Where is David Ginola now?
David Ginola, the flamboyant Frenchman who lit up the Premier League in the 1990’s, retired from playing in 2002 after spells with Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.
A winger with a ‘magical touch’ on the ball, he was a part of Kevin Keegan’s ‘Entertainers’ team which finished runners up to Manchester United in 1995/96.
Although he didn’t win too many club honours during his career (one League Cup with Tottenham Hotspur, the French Cup and the French League Cup with Paris St Germain), Ginola won an array of individual trophies including French Player of the Year in 1993 and the PFA Player’s Player of the Year in 1999.
He was also named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year on two occasions and listed at number 61 in World Soccer magazine’s Greatest Players of the 20th Century.
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Since retiring from playing, Ginola has mainly been involved in television work and has appeared on numerous programmes in both his native France as well as the UK.
He has also appeared in two films, an Anglo-French one called Rosbeef and a World War II heist film called Operation Matchbox
Ginola has also provided punditry for talkSPORT – mainly on Tottenham Hotspur games and was also the lead analyst on French TV coverage of Ligue One.
In 2013 he was signed up by BT Sport as one of their Premier League match analysts and in 2014 he starting working for Canal + Sport as host of their English Premier League highlights show “Match of Ze Day.”
In January 2015 it was announced that Ginola, in association with sports betting company Paddy Power would be running for the presidency of FIFA but withdrew from his campaign after failing to gain the minimum five nominations.
In May 2016, Ginola underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery after suffering a cardiac arrest during a friendly football game in Monaco but made a full recovery.
Speaking candidly afterwards, he revealed that he had swallowed his tongue and was clinically dead for eight minutes before an air ambulance arrived with a defibrillator and revived him.
Back to his former self, Ginola was back in the public eye just months later when he joined La France a un incroyable talent (which is the French version of the Got Talent series) in his current role as the show’s host.
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David Ginola: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Aston Villa, Everton, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com