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Full Name: David Trezeguet
Date of Birth: October 15th, 1977
Place of Birth: Rouen, France

A member of France's 1996 UEFA European Under-18 Championship-winning side, he missed out on selection for the 1998 FIFA World Cup final, which France won, despite having played in all the previous rounds. More disappointment followed in Korea/Japan four years later, as he failed to find the target before France's first-round elimination.

Compared by Michel Platini to the great Paolo Rossi, 'Trezegol' had been spotted playing for CA Platense in Argentina by AS Monaco FC, who tempted him back to France in 1995. He emerged the following season and scored the goal that knocked Manchester United FC out of the UEFA Champions League in the quarter-finals. Monaco, though, were beaten by Juventus FC in the semis. In his final season at Stade Louis II, Trezeguet plundered 22 goals in 20 matches to clinch another French title.

In 2000 Trezeguet had a somewhat mixed start to his career at Juventus after joining them in the summer. On the downside, he struggled with injuries, but still managed to score 14 goals in 25 league appearances. The next year was even better as Trezeguet registered 24 times as Juventus landed the Scudetto on the last day of the campaign, and he won another title in 2003 despite a serious knee injury limiting his involvement. He later missed the opening penalty in the Champions League final shoot-out as AC Milan pipped Juve to the European title.

Career Record (Games / Goals)

Platense (5 / 0)
Monaco (116 / 60)
Juventus (106 / 60)


1997 French League Championship
1998 World Cup Winner
2000 French League Championship
2000 European Cup Winner
2002 Italian Seria A Championship
2002 Italian Supercup Winner
2003 Italian Seria A Championship
2003 Italian Supercup Winner

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