Many Birmingham City fans have taken to Twitter to reflect on their best memories of former player Christophe Dugarry.
The Frenchman, who celebrated his 48th birthday yesterday, caused a real stir at St Andrew’s after initially joining the Blues on loan from Bordeaux in 2003.
Facing the real prospect of relegation to the second-tier, Birmingham needed to turn to someone for inspiration and thus Dugarry managed to step up to the mark by delivering a host of impressive displays in the closing weeks of the season.
After helping his side seal victories over Sunderland and Charlton Athletic by scoring in both of these fixtures, the forward produced arguably his best display for the club as he guided them to a 3-2 victory over Southampton by netting a brace.
As a result of Dugarry’s up-turn in form, Birmingham sealed a 13th place finish in the Premier League.
Whilst the Frenchman failed to replicate these performances during the following campaign having made a permanent move to the club, he is still held in high regard by the Blues’ supporters.
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Here are some of the best responses…
That home game against Southampton. Absolutely phenomenal.
— Mark Langford (@marklangford66) March 24, 2020
Ripping Southampton apart and Strachan whining about it
— woody's (@JBWoody1976) March 24, 2020
His first goal for the club against Sunderland (which relegated them in the process) was a long time overdue and the fans went bonkers!!!
— Ben (@ben35892919) March 24, 2020
His debut v Arsenal. Couldn’t believe we’d got him🙂
— steve hollingsworth (@kestrelblue2012) March 24, 2020
The Southampton game I remember looking backwards at the Tilton just pure limbage unreal day what a player #DugarryDay
— Ser Davos 🌎🏐🏴 (@davrosflatlee) March 24, 2020
Southampton game he was unreal.
— Ashley Lewis (@AshleyLew88) March 24, 2020
Southampton at home – Unplayable!
— Max Bradley (@_Maxbradley_) March 24, 2020
— Gayleonthefence (@gayleonthefence) March 24, 2020
Yes. Charlton away. Masterclass.
— Dougie (@MDougie9) March 24, 2020
Southampton at home one of the best individual performances I’ve seen down St Andrews
— Jøhn (@J_Cooke19) March 24, 2020