Where is William Gallas now?
One of only a few players who have represented three top-flight London Premier League teams, William Gallas retired from playing professionally in 2014 after a season playing the Australian A-League for Perth Glory.
A double Premier League winning defender with Chelsea, he also bagged the League Cup during his time with the Blues.
Gallas was also a regular for the France national side during the 2000’s and won 84 caps and scoring five goals. He was also part of the French side that were runners-up in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals and which won the 2003 FIFA Confederation’s Cup.
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During his time in England, Gallas found himself in trouble with both Arsenal and Chelsea.
After Gallas left the Blues for the Gunners the club issued a statement to the fans claiming that the Frenchman refused to play for the club and threatened to score an own goal if selected.
At Arsenal he was stripped of the captaincy after criticising team-mates believed to be Robin van Persie and Samir Nasri.
Gallas had a number of problems with Nasri which remain to this day. In an interview in November 2016 he claimed that Nasri had planned to have him tasered at the height of their feud in 2009.
Currently out of the game although he has worked as a pundit for the French TV company that broadcasts Premier League games.
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William Gallas was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in November 2016 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – Petr Cech – I played with him for three years at Chelsea. Very strong and always gave us defenders the information we needed.
RB – Lilian Thuram – was one of the best defenders in the world. He was a very solid player who never had a bad game.
CB – John Terry – he was always a good leader and will become a great manager when he retires.
CB – Marcel Desailly – a rock at the back who was my mentor when I arrived at Chelsea. I couldn’t speak English and he translated everything on and off the pitch.
RM – Michael Essien – I know this isn’t his position but he can do a job up and down. Very strong player and scored goals.
CM – Claude Makelele– one of the best midfielders when he played at Chelsea who shouts at you and gives you all the information you need. Defending is easy when you’ve got someone like that in front of you.
CM – Patrick Vieira – would work very well with Makelele in midfield as they know each other so well. A great and important player who could get up and down and assist both defensively and in attack.
LM – Gareth Bale – at Tottenham he was unbelievable, Harry Redknapp said to us if you get the ball give it to Gareth. I’m not surprised he is where he is now.
AM – Zinedine Zidane – the best player I ever played with. Right foot, left foot – it was nice to play with him.
ST – Didier Drogba – very difficult to play against. I didn’t understand before why other players were afraid to play against him, but the first time I did, I understood.
ST – Thierry Henry – a legend who was quick with the ball and scored some many Premier League goals. When you’re a defender you don’t know how to defend against him.
William Gallas: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com