Tuesday, August 16, 2011

David Trezeguet

David Trezeguet

David Sergio Trezeguet (born 15 October 1977 in Rouen, France) is a World Cup winning Franch international footballer of Argentine descent. He previously played for Juventus in the Italian Serie A for ten years and for the French national team. He is the highest scoring non-Italian ever to play for Juventus. He is perhaps most famous for scoring the golden goal in the Euro 2000 final against Italy, which gave France a 2–1 win in extra time.In his second season at Juventus, Trezeguet scored 24 league goals in 34 league matches to finish as the Serie A top goalscorer along with Dario Hübner of Piacenza, as Juventus won the Serie A. That same season, he was named Serie A Footballer of the Year and Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year. In the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final, Trezeguet was one of three Juventus players to have their penalty saved by Milan keeper Dida, as Juventus lost 3–2 on penalty kicks after a 0–0 draw. This would be the closest Trezeguet ever got to winning the UEFA Champions League. In 2004, Brazilian legend Pele included Trezeguet in the FIFA 100, Pele's list of the 125 greatest living footballers. Despite winning the 2004–05 Serie A and 2005–06 Serie A titles, Juventus were caught in the 2006 Italian football scandal that rocked Italian football, and along with Milan, Fiorentina, Lazio and Reggina, Juventus were accused of match fixing. While the players had no part in the scandal, Juventus were subsequently stripped of their 2004–05 and 2005–06 titles, relegated to Serie B, and were to start the 2006–07 season with a deficit of 30 points (eventually reduced to nine points on appeal). Following the enforced relegation to Serie B, the club lost several of its star players, including Fabio Cannavaro to Real Madrid, Gianluca Zambrotta to FC Barcelona, Adrian Mutu to Fiorentina, and Zlatan Ibrahimović to Internazionale. Trezeguet's compatriots Lilian Thuram and Patrick Vieira also left Juventus, for Barcelona and Inter, respectively. Manager Fabio Capello defected to Real Madrid, and former Juventus legend and Trezeguet's former France teammate and captain, Didier Deschamps, was appointed the new manager. As one of the clubs star players, Trezeguet was heavily linked to a move away from Juventus, but he ultimately stayed with the Bianconeri to rescue them from the second division and help the shattered club return to Italy's top flight.On 16 September 2006, before Juventus' Serie B match against Vicenza, he was awarded a commemorative plate in recognition of his 125 career goals. On 19 May 2007, Juventus achieved promotion to Serie A after a 5–1 win over Arezzo. Trezeguet scored the fifth goal which made the promotion mathematically possible. Despite the successful return to Serie A, there was not without controversy. After scoring a goal in Juventus' final match of the 2006–07 Serie B season against Spezia, Trezeguet made a gesture toward the club president, making a number 15 with his fingers – the number of goals he scored throughout the Serie B season – which was followed by a hand gesture which, in Italian, means "I'm out of here." However, Juventus announced on 25 June 2007, that Trezeguet had renewed his contract until 2011.During the 2007–08 Serie A season, Trezeguet scored 20 league goals, and was second only to teammate and club captain Alessandro Del Piero for the Capocannoniere. Juventus finished third in the league to qualify for the UEFA Champions League after missing out on the tournament for two consecutive seasons.In the 2008–09 season, he sustained a groin injury that kept him out for most of the season. Trezeguet finally made his return on 4 February 2009 against Napoli in the Coppa Italia and had a goal controversially disallowed. Nevertheless, he was one of the players who scored in the penalty shootout, which Juventus won 4–3. Trezeguet would shortly get his first goal of 2009 in a 2–0 win against Palermo in late February – a match where he received the captaincy for the first time in his professional career.On 9 December 2009, Trezeguet scored his 168th goal for Juventus in a 4–1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League, making him the club's highest ever foreign goalscorer, surpassing Omar Sivori's total of 167 goals. At the end of the 2009–10 season, Trezeguet ranked fourth among Juventus' all-time top goalscorers with 171 goals. In August 2010, Trezeguet was released from the remaining 12 months of his contract by Juventus.

Trezeguet Best Goals

David Trezeguet Great Skill

David Trezeguet on Coat

David Trezeguet on Competition

David Trezeguet played for Juventus

David Trezeguet Selebrated Goal

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