Philippe Christanval is on merit on the list of worst signings in the history of Barca. It seemed that Barcelona had passed the signings of Bogarde, Reiziguer and a few others, when the 2001, Joan Gaspart, He decided to bring this French defender.
Coinciding with one of the best generations in the history of Monaco, this French born 31 August 1978, It was supposed quality with the ball and a defensive safety beyond doubt, a fact that made the club notice him. The Catalan club without going further, he invested 3000 millions of pesetas vetustas in this plant that was a real fiasco. Charly Rexach, He not is stressed precisely ports during their football on the bench, it said in his presentation that ; You will see him play a show "and not put no “colorao”.
Joan Gaspart in his second year as president of the club had a hard role after the disastrous last season. Played since leaving Real Madrid Figo nothing to release his mandate and topped by unsuccessful signings in which he had invested the money from Portuguese ,French defender said during his presentation: "Here we have a moral obligation to win everything and for that we signed the best players in the world". We assume that we would be talking about something else, because the poor Christanval, He was far and much of that level.
The truth is that Crhistanval, did not meet the requirements to wear the Barca zamarra, at least historically, since the level of those years was far from the usual level of Barca team. With very little skill with the ball at his feet, slow and with very little mobility, especially in your waist, Christanval, the nickname earned Christanmal, because of the danger created for self-defense.
He spent two seasons at Barcelona, where in his second season only played 5 matches, It was a fiasco in the making. Then he went to France where he again failed, to England where not that much and stand out 2008, with 30 years, He retired from football with more pain than glory.
What was Christanval?. Surely this question are doing it many football fans, especially the most Freaks. After his premature retirement, He opened a jewelry business in Paris, business that currently holds your 35 years. Hopefully more accurately than during stage player.