The France international was the undisputed first choice for his dominant nation and a key figure in a brilliant generation of Les Blues talent. It would appear that the adrenaline junkie within the bald figure of eccentricity would find his fix elsewhere, outside of football, to great success. Maybe, on reflection, Barthez arriving 15 years too early was a good thing; such behaviour would certainly have resulted in a red card today. Retrieved 13 August France vs Uruguay Retrieved 16 January His place in the France team was taken by Bernard Lama, who ended up being suspended for the same offence a year later.

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Fabien Barthez

But he said if he did not have a club by 31 August he would not carry on with football. Regardless of his high-profile errors and ultimate ridicule, many Manchester United fans still hold fond memories of the little Frenchman that plagued Premier League strikers with mind games and nutmegs. Barthez was dropped for the final three games of the season, with Roy Carroll taking his place.

Maybe, on reflection, Barthez arriving 15 years too fabbien was a good thing; such behaviour would certainly have resulted in a red card today. How much of Fabien Barthez’s work have you seen?

Goalkeeping hasn’t evolved enough”. Milan in final of the latter competition. Retrieved 31 March The decision was met with derision in the French press and also led to Coupet’s walking out of the national squad before the tournament, though he was to return one day later.


Ligier JS P2 – Nissan. Two years later, Barthez was again the starter as his country won Euro Retrieved 29 January Harte stepped up but Barthez made a low, one-handed save to his right.

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Daily Record Glasgow, Scotland. His pedigree was unquestionable. Bartbez 12 November Guardiola favours ball-playing goalkeepers – which is why he raided Barcelona for Claudio Bravo last summer and why Joe Hart is likely to leave the Etihad this faboen window. He joined a different French club, “Olympique Marseille”, in L’Equipe reported after the World Cup that Barthez would have walked out of the squad had he not been named the starter.

The result saw United crash out of the competition, with the World Cup-winning goalkeeper waking up to a barrage of ridicule in the morning papers.

His first season was a triumph as he answered all the questions about how he would handle rainy Manchester compared to sunny Monaco. Bosnich should have been the beginning and the end of the circus that was replacing the Danish international.

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The next day, Barthez confirmed that he had quit the team, fabifn and the club terminated his contract. The Frenchman seemed to be taking some unnecessary risks outside his penalty area, and his antics began to have consequences that allowed unneeded goals for opposing teams. Retrieved 7 July His place in the France team was taken by Bernard Lama, who ended up being suspended for the same offence a year later.


He also played in Jean Tigana ‘s talented Monaco side which famously put his future club Manchester United out of the Champions League in faben away goals after a 1—1 draw at Old Trafford. France is now one of only four nations along with ItalyArgentina and the Netherlands to have shut Brazil out bwrthez in the World Cup finals, and the first to have done it in consecutive matches, both times with Barthez in goal. Barthez played on France’s World Cup team again in in which they exited in the first round without winning a game or scoring a goal; [61] he kept his only clean sheet of the tournament in his nation’s second group baryhez, a 0—0 draw against Uruguay.

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He has been married to Aurelie since June 16, Barthez did not fool me”. The first half was a nightmare. Retrieved June 13, The most notable stain on his impressive first campaign came in the FA Cup fourth round defeat to West Ham.

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