from:Onze-Mondial, Hors Serie 3
(Toni Polster, November 15, 1989 World Cup Qualifier, Austria 3-East Germany 0)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

November 14, 1990 Denmark 0-Yugoslavia 2

November 14, 1990
Denmark 0-Yugoslavia 2
European Championship Qualifying -Group 4  
Venue: Copenhagen, Idrætsparken          
Attendance: 39,700
Referee: Neil Midgley (England)
Goalscorers: (Denmark): None
 (Yugoslavia): Bazdarevic 78, Jarni 85
1-Peter Schmeichel (Brøndby- Brøndbyøster Idrætsforening) [38 caps / 0 goals]    
2-John Sivebæk (Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne Loire / France) [69 caps / 1 goals]    
3-Kent Nielsen (Aston Villa Football Club-Birmingham / England)   [39 caps / 3 goals]    
4-Lars Olsen  (Brøndby- Brøndbyøster Idrætsforening) [47 caps / 3 goals]    
5-Jan Heintze (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven / Holland) [23 caps / 1 goals]    
6-Jan Bartram (Fußball Club Bayer 05 Uerdingen / Germany) [30 caps / 5 goals]    
7-Jan Mølby (Liverpool Football Club / England) [33 caps / 2 goals]       (15-Lars Elstup (Luton Town Football Club / England) [17 caps / 9 goals]    72)
8-Kim Vilfort (Brøndby- Brøndbyøster Idrætsforening) [34 caps / 5 goals]    
9-Flemming Povlsen (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V. / Germany) [37 caps / 14 goals]     (13-John Jensen (Brøndby- Brøndbyøster Idrætsforening) [34 caps / 1 goals]    46)
10-Michael Laudrup (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain) [64 caps / 26 goals]    
11-Brian Laudrup (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V./ Germany) [22 caps / 5 goals]    

Coach: Richard Möller-Nielsen
Booked: Vilfort

Team Captain: Lars Olsen
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Hummel
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

1-Tomislav Ivkovic (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa / Portugal)  [34 caps / 0 goals]    
2-Zoran Vulic (Real Club Deportivo Mallorca / Spain)  [22 caps / 0 goals]    
3-Predrag Spasic (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain) [26 caps / 1 goals]    
4-Srecko Katanec (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy)   [31 caps / 5 goals]    
5-Faruk Hadzibegic (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard / France)    [53 caps / 6 goals]    
6-Davor Jozic (Associazione Calcio Cesena / Italy)   [25 caps / 2 goals]    
7-Robert Jarni (Nogometni Klub Hajduk –Split)  [4 caps / 1 goals]    
8-Safet Susic  (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France)  [54 caps / 21 goals]    
9-Darko Pancev (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd)  [20 caps / 11 goals]      (15-Zvonimir Boban (Nogometni Klub Dinamo- Zagreb) [5 caps / 0 goals]     11)
10-Mehmed Bazdarevic (Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard / France)     [46 caps / 3 goals]    
11-Zlatko Vujovic  (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France) [70 caps / 24 goals]      (13-Ilija Najdoski (Fudbalski Klub Crvena zvezda (Red Star) -Beograd) [2 caps / 0 goals]      89)

Coach: Ivica Osim
Booked: Vulic,Vujovic

Team Captain: Zlatko Vujovic  

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts and White Socks


-Match number 547 for Denmark and number 501 for Yugoslavia.

-This was the eighth meeting between the nations.

- Yugoslavia’s previous victory as well its previous match at Copenhagen was a World Cup Qualifier in the same stadium on September 9, 1981 that Yugoslavia won 2-1.
Yugoslavia player: Zlatko Vujovic was only player still remaining from that match.

