frederic dehu legends
French accent in defence

One of Barça’s few French players, he arrived at the club from Lens and only stayed here for one season, 1999-2000.  A tall, lean defender, he was strong in the air. But he was up against more established players and struggled to settle into the team. The following year he moved to PSG where he played for four seasons. From París he moved to Marseille to spend two years at Olympique and finally retired in the Spanish Liga wearing the shirt of Levante.

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A regular starter for French outfit Lens, he joined Barça but struggled to earn a place in a highly consolidated defence with men like Abelardo and Frank De Boer. However, he didn’t squander the chances he was offered by manager Louis Van Gaal, including the team’s first competitive match that season (99-00). Barça were up against Valencia in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup at Mestalla. Dehú came on in the 50th minute as a substitute for Pep Guardiola. The “Che” would end up beating Barça 1-0, and the 3-3 draw in the return leg meant the title went to Valencia. A season with little playing time and interest from PSG led Frédéric Dehú back to France. His career as a professional, following a spell at Marseille, came to a curious end in the Spanish Liga, once again wearing blaugrana, but this time in reference to the shirt of Levante, where he played in the 2006-07 season.

Place of birth
Villeparisis (France)
Date of birth
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