Ludovic Giuly

France 2017

A direct attack-minded player who would normally play out wide, Giuly began his career in France, starting at Lyon before a move to Monaco. It was at Monaco where he initially made a name for himself, first helping them win French Division 1 in 2000, then the Coupe de la Ligue three years later. He was made captain and helped them reach the 2004 Champions League final. That was followed by a headline move to Barcelona where he added pace and flair, normally playing on the right of a front three. In his first season at Camp Nou, Barça won the La Liga title for the first time in six years. His second season he played a pivotal role as Barça won a La Liga and Champions League double. He had successful spells at Roma and PSG before a return to Monaco, having lost his place to a young Lionel Messi. At international level his greatest moment was the Confederations Cup win in 2003.

Full name: Ludovic Giuly
Born: 10/07/1976, Lyon, France
Clubs: Lyon (1994-1998), Monaco (1998-2004), Barcelona (2004-2007), Roma (2007-2008), Paris Saint-Germain (2008-2011), Monaco (2011-2012), Lorient (2012-2013), Monts d’Or Azergues (2013-2016)
International: 17 apps, 3 goals (2000-2015)
Position: Midfielder

Honours:

  • French Division 1 (1): 1999–2000
  • Coupe de la Ligue (1): 2003
  • La Liga (2): 2004–05, 2005–06
  • Supercopa de España (2): 2005, 2006
  • UEFA Champions League (1): 2005–06
  • Coppa Italia (1): 2007–08
  • Supercoppa Italiana (1): 2007
  • Coupe de France (1): 2009-10
  • FIFA Confederations Cup (1): 2003