The impossible struggle of the French teams

The impossible struggle of the French teams

The league 1 It never has been considered the best league in the world, but as a national and international full major championship of figures emerging. Hence came the Gauls best players ever and she played foreign players in the draft of Carlos Bianchi, Juninho Pernambucano, Rai, or current Radamel Falcao or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

An interesting tournament full of big name teams. Who would not sound PSG, el Olympique Lyon, the Marseille or Bordeaux? Why not go back to the Stade de Reims? But nevertheless, there are several outstanding debts that have not managed to settle historically French paintings. And curiously, It is the European tournaments, of which are precursors. And is that few countries such notable treasure in football so poor background in Europe Gaul teams.

Only Olympique Marseille has been able to win the Champions League along almost 60 years with the competition. He did it in 1993 and surrounded in an atmosphere of corruption that ended with the team section of the next issue and unable to fight to defend crown. Five runners-up has gone out of hand to French teams, highlighting the Stade de Reims with two finals lost.

This is the only time that a French team won the European Cup. It was in 1993 and controversy.
This is the only time that a French team won the European Cup. It was in 1993 and controversy.

The thing even worse in UEFA Cup. surprisingly, a French team never won the title. Olympique achieve nearly twice, Valencia and Parma but stumbled on the road, as Juventus in the Bordeaux of a jovencísimo then Zidane.

The former Cup Winners Cup was won once for PSG, also he played a final in 1997, one year after win. But nevertheless, It seems little reward for a club whose greatest achievement in the continental showpiece was the semifinals of 1995, same result as that obtained by the Olympique de Lyon is their 13 presences.

French clubs needless to say they have never won in line with targeted and European Super Cups Intercontinental Cups far. It's hard to believe but it is. The new PSG seems to be willing to break the jinx. Ibra has great. But, Will it be enough to break this curse?

PSG won the Cup Winners Cup 1996 with a great team.
PSG won the Cup Winners Cup 1996 with a great team.

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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