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- He was Ligue 1 top scorer that year, with 21 goals. That was the same year he played for France NT and got crowned World Champion, along with a star packed team, with players such as Zidane, Thuram, Karembeu, Petit, Deschamps and Co. leading the succesfull quest.
Despite all the critics he got, he was a rather decent striker, with good positional sense, aerial game and scoring abilities (he was also ligue, 96-97, top scorer with 22 goals) altough with France NT he only scored once in 14 games.
He's brief adventure abroad (specifically to Newcastle Utd) earned him the unwanted reputation of "the worse strikers to ever play in the
Premier League", as the Daily Mail labeled him, to what he replied with a classy "It is truly a crap newspaper".