Monday, February 24, 2014

Short International Careers, Part Four

1- Christian Hochstätter
Christian Hochstätter was a midfielder with Borussia Moenchengladbach during the 1980s and 1990s.
He received two caps under Franz Beckenbauer when he took an experimental squad on a tour of South America on December 1987.
In Both matches of the tour he came on as a substitute.
For his first match on December 12, 1987 in Brasilia (1 to 1 tie with Brazil), he replaced Andreas Brehme in the second half.
For his second match on December 16, 1987 in Buenos Aires (1 to 0 loss to Argentina), he replaced Manfred Schwabl in the 73rd minute.

Photo From: Fussball Magazin, January 1988
(Christian Hochstätter with Borussia Moenchengladbach, 1987/88)

2- Gennaro Ruotolo
Italian midfielder Gennaro Ruotolo owed his solitary cap due to his excellent 1990/91 season with Genoa under Osvaldo Bagnoli that culminated in UEFA Cup qualification.
Azeglio Vicini selected him for the end of the season ‘Scania 100’ Tournament in Sweden in June 1991.
He started for Italy on June 12, 1991 vs. Denmark (2 to 0 win). Massimo Crippa substituted him in the 61st minute.
Juventus even tried to sign him that summer however, Genoa refused to sell.

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, November 21-27, 1990
(Gennaro Ruotolo, November 11, 1990, Fiorentina 2-Genoa 2)

3- Chris Sutton
When Kenny Dalglish as Blackburn Rovers Manager acquired the uncapped Chris Sutton from Norwich City for a record fee in 1994, his international future seemed bright. In that first season 1994/95, he formed the SAS partnership with fellow striker Alan Shearer and won the English Premier League title.
He had to wait until 1997 for his first and only cap, when Glenn Hoddle selected him for a friendly vs. Cameroon on November 15, 1997 at Wembley (2 to 0 England win).
In that match he replaced Paul Scholes in the 79th minute.
He effectively ended his national team career when in February 1998; he refused to play for the England B team in a friendly vs. Chile.

Photo From: World Soccer, April 1998
(Chris Sutton with Blackburn Rovers, 1997/98)

4- Patxi Salinas
Spanish Defender Francisco ‘Patxi’ Salinas was the younger brother of striker Julio Salinas. They were both Athletic Bilbao products.
He earned both of his caps in 1988 at the beginning of Luis Suarez’s reign as National Team Manager.
In fact he earned both of his caps with his brother Julio.
For his first cap on September 14, 1988 vs. Yugoslavia at Oviedo (1 to2 loss), he started the match and was replaced in the 60th minute.
For his second and Final cap on October 12, 1988 vs. Argentina in Seville (1 to 1 tie), he replaced Aitor Beguiristain in the 79th minute.

Photo From: Don Balon- March 20-26, 1995
(Patxi Salinas with Celta Vigo, 1994/95)

5- Patrice Garande
Patrice Garande was a French striker developed at Guy Roux’s Auxerre Academy. He was joint League Top goalscorer for 1983/84 season.
He was part of France’s 1984 Olympic title winning squad.
He had to wait until 1988 to gain his solitary cap in a friendly vs. Northern Ireland in Belfast on April 27, 1988.
He started the match and was replaced by Phillipe Fargeon in the 83rd minute.

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 100, July 1988
(Patrice Garande at Saint Etienne, 1987/88)

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