safc.com looks back on the new head coach's time as a player.
Born Gustavo Augusto Poyet Domínguez in Uruguay’s capital city, Montevideo, on 15 November 1967.
- The first club of Poyet's playing career was Grenoble of France where he spent one season before returning home to Uruguay.
- Gus joined River Plate of the Uruguayan top-flight in 1989 and spent a season their before returning to Europe with Real Zaragoza.
- The Uruguayan international would spend seven years with ‘Los Blanquillos’ becoming Zaragoza's longest-serving foreign player, scoring 63 goals in 240 appearances.
- Whilst at La Romareda Poyet won the Copa del Rey in 1994 and the Cup Winners' Cup a year later, beating Arsenal in the final.
- He signed for Chelsea on a free transfer in June 1997 and went on to make 145 for the Blues.
- During Poyet’s time at Stamford Bridge he won the FA Cup, the UEFA Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
- In 2001, Poyet moved across London to Tottenham Hotspur, making 98 appearances in three years at White Hart Lane.
- Internationally, Gus was capped 26 times by Uruguay, scoring three goals.
- He was part of the Uruguayan national side that won the Copa America in 1995 and was also voted as the best player in his position at the tournament.
- Whilst with Chelsea and Spurs, Poyet played seven times against Sunderland – scoring five goals.