DUBAI - Former France World Cup winner
David Trezeguet has become the latest foreign player to join
Baniyas after he signed a one-year contract with the United Arab
"The deal for Trezeguet is not just for Baniyas alone - it
is also for UAE football," vice-chairman Saif Khaili told the
team's official website.
According to media reports the deal is worth 1.7 million
The 33-year-old striker, a member of the 1998 World
Cup-winning squad who also scored the golden goal that won the
Euro 2000 final against Italy, was a free agent after being
released by Spanish club Hercules Alicante at the end of last
Trezeguet joins Brazilian Grafite, Chilean Luis Jimenez and
Australian Lucas Neill at the club as Baniyas aim for the UAE
title this season after finishing runners-up in the previous
The Frenchman scored 34 goals in 71 appearances for Les
Bleus and spent the bulk of his career at Monaco and Juventus.
Trezeguet notched 171 goals in 320 matches for the Italian
club. He won his last cap for France in a 1-0 defeat of England
in March 2008.
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