Christophe Dugarry

Christophe Jérôme Dugarry (French pronunciation: ​[kʁistɔf dyɡɑʁi]; born 24 March 1972) is a former French international footballer who played as a forward. His clubs include Bordeaux, Milan, Barcelona, Marseille, Birmingham City and Qatar SC. He was also a member of the France team that won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.

Christophe Dugarry
Christophe Dugarry 2007.jpg
Dugarry in 2007
Personal information
Full name Christophe Jérôme Dugarry[1]
Date of birth (1972-03-24) 24 March 1972 (age 48)[2]
Place of birth Lormont,[3] France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1996 Bordeaux 187 (34)
1996–1997 Milan 21 (5)
1997–1998 Barcelona 7 (0)
1998–2000 Marseille 52 (8)
2000–2003 Bordeaux 65 (9)
2003Birmingham City (loan) 15 (5)
2003–2004 Birmingham City 15 (1)
2004–2005 Qatar SC 0 (0)
Total 362 (62)
National team
1994–2002 France 55 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Dugarry came through the youth ranks at Bordeaux alongside future France teammates Bixente Lizarazu and Zinedine Zidane.[4] He spent eight years at Bordeaux, scoring 34 goals in 187 appearances. His two goals against A.C. Milan in the 1995–96 UEFA Cup quarter-finals[4] helped to seal a move to that club for the 1996–97 season.[citation needed]

Dugarry managed just 5 goals in 27 appearances for Milan, before joining Barcelona the following season. After only seven appearances in his sole season there, he returned to France, first with Marseille. He then returned to Bordeaux, where he played another 65 games, scoring 9 goals.[citation needed]

In 2003, he joined Birmingham City on loan as the second World Cup-winner to join the team, the first being Argentinian Alberto Tarantini in 1978. His prominence earned him rough treatment from opposition defenders.[5] After a run of five goals in goal matches cemented the club's Premier League status, moving them from the relegation zone to 13th, Dugarry joined the club on a permanent two-year deal in May 2003.[6] He saw out only the first season, scoring one goal in 15 appearances before leaving the club by mutual consent, citing family reasons. He then signed a one-year contract with Qatar SC, where he made no appearances. Following this, he retired from football in 2005. He has since been inducted into Birmingham City's Hall of Fame.[7]

International careerEdit

Dugarry made his international debut in a 1–0 win against Australia on 26 May 1994. He was capped 55 times for the French national team and scored eight goals.[8]

With France, Dugarry won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Euro 2000 and the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup.[9] He also played at UEFA Euro 1996[4] and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[10]
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bordeaux 1988–89 Division 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1989–90 Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Division 1 32 3 1 0 5[c] 1 38 4
1991–92[11][12] Division 2 27 4 3 0 2[d] 1 32 5
1992–93 Division 1 35 6 3 0 38 6
1993–94 Division 1 35 8 3 1 5[c] 1 43 10
1994–95[11] Division 1 32 9 2 0 1 1 4[c] 1 39 11
1995–96[11] Division 1 24 4 0 0 0 0 13[e] 5 37 9
Total 187 34 12 1 1 1 27 8 2 1 229 45
A.C. Milan 1996–97 Serie A 21 5 2 0 3[f] 1 26 6
Barcelona 1997–98 La Liga 7 0 4[f] 0 2[g] 0 13 0
Marseille 1997–98 Division 1 9 1 3 0 1 0 13 1
1998–99 Division 1 28 4 2 0 1 1 10[f] 3 41 8
1999–2000 Division 1 15 3 4[f] 2 19 5
Total 52 8 5 0 2 1 14 5 73 14
Bordeaux 1999–2000 Division 1 12 3 5 2 2 0 19 5
2000–01 Division 1 22 5 2 1 2 0 6[c] 2 32 8
2001–02 Division 1 18 1 1 0 3 0 4[c] 3 26 4
2002–03 Ligue 1 13 0 5[c] 1 18 1
Total 65 9 8 3 7 0 15 6 95 18
Birmingham City 2002–03 Premier League 16 5 16 5
2003–04 Premier League 14 1 1 0 0 0 15 1
Total 30 6 1 0 0 0 31 6
Total 362 62 28 4 10 2 63 20 4 1 467 89
  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Coppa Italia, Copa del Rey, FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes Coupe de la Ligue, Football League Cup
  3. ^ a b c d e f Appearances and goals in UEFA Cup
  4. ^ Appearances and goal in Division 2 Championship match
  5. ^ Five appearances and one goal in UEFA Intertoto Cup, eight appearances and four goals in UEFA Cup
  6. ^ a b c d Appearances and goals in UEFA Champions League
  7. ^ Appearances in Supercopa de España

InternationalEdit

France national team[8]
Year Apps Goals
1994 5 0
1995 3 1
1996 7 1
1997 5 0
1998 9 2
1999 6 1
2000 9 2
2001 5 0
2002 6 1
Total 55 8

HonoursEdit

Bordeaux

Barcelona

France

Orders

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Décret du 24 juillet 1998 portant nomination à titre exceptionnel" [Decree of 24 July 1998 appointing on an exceptional basis]. Journal Officiel de la République Française (in French). 1998 (170): 11376. 25 July 1998. PREX9801916D. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "France: 21 Christophe Dugarry". Official Site of The 2002 FIFA World Cup. FIFA. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. ^ Laïreche, Rachid (2 September 2011). "La télé, de la balle". Libération (in French). Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Zinedine Zidane's amazing 11-month Uefa Cup odyssey". Goal. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/christophe-dugarry-57232
  6. ^ "Dugarry signs new deal". BBC News. 11 May 2003.
  7. ^ "Legends XI Confirmed". Birmingham City F.C. 2 February 2010. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010.
  8. ^ a b c Pla Diaz, Emilio (17 February 2004). "Christophe Dugarry – International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  9. ^ a b c "Joueur: Christophe Dugarry". Fédération Française de Football (FFF). Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Christophe Dugarry: Club matches". worldfootball.net. HeimSpiel Medien. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  11. ^ a b c "Christophe Dugarry: Stats saison – 1995–96". Scapulaire.com. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Champion de France D2 1992 – Bordeaux au bout de la nuit" (in French). Girondins de Bordeaux. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Christophe Dugarry, raw talent!". Girondins de Bordeaux. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  14. ^ "An ode to Christophe Dugarry and his briefly wonderful time at Birmingham". Planet Football. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  15. ^ "Christophe Dugarry: fact file". The Guardian. 2 January 2003. Retrieved 27 March 2020.