Gus Poyet

Date of birth15 November 1967
Place of birthMontevideo
NationalityUruguayan
Weight83 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionMidfielder

This ebullient midfielder suffered another injury-marred season at Chelsea in 2000-01.

A damaged ankle sustained against Arsenal in September led to a seven-match absence and his loss was keenly felt in the shock UEFA Cup exit at the hands of St Gallen.

Fortunately for the Blues, Gus quickly returned to demonstrate his knack of snatching vital goals with efforts against Southampton, Leeds United, Derby County and Bradford City before Christmas and, on New Year's Day, he skippered the team in the absence of Dennis Wise and Marcel Desailly.

He maintained his reputation as the most prolific midfielder in the Premiership with a final tally of 11 goals - a vital contribution that helped the club to a place in the 2001-02 UEFA Cup - and made all the more remarkable by the fact that he was consigned to the substitutes' bench for much of the second half of the campaign.

He notched another two goals in the 4-0 win at Derby County in April but, rather surprisingly, handed in a transfer request at the beginning of the summer break.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
River Plate, Montevideo 01 Jul 1985 01 Jul 1988
Grenoble 01 Jul 1988 01 Jan 1990
Bella Vista 01 Jan 1990 01 Jul 1990
Real Zaragoza 01 Jul 1990 15 Jul 1997
Chelsea 15 Jul 1997 10 Jun 2001
Tottenham Hotspur 10 Jun 2001 30 Jun 2004
Swindon Town 22 May 2006 23 Oct 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Americas UNICEF Charity 1
1997-98 Chelsea FA Charity Shield 1
1997-98 Chelsea Premier League 11
3
4
1
1997-98 Chelsea UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
1
1
1998-99 Chelsea League Cup 3
2
1998-99 Chelsea Premier League 21
7
11
4
1998-99 Chelsea UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 3
3
1998-99 Chelsea UEFA Super Cup
1
1
1999-00 Chelsea FA Cup 6
6
1
1999-00 Chelsea Premier League 25
8
10
5
1999-00 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 11
3
2
2000-01 Chelsea FA Charity Shield 1
2000-01 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
1
2000-01 Chelsea League Cup
1
2000-01 Chelsea Premier League 22
8
11
3
2001-02 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 4
3
2001-02 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 5
1
2
2001-02 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 32
2
10
6
1
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
1
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 22
6
5
4
1
2003-04 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1
1
2003-04 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 2
1
2003-04 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12
8
3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Nov 1995 EUROPE v AMERICAS W 3-4 UNICEF Charity


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 Uruguay South America Youth Championship 2
1
1993-94 Uruguay International Friendly 2
1
1994-95 Uruguay Copa America 5
1
1994-95 Uruguay International Friendly 6
1
1995-96 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2
1
1995-96 Uruguay International Friendly 1
1996-97 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 4
1997-98 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 1
1998-99 Uruguay International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 1
1
1999-00 Uruguay International Friendly 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
04 Feb 1987 Uruguay v Brazil D 1-1 South America Youth Championship Final round
06 Feb 1987 Colombia v Uruguay L 1-0 SAYC Final round
13 Jul 1993 Peru v Uruguay W 1-2 International Friendly
14 Jul 1993 Uruguay v Peru W 3-0 International Friendly
13 Oct 1993 Germany v Uruguay L 5-0 International Friendly
18 Jan 1995 Spain v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
22 Mar 1995 Colombia v Uruguay L 2-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 1995 USA v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 1995 England v Uruguay D 0-0 International Friendly
25 Jun 1995 Uruguay v New Zealand W 7-0 International Friendly
28 Jun 1995 Uruguay v New Zealand D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Jul 1995 Uruguay v Venezuela W 4-2 Copa America Group A
09 Jul 1995 Uruguay v Paraguay W 1-0 Copa America Group A
16 Jul 1995 Uruguay v Bolivia W 2-1 Copa America Quarter-final
19 Jul 1995 Uruguay v Colombia W 2-0 Copa America Semi-final
23 Jul 1995 Uruguay v Brazil W 1-1 (5-3) Copa America Final
11 Oct 1995 Brazil v Uruguay L 2-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Venezuela v Uruguay W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
02 Jun 1996 Uruguay v Paraguay L 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Jul 1996 Colombia v Uruguay L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Oct 1996 Uruguay v Bolivia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Nov 1996 Chile v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
30 Apr 1997 Paraguay v Uruguay L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
20 Aug 1997 Uruguay v Chile W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
22 Dec 1998 Basque Spain v Uruguay L 5-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 1999 Uruguay v Venezuela W 2-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 1999 Uruguay v Paraguay L 0-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Uruguay v Bolivia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
26 Apr 2000 Paraguay v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.