Famous French Football Player Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Yazid Zidane is one of the greatest footballers to have played in past twenty years. Born on 23 June 1972, he played with some of the greatest players of time and he outshone all of them in both his international and club career. He first started playing Professional football at the age of 17 for Cannes in the year of 1988 and from there he never really looked back going from strength to strength. While he was at Cannes, his team finished fourth in the league allowing them to qualify for playing in European competition that remains their best finish ever.

In 1992, he moved to Bordeaux where he won his first trophy when his club won Intertoto cup in 1995. That allowed the international scouts to come and take him to Juventus. Blackburn Rovers almost got him, but despite the efforts of then manager Kenny Dalgish, deal could not be completed. He failed to win European Champions League despite appearing in two consecutive finals. He was one of the automatic selections for France 1998. He proved his selection right by two brilliant goals against Brazil in the finals. He led the French team to become champions of Europe in 2004. In the meanwhile, he joined the biggest club in the world, Real Madrid in 2001. He was transferred for what the highest fee was ever paid for any player up to that time of nearly 75 million Euros. He won his only Champions League title for his club; he scored the memorable winner in that match.

Famous French Football Player Michael Platini

Michel Platini

Michel Francois Platini is a former, professional and a skilled football player. He was born on 21 June, 1955 in France. Due to his outstanding abilities in this field together with the remarkable victories he gained, he was also a manager and more proudly as the Union of European Football associations (UEFA) President, which position he holds since 2007. He also was a respectable chairman of the FIFA technical and development committee. Throughout his career, his playing position had been the attacking midfielder. He was brilliant in this. At the same time, he is considered to be among the best passers listed in the football history. Also, he seeks attention in being the most excellent free kick specialist of his time and the best finisher. For the same reason, he has the honor of scoring the maximum number of goals scored (9) in the European Championship tournaments final.

Michel’s senior career clubs include Nancy (1972 to 1979), Saint Etienne (1979 to 19820 and Juventus (1982 to 1987). During this he participated in 432 domestic leagues and scored 224 goals. However, his national team (1976 to 1987) and the team that he managed (1988 to 1992) was France. In this he scored a total of 41 goals in 72 matches. He was not only the part but also the top goal scorer and the best player of match, of the French winning National team in the 1984 European Championship. He also represented his nation in the 1978, 1982 and 1986 world cups. In fact, he was part of the midfield players that outlined the heart of the   French National Team throughout the 1980s.