Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #33 Stephane Guivarc’h
Name: Stephane Guivarc’h
In his 1990s prime for: Newcastle United
Lowdown: A footballer that deserves his place in this column despite only ever making four Premier League appearances, and in no way is that a compliment. The striker regularly features in lists of the worst Premier League players in history.
After starting at Stade Brestois, Guivarc’h moved to Guingamp where he scored 68 goals in 110 league games, prompting a move to Auxerre in 1995. Despite winning the league and cup double in his first season, Guivarc’h scored just three goals and left the club for Stade Rennais after one season.
In his first season at Stade Rennais, the forward was the top scorer in Ligue 1, prompting a move straight back to Auxerre before the 1997/8 season, and was able to score seven times in the UEFA Cup, making him the top scorer in the competition that season.
After ridiculously gaining a World Cup winners’ medal in 1998, actually starting on his own up front wearing the number 9 in four of t Newcastle decided to pay £3.5million for his services. After one goals in four appearances, Ruud Gullit told the striker that he was not part of his plans, and shipped him off to Rangers in Scotland. Impressively, they managed to recoup the fee that they paid for Guivarc’h.
Now: After retiring from the playing side in 2002, Guivarc’h has gained his coaching badges. He now coaches US Tregunc, A French amateur side.