Michel Platini

Michel Platini

Who is Michel Platini?

Michel Francois Platini is a French former football player, manager, and administrator. He is one of the greatest footballers of all time. He won three times Ballon d'Or. He came in the FIFA Player of the Century vote. He was elected as the president of the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) in 2007. He also held the positions of chairman of FIFA's Technical and Development Committee and vice president of the French Football Federation. He was banned from football administrations in 2015 for conflict of interest by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

What is Michel Platini Famous for?

Michel Platini is famous for a professional footballer. He played for the clubs Nancy, Saint-Etienne, and Juventus. He served as an advanced midfield playmaker, he was a prolific goalscorer, he won the Serie A capocannoniere award three consecutive times between 1983 and 1985, and was the top scorer of Juventus's victorious 1984-85 European Cup campaign. He was a key player of the France national team that won the 1984 European Championship, a tournament in which he was the top scorer and best player. He reached the semi-finals of the 1982 and 1986 World Cups. He was his country's record goalscorer until 2007 and holds the record for most goals scored in the European Championship despite only appearing in the victorious 1984 edition. Following his retirement as a player, he was the France national team coach for four years and was the co-organizer of the 1998 World Cup in France. He was elected as the president of the Union of European Football Association. He was the first former player to become UEFA President. He also held the positions of chairman of FIFA's Technical and Development Committee and vice-president of the French Football Federation. However, he was banned from football administration for conflict on interest by the FIFA Ethics Committee in 2015.

Where did Michel Platini Grow Up?

Michel Platini was born on June 21, 1955, in Jœuf, France. He holds French nationality. At the age of 16, he attracted attention in a Coupe Gambardella tournament match with an impressive display for Jœuf junior against Metz junior side. He was called up for a trial with Metz, but missed out on the opportunity due to injury, and was not immediately invited back after Metz coach moved to another club. He joined the reserve side of his father's club Nancy in September 1972 and became friends with team goalkeeper Jean-Michel Moutier.

Who are Michel Platini's Family?

Michel Platini was born to a father named Aldo and a mother named Anna. His father was an immigrant from Agrate Conturbia, in the province of Novara and settled in France shortly after the end of the First World War and his mother has its roots in the province of Belluno. His parents were of Italian ancestry.

What is Michel Platini Body Features?

Michel Platini is 63 years old with 5 feet 10 inches (1.79 m) height and body weight is unknown.

Is Michel Platini Married?

Michel Platini is a married man. He married Christelle Platini in 1977. They have two children named Marine and Laurent.

How much is Michel Platini's Net Worth?

Michel Platini estimated net worth of $15 million and his salary is unknown. He earns quite a fortune as an active player. He became coach later becoming a part of football administration.

Michel Platini
Quick Facts of Michel Platini
Celebrated Name Michel Platini
Age 65 years old
Nick Name Michel Platini
Birth Name Michel Platini
Birth Date 1955-06-21
Gender Male
Profession Football Player
Birth Nation France
Nationality French
Place of Birth Jœuf, France
Father Aldo
Mother Anna
Height 1.79 M
Wife Christelle Platini
Net Worth $ 15 million
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