-The previous match between the two nations was a 5-0 Denmark win on June 16, 1984 during the UEFA European Championships in Lyon, France.
Denmark players: Sivebaek and  Michael Laudrup and Yugoslavia players: Ivkovic, Katanec, Vujovic, Bazadarevic and Susic were the players still remaining from that match.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Isue 24, January 1991

-The next match between the two nations would be the return leg of this UEFA European Championship tie in Belgrade on May 1, 1991 that Denmark won 2-1.
Denmark’s Schmeichel, Sivebaek, Kent Nielsen, Lars Olsen, Bartam, Jensen and Vilfort and Yugoslavia players: Ivkovic, Vulic, Jarni, Najdoski, Spasic, Hadzibegic, Jozic , Pancev and Bazdarevic were the players still remaining from that match.
Ilia Najdoski came on as a substitute in both matches.

-About eight months after this match, on June 23, 1991, former Yugoslav provinces of Slovenia and Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia, which started the civil war.

-After the break-up of Yugoslavia, Katanec played for Slovenia, Jarni and Boban played for Croatia, Pancev and Najdoski played for FYR Macedonia.

-Red Star Belgrade stars Dejan Savicevic and Robert Prosinecki were unavailable for this match.

-Yugoslavia won its third straight match in this Euro qualifying group, they would go on to win 7 out of 8 matches, only losing the return fixture of this leg to Denmark.

-Yugoslavia would qualify from this group. However, due to the ongoing Civil War in Bosnia, UN sanctions were applied and just before the start of the tournament Yugoslavia was excluded from the Tournament Finals. Denmark replaced in them and went to win the title.

-Katanec, Susic and Zlatko Vujovic earned their last caps for Yugoslavia. Starting 1991, Yugoslav manager Osim started replacing the old guard with new younger players specially those of Red Star Belgrade.

-Red Star players Pancev and Najdoski went on to win Champions Cup at the end of that season vs. Olympique Marseille of France.

- On November 20, 1990, Brothers Michael and Brian Laudrup and Jan Bartram withdrew themselves from further selection while Richard Moller-Nielsen is in charge.
Jan Bartram said he would like to make way for younger players.
Michael Laudrup said he no longer had any enthusiasm.
Brian Laudrup said he lacked respect for the manager.
All three would eventually come back; Bartram was the first to come back in the spring of 1991. Brian Laudrup returned by early 1992 and finally Michael Laudrup returned to the national team in the fall of 1993.
Michael Laudrup in interviews cited as one of his reasons, the defensive tactics of the new manager. Denmark had been playing an attractive, offensive game for a decade under previous manager the German Sepp Piontek.

-This was Denmark’s first home loss in an official tournament qualifier since the September 9, 1981 loss to Yugoslavia in Copenhagen.

-Denmark’s Michael laudrup and Yugoslavia’s Pedrag Spasic both played for Spanish giants Real Madrid in their career. Denmark’s Fleming Povlsen was on their nursery team Castilla for one season.
Robert Jarni also played for Real Madrid but by then he was a Croatia international player.
Both Jarni and Michael Laudrup also represented Italian Club Juventus in their careers.

-Yugoslavia’s star Dragan Stojkovic missed this match through injury. He was injured shortly after joining Olympique Marseille and never really gained full fitness that season. He missed all of Yugoslavia’s matches for the season.

-Both Yugoslavia’s players Zvonimir Boban and Mehemt Bzdarevic had returned to national team duty that season after serving suspensions.
Mehmed Bzdarevic had spat on the referee during a World Cup Qualifier (October 11, 1989 vs. Norway 1-0) and on October 25, 1989, was banned for international football for one year.
On February 2, 1990, FIFA announced that Mehmet Bazdarevic was banned from the World Cup for spitting at referee in Norway match.
On May 24,1990, Zvonimir Boban was suspended for the Zagreb riot, where he had fought with policemen during the Yugoslavia Cup Final between Dinamo Zagreb and Red Star Belgrade.

-Safet Susic assumed captaincy for Yugoslavia after Vujovic was substituted.

-On June 16, 1996 during the UEFA European Championships in Sheffield (Hillsborough Stadium), Croatia defeated Denmark 3-0.
Denamrk’s Schmeichel, Vilfort and brothers Michael and Brian Laudrup and now Croatia players Boban and Jarni played in that match.
Boban scored one of Croatia’s goals.

