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Date Of Birth : 21 June 1955
Position : Attacking Midfielder
Nation : France
Height : 178 cm
Major Club : Nancy, Juventus
Caps : 72 Games (41 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 318 Goals/ 580 Games
World Cup Participation : 1978, 1982, 1986 (14 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time French League
2 Times Italian Series A
1 Time Copa De France
1 Time Copa Italia
1983 European Cup Runner-Up
1984 European Cup Winners’ Cup
1985 European Cup Winners
1985 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : 1984 European Championship Winners
1986 FIFA World Cup Third place
Individual Achievement : 2 Times French Player of The Year (1976, 1977)
2 Times FIFA World Cup All Star Team (1982, 1986)
1984 Guerin Italian Series A Player of The Year
1984 European Championship Top Scorer
1984 European Championship Team of The Tournament
1977 Silver Ball Onze d’Or
3 Times Onze d’Or
2 Times European Footballer of The Year (1977, 1980)
3 Times European Footballer of The Year (1983, 1984, 1985)
1983 Silver Ball World Soccer Player of The Year
2 Times World Soccer Player of The Year (1984, 1985)
1994 FIFA World Cup All-Time Team
1998 FIFA World Team of The Century
1999 IFFHS France Player of The Century
Golden Ball French Player of The Century
2002 FIFA Dream Team
Officer Legion De Honours

“Napolean of Football” Michel Platini is widely considered as the greatest midfielder in history of European football and the finest footballer in the world during the early 1980s, regarded by so many as the greatest passer in history of the game. He was famous as a leader of “The Magic Sqaure” alongside Alain Giresse, Luis Fernández and Jean Tigana , the group of midfield players that formed the heart of the French national team throughout the 1980s. He is also widely regarded as one of the best passers in football history as well as one of history's greatest free kick specialists and finishers and also possessed superlative reading the game skill, intelligently movement to score a large number of goals. He holds the record for most goals (9) scored in European Championship final tournaments despite only appearing in one such tournament (1984). Despite being a midfielder, he held the national team top scorer record until striker Thierry Henry surpassed in 2007. Platini was voted 5th, 5th,7th World’s greatest footballer of all-time by France Football, World Soccer and IFFHS poll, Respectively.

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