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 David Ginola -  Striker

Squad No. 24
Joined Feb 2002
Transfer Fee Free Transfer
Signed under Walter Smith
Debut v Arsenal (h),
10 February 2002
Born Gassin, France
Date of birth 25 January 1967
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Nicknames Goldilocks
Finalé v Arsenal (a),
19 May 2002
Left Everton Released May 2002
Honours French Player of the Year, 1994
French International (17 caps)
English Footballer of the Year, 1999
League Cup Winner, 1999



If any further sign was needed that Walter Smith had lost the plot, then here it was: the signing of
flambouyant Frenchman David Ginola:

1985: Ginola made a name for himself as a blossoming teenager with Toulon, leading to spells with Racing Paris and Brest in the French first division. 1991: Snapped up by Paris St Germain, he spent four years in the capital, earning all of his 17 international caps during that spell.

1994: Was named French footballer of the year.

1995: Signed for Kevin Keegan's Newcastle during the summer in a �2M deal. He became a folk hero in the north-east, playing 76 games for the Magpies but scoring only seven goals.

1997: As Keegan's Newcastle side began to fall apart, he moved to Tottenham for �2.5M in the summer of 1997 and spent three years at White Hart Lane.

2000: As he fell out with the Spurs manager, it was off to Aston Villa and a mixed period that started well but ended in acrimony with John Gregory refusing to play the flambouyant Frenchman.

David Moyes did give him half a chance... as a substitute in the last game of the season, at Arsenal.  But it was never going to work, and the fambouyant over-the-hill Frenchman disappeared in May 2002.

A more thoughtful retrospective on Ginola's brief Everton career was subsequently provided by Nathan O'Hagan of The Football Pink website, under the title: David Ginola and the sad Au Revoir at Everton.

Everton Career
Apps (sub)
Apps (sub)
Apps (sub)
2 (3)
2 (0)
4 (3)
2 (3)
2 (0)
4 (3)


Previous Career (League + Cups)
Seasons Club Appearances Goals
1985-1988 Toulouse 81 4
1988-1990 Racing Club Paris 61 8
1990-1992 Brest 50 10
1992-1995 Paris St Germain 112 (3) 33
1995-1997 Newcastle United 54 (4) + 17 (1) 6 + 1
1997-2000 Tottenham Hotspur 100 (0) + 27 (1) 13 + 9
2000-2002 Aston Villa 14 (18) + 4 (4) 3 + 2


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