-Safet Susic is the current manager of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

-A month prior to this match on October 17, 1990, Croatia played its first match since World War II by defeating USA 2-1 in a friendly.
Zoran Vulic played in that match as well.
The Croatian Robert Prosinecki, the new star of Yugoslavia (Who was abscent for the Denmark match), had not taken part in that match, since Croatia was still not officially recognized by FIFA.

-Darko Panvcev was replaced in the 11th minute due to injury.

-This was Denmark’s last match at Copenhagen’s Idrætsparken Stadium. From 1992 they would play their official matches at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium.
Denmark’s first match at this stadium was in 1912. By scoring vs. Faroe Islands in the previous match in this stadium, Povlsen became the last goalscorer of the stadium.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Addition: Interviews

Another new feature that I will be doing on this blog is to go through my older magazines and scan player/coach interviews.

The interviews will be one in english and one in French, as I have mostly French/English magazines.

For the first interviews I have chosen:

A cross intervierw between then Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff and Athletic Bilbao manager, the German Juup Heyncks 
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, April 1993 / English)

Cruyff and Heyncks interview

Johan Cruyff (World Cup Qualifier, October 12, 1977 , Northern Ireland 0-Holland 1)

An interview with Brazilian Captain Socrates
(Magazine / Language : Mondial, April 1985 / French)

Socrates Interview

Socrates celebrating with teammate Junior after scoring vs. Spain (World Cup June 1, 1986 Brazil 1-Spain 0)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Old team and match Photographs-Part two

Photo from: Onze, Hors Serie 12
(November 29, 1981 World Cup Qualifier Czechoslovakia 1-USSR 1)

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(February 16, 1983 EC Qualifier, Spain 1-Holland 0)
Photo From: L'Aventure des Bleus, les 50 plus belles histories de l'equipe de France de Football, Authors: Alain Mercier, Cyril Pocreaux
(October 16,1954 Friendly West Germany 1-France 3)
Photo from: Mondial, April 1985
(November 7, 1984 UEFA Cup FC Koln 2-Standard Liege 1)
This photograph won the award for “Photo of 1984” by German journalists.
It was taken by Lutz Bongarts who named it “Full House”
Photo from: Onze, April 1980
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge celebrating after scoring a goal for Bayern Munich during 1979/80 season.

Photo From: Deutschlands Fussball Landerspiele, Eine Dokumentation von 1908-1989
Fritz Szepan and Frantisek Planicka prior to kickoff with Italian referee Rinaldo Barlassina (June 3, 1934, World Cup Czechoslovakia 3-Germany 1)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Trivia and Facts-Part 2

1-When Paulo Roberto Falcao was named Brazil manager following the 1990 World Cup, he was initially forbidden by the Brazilian Federation to select any foreign-based player. The foreign-based players were seen as the scapegoats for the World Cup debacle.

Photo : from Mondial, July 1982
Falcao and Blokhin (June 14, 1982 World Cup, Brazil 2-USSR 1)

2-French Captain Michel Platini signed a pre-contract with Italian Serie A club Internazionale FC Milano in 1980, when borders were still closed for foreign player transfers.
However, Inter chose not to exercise that option when the borders re-opened and Platini joined Juventus two years later.

Photo : from Onze-Mondial, June 1980
(Platini and Oleg Romantsev shaking hands prior to kickoff (May 23, 1980 Friendly USSR 1-France 0)

3-PSV Eindhoven players Ronald Koeman, Hans Van Breukelen, Berry Van Aerle, Gerald Vanenburg and Wim Kieft won every tournament they participated in during the 1987/88 season.
With their club they won the Dutch League title, the Dutch Cup as well as the Champions Cup.
With the Dutch National Team, they won the UEFA Euro Championships.

Photo from: Onze, July 1988
(June 25, 1988, EC Final Holland 2-USSR 0)
Standing left to right: Marco Van basten, Ronald Koeman (PSV), Frank Rijkaard, Erwin Koeman, Ruud Gullit, Hans Van Breukelen (PSV)
Seating Left to right: Adri Van Tiggelen, Arnold Mukhren, Berry Van Aerle (PSV), Jan Wouters, Gerald Vanneburg (PSV)

4-Italian striker Alessandro Altobelli missed 3 penalty kicks with the national team in 1986.
He missed once during the World Cup vs. South Korea and then missed twice vs. Malta in December of that year. Incidentally, he scored from open play in both matches.

