|Desc||Dugarry was talented enough to be signed by both Milan and Barcelona in his early career, but he never hit the heights he had promised in his younger days. He joined Marseille in 1998 before moving onto rivals Bordeaux. He had a successful season in England with Birmingham, but left in 2004 for one final pay-day in Qatar with Qatar SC. He now writes a column for French football newspaper L’Equipe|
|Org||French National Team|
|Club as Player||Marseille FC|
- 1998 07 12
- World Cup 1998 final where France defeat Brazil 3-0. Zinedine Zidane score 2 goals with assist from Emmanuel Petit and Youri Djorkaeff. also final goal came from Emmanuel Petit with assist by Patrick Vieira
2018 03 22 Retrieve
[Dugarry on why PSG star must play centre forward for France] For a long time, I’ve thought that Mbappe must be the forward for France. It’s sure because it’s his best position. He can play well on the right or the left, but the boy is a centre forward and must be France’s spearhead for the next 10 or 15 years. He’s a No.9. He’s our Michel Platini, our Zinedine Zidane. He’s the player for our future. So he must be allowed to learn and mature in this position
[Dugarry has advocated a strike partnership with Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann] A duet with Griezmann would be wonderful. It’s the essence of football. They could go in behind, play off each other, they could play in small spaces. It would be like Romario and Bebeto and I think that would be perfect
2018 04 18 Retrieve
[Dugarry launches savage Neymar attack becasue of missing their league-winning 7-1 victory over Monaco] How can Neymar not be there for the title game, how can we give him the label of leader when he does not come to share that? How can PSG accept something like that? How can he look at his team-mates in the eyes by behaving like that? He is spitting on the club. I think it’s barbaric.
If he were at Barca, he would have returned without any problem. If I was a PSG player I’d be raging. I can’t stand these players who are constantly navel gazing. This is a team sport, and it is the collective that win games, not individuals. If we think that PSG can win the Champions League with attitudes like this, we’re having a laugh
2018 05 26 Retrieve
[Former France international Christophe Dugarry says Signing Antoine Griezmann for his reported release clause of €100 million would be ‘a gift’] [Griezmann] has offers on the table. His release clause is €100m and it’s up to him to decide. He should do so before the World Cup, that would be the ideal situation. It’s a mountain of money, but for Griezmann it’s a gift. All the clubs in the world want him, so it’s up to him to decide
2018 10 05 Retrieve
[With events at Old Trafford currently seeing Mourinho’s ongoing presence called into question, it has been suggested that Zidane’s next move could take him to England] Zizou won’t go to Manchester. I’m telling you, he won’t go to Manchester. If he called Mourinho, I won’t eat one rat, I’ll eat two. I don’t believe it for one second, because the relationship between Zidane and Mourinho has never been good. Never. So I don’t see why Zizou would call Mourinho to tell him he won’t take his job. Zizou is on holiday, Mourinho is sorting his situation out by himself
2019 11 26 Retrieve
[Christophe Dugarry was fearful of the Neymar’s impact on the attitude of Mbappe, both on and off the field] I don’t want my dreams to be broken with Kylian. I like what PSG are showing at the moment: this humility; this modest approach to matches; their appetite for work. I don’t want a war of egos or statistics. If you’re great, it’s up to us pundits to say so. I’d rather Mbappe hung out with Idrissa Gueye, Ander Herrera or Angel Di Maria. It’s less fun to hang out with these guys, it’s more of a party with Neymar, but hey! […] As I said, I’m afraid the dream could be broken with this boy. I feel that things could quickly turn bad. Maybe I’m a little hard on Mbappe, but it’s just as important to be a good guy as a great player
2020 02 07 Retrieve
[Christophe Dugarry brands Barcelona are ‘a club of clowns’ with ‘no class’] It’s a club of clowns. Everything is done backwards. They buy [Philippe] Coutinho, Dembele, they buy guys and then sell them. You get the impression there is no project in this club. At every transfer window there is a problem. They’ve recruited very badly since the departures of Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta. They’ve spent loads. And above all they have a very bad image. There are far too many people who do not have the elegance, the class that there should be at a club of this standing. It’s really a club that has no class
2020 04 23 Retrieve
[Former France international Christophe Dugarry has expressed his belief that Zinedine Zidane should attempt to lure Paul Pogba to Real Madrid this summer] It has been a difficult year for him [Pogba], with injuries and what have you. The team is not doing well, but every time he has played, he has reached his level. Knowing Zizou, if he is in love with Pogba, there is no reason to wait another year.
[Dugarry went on to express his belief that the United talisman is capable of injecting a much-needed creative spark into Madrid’s starting line up] We have all seen that their midfield has grown a little old. It’s a midfield that struggles to break the lines and get on the end of crosses. Pogba knows how to do that. For me, he’s ideal because of what he would bring to Real Madrid.
2020 05 18 Retrieve
[Paul Pogba would be an ‘ideal’ addition for Real Madrid] We have all observed that this [Real squad] is ageing a little. It is [a team] that has problems projecting, breaking lines and reaching the second line when there are centres. Pogba can do it. He is a boy who can score goals. For me, he is the ideal boy to give Real Madrid what is missing. A year has passed that has been difficult for him, because he has injuries and his team does not perform well, but every time he has been able to play, he quickly recovers his level. Knowing Zizou, if he was in love with Pogba, there is no reason for him to be gone a year later
2020 05 25 Retrieve
[Former France international Christophe Dugarry recently backed Paul Pogba to rediscover his spark under the guidance of Zinedine Zidane] We have all observed that this [Real squad] is aging a little. It is [a team] that has problems projecting, breaking lines and reaching the second line when there are centres. Pogba can do it. He is a boy who can score goals. For me, he is the ideal boy to give Real Madrid what is missing. A year has passed that has been difficult for him, because he has injuries and his team does not perform well, but every time he has been able to play, he quickly recovers his level. Knowing Zizou, if he was in love with Pogba, there is no reason for him to be gone a year later.