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Dutruel quits Barça for Alavés

Published: Thursday 4 July 2002, 12.35CET
Goalkeeper Richard Dutruel has joined FC Barcelona's Spanish rivals Deportivo Alavés.
 
 
Published: Thursday 4 July 2002, 12.35CET

Dutruel quits Barça for Alavés

Goalkeeper Richard Dutruel has joined FC Barcelona's Spanish rivals Deportivo Alavés.

Deportivo Alavés have signed French goalkeeper Richard Dutruel from FC Barcelona on a three-year contract.

Gripping final
The 29-year-old Dutruel had two seasons to run on his contract at the Camp Nou but decided to move on after losing his place in the first team. He joins a club again seeking UEFA Cup success after losing the 2001 competition 5-4 in extra time to Liverpool FC in one of the most gripping European finals ever.

Out of the picture
Dutruel made his professional debut for Paris Saint-Germain FC in his homeland in 1991 before moving to SM Caen two seasons later. He left France for Spain, RC Celta de Vigo the destination, in 1996 prior to a switch to Barcelona in the summer of 2000. However, he did not feature last season and was close to joining Stade Rennais FC before Alavés expressed an interest.

 
Last updated: 04/07/02 12.40CET

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