English football has just had a transfer window imposed for the first time, so it will be interesting to see how managers cope with the squads they have until it re-opens.
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|Birth:||25th January, 1967|
|Profession:||Actor, Football Player, Model|
Ginola was born in Gassin, Var. Ginola made his first senior appearance for Sporting Toulon as an eighteen year-old in a 1985 2–0 victory away at Metz. He played fourteen times in his first season, and by 1986 he was a regular in the Toulon line-up. In 1988 he moved to Racing Club Paris, where he remained until signing for Brest in 1990. There, he began to impress observers with his flamboyant style of play. In 1991, he played a crucial role in a landmark victory (3-2) against the side who would go on to sign him, Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Ginola joined the French capital club in January 1992, at a time when it was pushing for major honors with the financial backing of TV channel Canal+. In his first full season with PSG (1992–93), Ginola won the Coupe de France and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup. At the end of 1993, he was also won the French Footballer of the Year award from the France Football magazine.
In 1995, Ginola joined Newcastle United for £2.5 million. In 1996, Barcelona made a move for him, but Newcastle rejected their offer. Tottenham Hostpur signed Ginola in July 1997 for £2.5m, where he was joined by Newcastle team-mate Les Ferdinand. In 1999, he was named PFA Players' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. In July 2000 Ginola joined Aston Villa for a transfer fee of £3 million. He expressed his disappointment that Tottenham had sold him, saying the news that they had accepted the offer was a "bombshell". In 2002 Ginola signed for Everton playing five games for the club before retiring in May 2002, just after David Moyes took over as manager. He announced his intention to move into either acting or football coaching.
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