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2149, June 16, 1987
Alessandro Altobelli and Veloso (February 14, 1987, EC Qualifier, Portugal 0-Italy 1)

5-During the 1974 World Cup Final, between West Germany and Holland, German striker Gerd Muller scored a goal in the second half that was ruled offside. However, later Television replays showed that the goal was in fact valid.

Photo : from Onze-Mondial, February 1977
Gerd Muller and wim Rijsbergen (july 7, 1974 , World Cup Final, West Germany 2-Holland 1)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

April 28, 1993 Portugal 5-Scotland 0

April 28, 1993
Portugal 5-Scotland 0
World Cup Qualifying-Group 1
Venue: Lisbon-Estadio da Luz (Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica)                
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Sandor Puhl (Hungary)
Goalscorers: (Portugal): Barros 5,70, Cadete 45,72-Futre 67
 (Scotland): None 
1-Vitor Manuel Martins Baia (Futebol Clube do Porto) [22 caps / 0 goals]    
3-Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida  (Futebol Clube do Porto) [3 caps / 0 goals]    
5-Fernando Manuel Silva Couto (Futebol Clube do Porto) [16 caps / 1 goals]    
2- Abel Luis Silva Costa Xavier (Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora) [2 caps / 0 goals]    
4-Rui Manuel Cesar Costa (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [2 caps / 0 goals] (13-Antonio August da Silva Veloso (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [38 caps / 0 goals]    53)
6-Oceano Andrade da Cruz (Real Sociedad de Fútbol  / Spain) [24 caps / 4 goals]    
7- Rui Gil Soares de Barros (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France) [28 caps / 4 goals]    
9-José Orlando Vinha Rocha Semedo (Futebol Clube do Porto) [18 caps / 2 goals]    
8-Paulo Manuel Carvalho Sousa (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [8 caps / 0 goals]    
10- Paulo Jorge dos Santos Futre  (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [36 caps / 5 goals]    
11-Jorge Paulo Cadete Santos Reis (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa) [17 caps / 3 goals]    (16- Domingos Jose Paciencia Oliveira (Futebol Clube do Porto) [12 caps / 1 goals]    81)

Coach: Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz
Booked: Futre 26, Couto 60

Other Subs:
12- Adelino Augusto Barros Neno (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) 
14- Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
15- Antonio Jose Nogueira  Santos (Boavista Futebol Clube- Porto) 
Team Captain: Paulo Jorge dos Santos Futre
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Green Shorts, Red Socks

Photo from: 100 Melhores do Futebol Portugues, Vol II, Author Rui Dias, 2002

1- Andrew Lewis Goram (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow)  [28 caps / 0 goals]    
2- Charles ‘Richard’ Gough (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow)  [61 caps / 6 goals]    
4- David McPherson (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow)   [27 caps / 0 goals]    
3- James Edward McInally (Dundee United Football Club) [10 caps / 0 goals]    
5- Stuart McKimmie (Aberdeen Football Club Limited) [21 caps / 1 goals]    
6- Craig William Levein (Heart of Midlothian Football Club-Edinburgh) [11 caps / 0 goals]    (13- Patrick Kevin Francis Michael Nevin (Tranmere Rovers Football Club / England)  [16 caps / 2 goals]    60)
7- Paul Michael Lyons McStay  (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow) [65 caps / 9 goals]    
10- John Angus Paul Collins (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow) [12 caps / 2 goals]    (15- Ian Durrant (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow)   [9 caps / 0 goals]    75)
8- Andrew Stuart Murray 'Stuart' McCall (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow)  [23 caps / 1 goals]    
9- Alistair Murdoch McCoist (Rangers Football Club- Glasgow) [46 caps / 15 goals]    
11- Kevin William Gallacher (Blackburn Rovers Football Club / England)  [15 caps / 0 goals]    

Coach: Andrew Roxburgh

Other Subs:
12- Bryan James Gunn (Norwich City Football Club / England) 
14- Brian John McClair (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
16- John Grant Robertson (Heart of Midlothian Football Club-Edinburgh) 

Team Captain: Richard Gough

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro

Uniform Colors: Black Shirts, White Shorts and Black Socks


-Match number 313 for Portugal and number 545 for Scotland.

