Club: Newcastle United (1995/1997) | Tottenham Hotspur (1997/1999)
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- David Ginola brought a touch of magic to the Premier League , while playing for Spurs he was named PFA Player of the Year 1999. Ginola is considered by many in English Football as one of the best wingers of all time in the premiership due to his magical touch on the ball and his ability to get past players from any type of position. When he came up against a man, you knew the odds were always in favour of him coming away the ball, the other man housing a very rouged face.
Ginola was widely percieved as a show pony, and was the sort of player that managers nowadays would deem a luxury – the sort of player that may stand on the wing for 89 minutes, do nothing defensively, but then produce a moment of sheer brilliance to win the game.
A right footed winger, Ginola also played on the left as his technique was esquisite with either foot. At 6 feet 1 and of muscular build, he could’ve been mistaken for a traditional number 9 rather than than a winger, but this was probably the most extraordinary thing about him. His technique and acceleration meant he glided past players with ease, yet his strength meant he was able to hold the ball up well, and deal with the very physical English Premier League.
He didn't have an extraordinary goal record but scored some outstanding individual goals and set-up countless others.
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