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Michel Platini

Michel Platini (born June 21, 1955), French football player.

Born in Joeuf of Italian descent, Platini started at French club Nancy before moving on to Saint-Etienne, where he won the league title in 1981.

In 1982 he moved to Italian club side Juventus, scoring 68 goals in 147 league games as a midfielder. Platini helped the club win two league titles, the Italian Cup, the European Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup.

Platini captained the French national team to European Championship honors in 1984, becoming the top scorer of the tournament with 9 goals.


Club honours

International honours

72 matches, 41 goals, captain 49 times French all-time top goalscorer

Managerial career

Platini was, together with François-Cyrille Grange, the lighter of the Olympic Flame at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.