Michel Platini

Date of birth21 June 1955
Place of birthJoeuf
NationalityFrench
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Platini won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1983, 1984 and 1985 and was a member of the French national team that won the 1984 European Championship, a tournament in which he was the top goalscorer and voted the best player. He also participated in the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups, reaching the semi-finals in the latter two.

He is considered one of the best passers in football history as well as one of the best free kick specialists and finishers. Despite being a midfielder, he held the France national team top scorer record until Thierry Henry surpassed the 41 goals mark in 2007.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
AS Nancy 01 Jul 1979
Saint-Étienne 01 Jul 1979 01 Jul 1982
Juventus 01 Jul 1982 01 Jul 1987

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1978-79 Rest of the World International Friendly 1
1982-83 Europe UNICEF Charity
1
1984-85 Juventus UEFA Super Cup 1
1987-88 Rest of the World Centenary 1
1988-89 Rest of the World Charity 1
1
1988-89 Rest of the World Veterans I 1
1
1990-91 Italia 90 XI Peter Shilton Test 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Jun 1979 Argentina v Rest of the World W 1-2 International Friendly
08 Aug 1987 Football League v Rest of the World L 3-0 CENTENARY
29 Oct 1988 America's Veterans v Rest of the World D 2-2 VETERANS I
01 Nov 1988 Italy 1982 WC XI v Rest of the World D 3-3 CHARITY


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1975-76 France International Friendly 2
1
1975-76 France Olympics 2
1975-76 France Under-23 1
1976-77 France FIFA World Cup 3
2
1
1976-77 France International Friendly 4
2
1976-77 France Olympics 4
3
1976-77 France Unofficial 1
1
1977-78 France FIFA World Cup 3
1
2
1
1977-78 France International Friendly 4
1
3
1978-79 France International Friendly 1
1978-79 France UEFA European Championship 1
1979-80 France International Friendly 4
3
1979-80 France UEFA European Championship 1
1
1980-81 France FIFA World Cup 2
3
1980-81 France International Friendly 2
1981-82 France FIFA World Cup 8
4
1981-82 France International Friendly 3
1
1982-83 France International Friendly 4
1
1983-84 France International Friendly 4
3
1983-84 France UEFA European Championship 5
9
1984-85 France FIFA World Cup 5
2
1985-86 France FIFA World Cup 9
4
1985-86 France Inter Continental Championship 1
1985-86 France International Friendly 1
1985-86 France Unofficial 100m 1
1
1986-87 France UEFA European Championship 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Sep 1975 Romania v France D 1-1 U23
03 Dec 1975 France v Romania W 4-0 Olympics
24 Mar 1976 Romania v France L 1-0 Olympics
27 Mar 1976 France v Czechoslovakia D 2-2 International Friendly
22 May 1976 Hungary v France L 1-0 International Friendly
19 Jul 1976 France v Mexico W 4-1 Olympics Group B
21 Jul 1976 Guatemala v France W 1-4 Olympics Group B
23 Jul 1976 France v Israel D 1-1 Olympics Group B
25 Jul 1976 France v East Germany L 0-4 Olympics Quarter-final
01 Sep 1976 Denmark v France D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 1976 Bulgaria v France D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 5
17 Nov 1976 France v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
02 Feb 1977 France v Romania W 2-0 UNOFFICIAL
23 Feb 1977 France v West Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
30 Mar 1977 Republic of Ireland v France L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
23 Apr 1977 Switzerland v France W 0-4 International Friendly
26 Jun 1977 Argentina v France D 0-0 International Friendly
30 Jun 1977 Brazil v France D 2-2 International Friendly
08 Oct 1977 France v USSR D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Nov 1977 France v Bulgaria W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
08 Feb 1978 Italy v France D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Apr 1978 France v Brazil W 1-0 International Friendly
19 May 1978 France v Tunisia W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 1978 France v Italy L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
06 Jun 1978 Argentina v France L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
10 Jun 1978 France v Hungary W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
04 Apr 1979 Czechoslovakia v France L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
02 May 1979 USA v France W 0-6 International Friendly
05 Sep 1979 Sweden v France W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Oct 1979 France v USA W 3-0 International Friendly
27 Feb 1980 France v Greece W 5-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 1980 France v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
23 May 1980 USSR v France L 1-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 1980 Cyprus v France W 0-7 FIFA World Cup Group 2
28 Oct 1980 France v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
19 Nov 1980 West Germany v France L 4-1 International Friendly
18 Feb 1981 Spain v France L 1-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 1981 Belgium v France L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
14 Oct 1981 Republic of Ireland v France L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
18 Nov 1981 France v Netherlands W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
23 Feb 1982 France v Italy W 2-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 1982 France v Peru L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 1982 France v Wales L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Jun 1982 England v France L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
21 Jun 1982 France v Kuwait W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
24 Jun 1982 Czechoslovakia v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
04 Jul 1982 France v Northern Ireland W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group D
08 Jul 1982 Germany v France L 3-3 (4-5) FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
06 Oct 1982 France v Hungary W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Nov 1982 Netherlands v France W 1-2 International Friendly
16 Feb 1983 Portugal v France W 0-3 International Friendly
23 Mar 1983 France v USSR D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 1983 Denmark v France L 3-1 International Friendly
05 Oct 1983 France v Spain D 1-1 International Friendly
29 Feb 1984 France v England W 2-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1984 France v Scotland W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1984 France v Denmark W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
16 Jun 1984 France v Belgium W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
19 Jun 1984 France v Yugoslavia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
23 Jun 1984 France v Portugal W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
27 Jun 1984 France v Spain W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Final
13 Oct 1984 Luxembourg v France W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 4
21 Nov 1984 France v Bulgaria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
08 Dec 1984 France v East Germany W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
03 Apr 1985 Yugoslavia v France D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
02 May 1985 Bulgaria v France L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
21 Aug 1985 France v Uruguay W 2-0 Inter Continental Championship
11 Sep 1985 East Germany v France L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
30 Oct 1985 France v Luxembourg W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
16 Nov 1985 France v Yugoslavia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
26 Feb 1986 France v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
22 May 1986 France v Guatemala W 8-1 Unofficial 100m
01 Jun 1986 France v Canada W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
05 Jun 1986 France v USSR D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
09 Jun 1986 France v Hungary W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
17 Jun 1986 Italy v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 1986 France v Brazil W 1-1 (4-3) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 1986 France v West Germany L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
11 Oct 1986 France v USSR L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
19 Nov 1986 East Germany v France D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
29 Apr 1987 France v Iceland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.