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Who is David Ginola?

David Ginola-Ceze (born 25 January 1967) is a French former professional footballer who has also worked as an actor, model, and football pundit.

David Ginola Biography, Wiki

David Ginola-Ceze (born 25 January 1967) is a French former international football player who has also worked as an actor, model and football pundit.

A former forward, Ginola played football for ten seasons in his native France before making the move from Paris Saint-Germain to Newcastle United in the English Premier League in July 1995. He continued playing in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Everton before retiring in 2002.

Since his retirement from the game he has become involved in several new pursuits, including acting. Ginola is a regular contributor to BBC, BT and CNN. He hosts ‘Match of ze Day’ (‘MozD’), a program which broadcasts live Premier League matches on Canal+.

On 16 January 2015, Ginola announced his intention to run for the FIFA presidency. However, 14 days later, on 30 January 2015, Ginola withdrew his bid for the FIFA presidency, after failing to receive the required backing of at least five national football associations.

David Ginola Biography Wikipedia
David Ginola
Full nameDavid Ginola-Ceze
Date of birth25 January 1967 (age 54)
Place of birthGassin, France
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s)Winger, midfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1985–1988Toulon82(4)
1988–1990RC Paris61(8)
1990–1992Brest50(14)
1992–1995Paris Saint-Germain115(33)
1995–1997Newcastle United58(6)
1997–2000Tottenham Hotspur100(13)
2000–2002Aston Villa32(3)
2002Everton5(0)
Total503(81)

David Ginola Career

Although Ginola was a very prominent French player, he did not see much action with the French national team, having been capped only 17 times in his career.

In 1987, Ginola played for the France under-21 team at the Toulon Tournament. He was named the tournament’s best player after France beat England 4–3 in the final.

Ginola is infamous in France for his mistake in a 1994 FIFA World Cup World Cup qualifying match against Bulgaria. France needed only a draw in their final group qualifying match on 17 November 1993 to qualify for the finals of the 1994 FIFA World Cup and Ginola had come on as a late substitute for Jean-Pierre Papin.

With the score level at 1–1 in the last minute of the match, Ginola overhit a cross intended for Eric Cantona. The ball was collected by Emil Kremenliev, who launched a lightning Bulgarian counterattack which resulted in Emil Kostadinov scoring the winning goal. Bulgaria thus won the match 2–1 and qualified for the 1994 World Cup finals at the expense of France.

In a television interview aired on 18 November 1993, Gérard Houllier, the manager of the France team during its entire 1994 World Cup qualifying campaign, blamed France’s 2–1 defeat by Bulgaria entirely on Ginola and described him as someone who had “sent an Exocet missile through the heart of French football” and as the “assassin of the team”.

After being barracked by French fans and branded as the “assassin of French football” by the French press, Ginola moved to England, signing for Newcastle United. Houllier’s successor Aimé Jacquet regularly selected Ginola for international matches, but often used him only as a substitute. Ginola played his last match for the national team in 1995. In April 2012, a French court dismissed Ginola’s lawsuit against Gérard Houllier for alleged defamation.

Houllier had contributed to a new book (published on 20 October 2011) on football coaching, Secrets de coachs (Coaches’ Secrets). In that book, Houllier was alleged to have made disparaging remarks on Ginola and to have referred to Ginola in offensive terms in blaming him for misplacing the cross that allowed Bulgaria to launch the decisive counterattack during the final minute of the France-Bulgaria match on 17 November 1993.

David Ginola Wife

Ginola married fashion model Coraline in 1991. The couple have a son and a daughter, Andrea and Carla; they lived near Saint-Tropez. They split and Ginola entered a relationship with model Maeva Denat, with whom he has a child.

David Ginola with Caroline
David Ginola with Caroline

David Ginola FAQ’s

Who is David Ginola?

David Ginola-Ceze (born 25 January 1967) is a French former professional footballer who has also worked as an actor, model, and football pundit.

Who is David Ginola’s wife?

Ginola married fashion model Coraline in 1991. The couple have a son and a daughter, Andrea and Carla; they lived near Saint-Tropez. They split and Ginola entered a relationship with model Maeva Denat, with whom he has a child.

How old is David Ginola?

David Ginola is 54 years old.

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