Name the Arsenal and Barcelona World Cup-winner by the kits he wore

Career in kits: Name the player who turned out for Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea

This time round, we’re going for a player who won one of the few trophies even old Clarence failed to claim…


Beginning his football career in the French Riviera, he made his debut at 18 under one Arsene Wenger. He would spend nine years at the club, winning the French Cup in 1991 before captaining the team to the Ligue 1 title six years later.



At 27 he made his first move abroad, joining the Gunners under the very same man who managed him in France. As in Monaco, he would win a domestic cup and a league title – this time in the same season. It was his best year as a pro – later that summer he would become a World Cup winner.



After three years in North London he made the move to Catalonia, for a fee of £7m. It didn’t work out, and with less than 30 appearances under his belt he made his way back to London.



This time though it was not Highbury he would call home, but Stamford Bridge. After struggling with injuries and failing to add to his domestic silverware, he retired in 2005.


Alexis James is a freelance football writer. Read more at Twitter: @AlexisJamesUK

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