Thursday, November 26, 2015

Short International Careers, Part Twelve

1- Gary Charles
Nottingham Forest defender Gary Charles earned both of his caps in England’s Summer tour of 1991 with Graham Taylor in charge.
Just weeks before he had been involved in the collision with Paul Gascoigne during the 1991 FA Cup Final that sidelined Gascoigne for over a year.
Charles’ first cap was on June 8, 1991 at Wellington (New Zealand 0-England 2).
He earned his second and final cap days later on June 12th (Malaysia 2-England 4)

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 36, January 1992
(Gary Charles, June 8, 1991, New Zealand 0-England 2)

2- Andrea Fortunato
Italian defender Andrea Fortunato made his name at Genoa during the 1992/93 season. His displays earned him a move to giants Juventus.
He earned his solitary cap during that season with Juventus (1993/94), in a World Cup Qualifier at Tallinn (September 22, 1993, World Cup Qualifier, Estonia 0-Italy 3).
Unfortunataly, towards the end of the season he was diagnosed with Leukaemia and sadly passed away the following year (April 25, 1995) at the age of only 23.

Photo From: World Soccer, June 1995
(Andrea Fortunato with Juventus)

3- Raimond Aumann
Raimond Aumann took over as Bayern Muncih goalkeeper in 1988 following the departure of Jean-Marie Pfaff.
He had to compete with Bodo Illgner and Andreas Kopke for the number one position for the national Team.
He was limited to four appearances in friendlies.
September 6, 1989-Republic of Ireland 1-West Germany 1
April 25, 1990-West Germany 3-Uruguay 3
May 30, 1990-West Germany 1-Denmark 0
October 10, 1990-Sweden 1-West Germany 3

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 3, April 1989
(Raimond Aumann with Bayern Munich, 1989/90)

4- Juan Eduardo Esnaider
Argentina striker Juan Esnaider was acquired by Real Madrid at the age of 18.
He played for Real Madrid in two separate spells, but also Atletico Madrid and Real Zaragoza among others.
He earned three caps under Daniel Passarella spread across three years.
His first cap was in a friendly vs. Venezuela on December 21, 1995 (6-0 win), where he scored twice.
The following year, on December 28, 1996, he played in a friendly vs. Yugoslavia (2-3 loss) where he scored from the spot.
His final cap was in a World Cup Qualifier on October 12, 1997 vs. Uruguay (scoreless tie), when he replaced Hernan Crespo in the 69th miunte.

Photo From: World Soccer, June 1995
(Juan Esnaider with Real Zaragoza)

5- Fabrice Divert
French striker Fabrice Divert made his name at Caen. He earned all of his three caps under Michel Platini.
His first cap was in a friendly vs. Hungary at Budapest on March 28, 1990 (3-1 France win). He replaced Phillipe Tibeuf in the 63rd minute.
After Amara Simba was injured just prior to the 1992 Euros, Divert was called up as his replacement.
He played two further friendlies.
May 27, 1992-Switzerland 2-France 1 (He scored France’s goal)

June 5, 1992-France 1-Holland 1 (He replaced Jean-Pierre Papin in the 61st minute).

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 6, July 1989
(Fabrice Divert)

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