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Michel Platini

Written by Sebastien on 08 April 2013. Posted in World Cup Legends

Michel Platini was born on 21 June1955. He is a former French football player. He is the President of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 2007.

Platini managed to play for top clubs like Nancy, Saint-Étienne, and Juventus. He was also an active player of the French national team, which won the 1984 European Championship. He was top goal scorer and voted the best player for this tournament. He also took part in three different FIFA World Cups, in 1978, 1982 and 1986. He played for the French national football team in the 1980s and he helped his team attain a number of different championship medals.

Platini was given the title of Chevalier in the Legion of Honour which was held on 29 April 1985. He was the coach, who trained the national team and assisted them to reach the finals in the FIFA 1998 World Cup. Michel Platini is also the chairperson of the FIFA Technical and Development Committee, as well as vice-president of the French Football Federation.

He was in the French football team in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. They had their first win against Mexico and also won over Guatemala, where he scored two goals. The French team was in the final stage with Israel, where he scored the penalty to allow them to progress to the other stages

He managed to take part in three world cups, in 1978, 1982, and in 1986. He also took part in Euro 1984 championships where he was named as the best goal scorer.

His works and contributions of football have been achieved making them accessible to those wishing to learn the skills or know his history; he is an active member in different sports meetings all over the globe.

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