Thursday, October 26, 2017

Short International Careers, Part Eighteen

1- Helmut Roleder
West German goalkeeper Helmut Roleder was Stuttgart’s custodian for more than a decade (1972/86).
The form of his contemporaries Harald Schumacher, Dieter Burdenski and Eike Immel restricted him to a single cap in 1984, the year Stuttgart won the Bundesliga title.
He replaced Harald Schumacher in the second half of a friendly vs. USSR (March 28, 1984, 2-1 West Germany win).

Photo From: Fussball Magazin, Issue 6, November December 1984
(Helmut Roleder)

2- Geert Brockaert
Belgian midfielder Geert Brockaert spent his career at Cercle Brugge (1978/1991).
He earned only a single cap vs. East Germany on September 12, 1990 (2-0 East Germany win).

Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 96, October 1989
(Geert Brockaert)

3- Roberto Baronio
Italian midfielder Roberto Baronio was often referred as a future International.
He represented Italy at the 2000 Olympics.
He was signed by Lazio in 1996, but was frequently loaned out for over a decade.
He earned a solitary cap in 2005 vs. Ecuador under Marcelo Lippi.

Photo From: Calcio 2000, Issue 32, July 2000
(Roberto Baronio)

4- Miodrag Krivokapic
Yugoslavian defender Miodrag Krivokapic lined up for Red Star Belgrade in the 80s, before earning a move to Dundee United in 1988. He would remain in the Scottish League for the next decade to the end of his career.
He earned five caps for Yugoslavia in 1988-89 but never really gained Manager Ivica Osim’s confidence.

Photo From: Shoot, June 15, 1991
(Miodrag Krivokapic)

5- Paul Stewart
Tottenham Hotspur’s Paul Stewart earned recognition in his club’s run and triumph in the FA Cup in 1991.

Graham Taylor rewarded him with three caps in 1991/92 but he failed to make an impact.

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, Issue 816 (Number 42), October 17-23, 1990
(Tottenham Hotspur’s Paul Stewart)

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