Christophe Dugarry, one of Barcelona's least successful signings
Do you remember when Barcelona signed Christophe Dugarry? Possibly not and not because he signed in a very distant summer of 1997 but for his poor performance as a culé in just 6 months as a Can Barça footballer. You probably remember him winning the France World Cup 1998. But that, It was after.
Dugarry, one of the worst signings in the history of Barcelona
He Barça at the end of the 90 and early twenty-first century had little or nothing to do with the current. Let's say the set post Dream Team Cruyff y for Ronaldinho, Guardiola, Let's go y Messi, He was far from a glorious team. In a period of shadows despite winning some titles, the truth is that rare things prevailed in Can Barça. This is how players of doubtful ability arrived in Barcelona to wear the culé jacket like this French forward.
He was not lucky Barcelona with the signing of Christophe Dugarry although it could not be said that the numbers did not warn of this. French striker, born in 1972, He was a player who had not stood out too much in the goal aspect in the Girondins of Burdeos nor in the Milan from where he arrived in Barcelona despite having scored only 5 goals in 27 parties, Can you imagine Barça today signing a player like that?? U.S. Niether. With such baggage his failure seemed inevitable, as it was..
Dugarry, Front fighter but far from the Barça style even at that time, juice 10 matches between September 1997 and December 1998 where did not score any goals and ended up transferred to Olympique de Marseille where in two years he barely scored 8 goals showing that he was far from being a top-notch striker.
World champion with France in 1998
But very interestingly, Dugarry can boast of something that very few can do. Precisely in 1998 and despite its dismal year, He was called up by France for the World Cup that was being held that year., where your country,, was the host and where it was proclaimed World Champion. Ironies and football things. Seeing is believing. In the same year he was one of the worst signings in the history of FC Barcelona and world champion.