Saint-Étienne: Robert Herbin’s legendary eleven

Curko, the savior

Ivan Curkovic : spotted by the immense Pierre Garonnaire at Partizan Belgrade, with whom he reached the 1966 C1 final, Curko preferred to join ASSE rather than Bastia in 1972. Almost unknown when he was already 28 years old, he quickly integrated thanks to Aimé Jacquet, who was the translator. 383 games and four league titles later, he was demoted by Robert Herbin in favor of Jean Castaneda. Not enough to make us forget his first-rate performances, as during the 1976 C1 semi-final return against Eindhoven (0-0).