Monday, May 25, 2015

The uncapped, Part Eight

1- Sergio Brio
Italian defender Sergio Brio was a solid defender in Giovanni Trappatoni’s Juventus squad of the 1980s. He formed a solid central defensive partnership with Gaetano Scirea. He was one of the rare Juventus players not be capped as Fulvio Collovatti was always Enzo Bearzot’s choice for that position. He had to contend with Olympic caps.

Photo From: Onze, Issue 89, May 1983
(Sergio Brio at Juventus, 1982/83)

2- Francisco ‘Paco’ Rubio
French midfielder Paco Rubio was a teammate of Michel Platini at Nancy in the 1970s. Despite being selected for the 1976 Olympics, full international honors eluded him.

Photo From: Onze, Issue 70, October 1981 
(Paco Rubio)

3- Roland Grahammer
Former Nuremberg defender Roland Grahammer was signed by Bayern Munich in the summer of 1988, shortly before he represented West Germany in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Despite solid performances for Bayern, he was never able to make the leap to the full national team.

Photo From: Kicker, 40 Jahre Bundesliga, 2003
(Roland Grahammer)

4- John Beresford
English defender John Beresford was part of Kevin Keegan’s exciting and attack minded  Newcastle squad of the 1990s. His performances earned him two ‘B’ caps in 1994, however, Terry Venables did not select him for the full national team.

5- John Brown

Scottish defender John Brown joined Rangers Glasgow in 1988 from Dundee.  For nearly a decade he was a solid team performer and was a member of the Rangers squads that won nine League titles in a row. He was surprisingly never selected for the national team at a time when just about every Rangers player was.

Photo From: World Soccer, February 1991
(John Brown)

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