Previous Clubs : AJ Auxerre (FRA), Olympique Marseille (FRA), Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA), Manchester United (ENG), FC Kopenhagen (DEN), Montpellier HSC (FRA), SSC Napoli (ITA), Hearts of Midlothian (SCO)
Later Clubs : Toulouse FC (FRA), Al-Sailiya Sport Club (QAT)
International : 1 A-cap France
The arrival ofWilliamPrunierwas met with all kinds ofbells and whistlesby newly promoted KV Kortrijk: Frenchinternational!Ex–player ofManchester United!
In itselfbothstatements are truethoughthere are somecomments to be made:the onlyinternational matchthatPrunierplayeddated from1992and Williamarrivedin 1998attheKerels.Also,his playing careerat Manchester Unitedshould be taken with a grain of salt: Manchester Unitedoffered him,on behalf of his ex–team mateand friendEric Cantona,a temporarycontract.
Under normalcircumstances,Prunierneverwould have even come near the first teambutinjuries plaguedtheRed Devils defense so againstQPRandTottenham, Prunier got his chance inthe heart of the defense.Against TottenhamtheFrenchman was completely outplayed by ChrisArmstrong,United lost4-1 andPrunierwould neverwear the shirt ofUnited again.
Of his passage in that disastrous seasonKVK fanswill mainlyremember his wildtackles,hisgoals andhis fight withEric Van Meir.It did nothelp,KortrijkrelegatedandPrunierwouldcontinuehis careeratToulouse.