Probably one of the most skilful players of all time, Michel Platini led the French national team to the semi-finals of the World Cup in 1982 and 1986 and to victory in the European Championship in 1984.
|Full name||Michel François Platini|
|Date of birth||21 June 1955|
|Place of birth||Jœuf, France|
After playing for Nancy and St Etienne where he won the French Championnat in 1980-81, it was with Juventus in Italy that he obtained his greatest successes in club football.
With Juventus, Platini won the Champions League in 1984-85 (runner-up in 1982-83), one European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983-84 and two Serie A (1983-84 and 1985-86).
According to the all-time ranking published in 2009, Michel Platini was elected by fans best Bianconero of all time.
Platini is the first footballer to win the Ballon d’Or three times in a row (1983, 1984 and 1985) and was selected for the FIFA World Team of the XX Century.