Originally Posted by adee-gee
I agree, Cassano is overrated.
But Pauleta has never produced on the big stage. If he's in the top 5 or so strikers in Europe, there is something seriously going wrong. Owen would get on the list well before him.
not on my list.
Pauleta's record. International tournaments, he first got a start in 2002 world cup and scored 3 goals in 3 games. He did disappoint at Euro 2004 BUT
1996: Signed for UD Salamanca. Pauleta struck 19 times as the Spanish club gained promotion in 1998, and 15 times in his first season in the top flight.
1998: That scoring rate earned a move to RC Deportivo La Coruña. Pauleta enjoyed a two-year spell with the Galician team, hitting 33 goals in 92 matches, including eight from 12 starts as Deportivo won their first league title in 1999/00.
2000: Pauleta transferred to FC Girondins de Bordeaux in 2000. He scored a debut hat-trick as Bordeaux crushed FC Nantes Atlantique 5-0. In total he registered 65 league goals in 98 games for Bordeaux and was twice named France's Footballer of the Year.
2003/04: Joined Paris Saint-Germain FC ahead of the season, signing a three-year contract for a reported €12m, and helped the Parisians to their first silverware in six years by scoring the only goal of the French Cup final against LB Châteauroux. Pauleta was his usual prolific self in Ligue 1, registering 18 goals in 37 games as PSG finished second.