-This was Scotland’s first match at Portugal since a World Cup Qualifier in the same stadium on November 18, 1981 that Portugal won 2-1.
Portugal player: Veloso was only player still remaining from that match.

-The previous match between the two nations was a 0-0 tie on October 14, 1992 World Cup Qualifier at Glasgow.
Portugal players: Baia, Couto, Veloso, Oceano, Semedo, Domingos and Futre and Scotland players: Goram, McCall, Levein, Gallacher, McStay, Mc Coist, Collins and Durrant were the players still remaining from that match.
Scotland’s McClair also played in that match, though for this match he was an unused substitute.

-Scotland has never won in Portugal since the first match between the nations on May 21, 1950 (2-2 tie).

-Scotland’s previous victory over Portugal was a 4-1 win in a UEFA European Championship Qualifier on March 26, 1980 at Glasgow.

-The next match between the two nations would be on a friendly on November 20, 2002.
The match ended in a 2-0 win for Portugal.
Portugal’s Couto and Rui Costa were the only players still remaining from that match.

-Switzerland and Italy qualified from this World Cup Qualifying Group.

-Kevin Gallacher scored a goal that was ruled offside in the 24th minute.

Captains Gough and Futre

-Scotland’s Eion Jess missed this match with a broken ankle.

-Portugal’s only foreign-based players were Barros and Oceano. Scotland’s players were all British based.

-Ally Mc Coist was carried off in the 83rd minute with a fractured leg. Scotland having already made both its substitutions was forced to play with ten men.

-This was Scotland’s worst defeat since losing to England 0-5 in 1973 and 3-9 in 1961.
This was Scotland’s worst defeat vs. non-British opposition since losing 0-7 to Uruguay during the 1954 World Cup.

-Craig Levein is the current manager of Scottish national team.
Ally McCoist is the current manager of Rangers FC Glasgow.
-At the post-match analysis, Scotland manager Roxburgh said  'a team died out there!'

- Portugal captain João Domingos Silva Pinto  missed this match through injury, Paulo Futre skippered in his place.

-Sandor Puhl, the referee of this match, refereed the World Cup Final match between Brazil and Italy the following year.

-This defeat essentially sealed Scotland’s fate in this group, as well as, Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh’s. He resigned before the end of the year on September 13, 1993, a few days after a 1-1 tie with Switzerland. He had been in charge since after the 1986 World Cup. His assistant Craig Brown replaced him.

-Scotland Captain Richard Gough quit the Scotland team in disgust after a bitter dispute with the manager over the tactics for the game.
He ended his national team career after 10 years after this match.
He claimed Scotland’s tactics for this match were decided following a conversation the coaching staff had with a Lisbon taxi driver.
In an interview with “Herald Scotland” on March 25, 2011, Gough regretted his decision to quit and stated that he should have carried on playing.

-Scotland failed to qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1970. They had qualified for the past five World Cups.

-Portugal’s Jorge Cadete played at Celtic FC Glasgow from April 1996 to 1997. He also played at Patrick Thistle FC  in 2004.

-Portugal’s Barros and Scotland’s Collins played for french club AS Monaco during their career.

-Portugal’s Barros and Futre joined french club Olympique de Marseille the following season.

-During this calendar year, Paulo Futre played for 4 clubs. He left his club Atletico Madrid in early 1993 to join Benfica. He left Benfica in the offseason to join Olympique Marseille and finally in November he joined Italian club Reggiana.

-Portugal’s Abel Xavier and Paulo Futre had spells in Britain in the English Premier League, Xavier with Everton and Liverpool and Futre with West Ham United.

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