Giuly-Optimized
Speed with goalscoring instinct

French player who started out at Olympique Lyonnais and arrived at Barça from Monaco. He played as a right winger, and was a regular starter for the team for the three seasons he played at the club. He was short, quick and slight, and combined to perfection with his strike partners. The breakthrough of Messi into the first team meant that Giuly felt it was time to move on and he left for Roma in 2007.

Full biography:

Giuly arrived at Barça from Monaco where he had featured for seven seasons. A few weeks after landing in Barcelona, Guily had almost become a European champion but Porto stole the honours in the final in Germany. But with Barça he would settle that score by winning the final in Paris in 2006. The French striker formed a lethal trident for three seasons at Barça in the company of Ronaldinho and Eto’o. Frank Rijkaard put his full trust in him until Messi broke through and won the love of the whole football planet. The Frenchman was no longer such a protagonist and in the 2007-08 season decided it was time to say farewell to the Camp Nou. Roma was his next stop, but it only lasted a year for in the 2008-09 season Giuly went back to his home country and PSG. His last team as a professional player was Lorient in the 2012-13 season.  

Honours:

2 Ligas (2004-2005 and 2005-2006)
1 Champions League (2005-2006)
2 Spanish Super Cups (2005-2006 and 2006-2007)

17 international caps for France

 

Place of birth
Lió (France)
Date of birth
10/07/1976
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