12 French Stars Who Have Played For Barca
12 French Stars Who Have Played For FC Barcelona
Wonderkid Ousmane Dembele recently joined FC Barcelona for a club record fee, but which other French stars have played for the Catalan club?
Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see French players who have represented the Spanish giants, according to the club's official website.
The Blaugrana signed the 20-year-old France international for €105 million (R1.6 billion) late last week, following Neymar's world record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Many Frenchman have worn the famous Barca shirt over the years, and Dembele will now join compatriots Lucas Digne and Samuel Umtiti at the club.
Jeremy Mathieu left Barca in this transfer window, having spent three years at the club, while former France left back Eric Abidal represented the Spanish giants for six years, becoming one of their most successful Frenchmen ever.
The defender won 15 trophies with the club, eight more than Thierry Henry lifted at Barca following his 2007 exit from Arsenal.
High-profile names such as Ludovic Giuly and Lillian Thuram also represented the Catalan club, as did Philippe Christanval, Emmanuel Petit, Christophe Dugarry and Laurent Blanc.
Dembele has taken the No. 11 jersey at Barca, and is expected to make his debut for the club after the international break.
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