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Biographical information on Michel Platini

Biographical information on Michel Platini

A brief look at Michel Platini, who was elected UEFA president on Friday:
NAME _ Michel Platini
AGE _ 51
BIRTH DATE _ June 21, 1955
LOCATION _ Joeuf, northeastern France
PLAYING CAREER _ After starting out with AS Nancy, he moved to Saint-Etienne, leading the provincial club to the French League title. He moved to Juventus the next year, leading the Italian club to two league titles, the European Cup Winners Cup and the European Champions Cup in 1985 and the Intercontinental Cup the same year. He was top scorer in the Italian league for three seasons between 1982 and 1985 and was elected three times as European Player of the Year.
With France, he won the 1984 European Championship at home, and twice reached the World Cup semifinals, in 1982 and 1986.
COACH _ Was coach of the French national team from 1988 but resigned after France failed to reach the semifinals of the European Championships in 1992.
ADMINISTRATOR _ He was joint president of the organizing committee for the 1998 World Cup in France and became an adviser to FIFA President Sepp Blatter afterward. He has been an executive committee member of UEFA and FIFA since 2002.
QUOTE _ "The trophies, the drama _ I lived the life of UEFA."


Updated : 2021-07-27 04:24 GMT+08:00