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The biography and career of football legend Michel Platini (Part 2)

In French football, Platini was the best player and top scorer when he helped the French team win Euro 1984 and finished third in 1986. Michel Platini – Jean Tigana – Alain Giresse – Luis Fernandez then formed “Magic quartet” in the midfield of the French team makes all opponents terrified.

At the club level, playing for Les Chardons (Nancy’s nickname) helped Platini improve a lot. He has honed his free-kick skills, the weapon that helped the midfielder in 1955 with Zico become the world’s most dangerous player in dead ball situations.

In three years with Saint-Étienne, Platini won only 1 Ligue 1 title in the 1980/1981 season. However, at the 1982 World Cup after his final season for Saint-Étienne ended, France’s most revered athlete took his performances and reputation to new heights. At that time, all had to admit he was the best player in the world.

Michel Platini became the first player to win the European Golden Ball three times in a row

His top career was associated with Juventus when he won the Serie A two seasons, 1983-1984, 1985-1986, and took the throne in the Champions League in 1984-1985. He became the first player to win the European Golden Ball three times in a row. A glorious career among the players who made their name in world football history.

Michel Platini became the first player to win the European Golden Ball three times in a row

The most memorable of Platini’s career is probably not the Euro 1984 championship but the European Cup final in Brussels. In a pre-match confrontation between Juventus and Liverpool fans at Heysel, where safety conditions were not met, a wall collapsed, killing 39 fans, and injuring six hundred.

The match was not postponed but played late with the only goal scored from Platini’s penalty kick. The person who created the penalty was none other than Boniek, the striker paired with him at Juve at the time. Glad to win the first European Cup in history, but Juventus players have been criticized for celebrating on the bones of the fans.

Michel Platini officially left his football career at the age of 32

On April 29, 1987, in the Euro 1988 qualifying match against Iceland, Michel Platini played his last match under the blue shirt. A month later, when bringing Juventus to the Serie A championship, Michel Platini officially said goodbye to the pitch. It was the match against Brescia in Serie A rain on May 29, 1987.

Without Michel Platini, Juventus and France’s achievements fell without braking. The French team was absent in two consecutive football festivals, the 1990 and 1994 World Cups. Juventus-lacking-Platini was languishing in waiting for the Serie A championship for 8 years.

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The biography and career of football legend Michel Platini (Part 1)

Let’s look back at the biography and career of a French football player, some of the world’s 10 legends.

Michel Platini was born on June 21, 1955, in the village of Jœuf, northeastern France. Platini came from an Italian family who immigrated to France. Platini’s grandfather left Piemonte at the end of World War I for Lothringen and worked as a bricklayer. His father Michel Platini, Mr. Aldo Platini, is a former player and football coach. It was Mr. Aldo who was instrumental in arousing his son’s football potential.

There is something that few people know that the reason why Platini can move the ball flexibly and flexibly like a samba dancer is that he grew up from street football. Thanks to the years of traveling on the streets, Platini had the serenity of a grass-field artist, unlike his peers who were hardened in football academies from too early.

It was not until the age of 11, that is, after 6 years of playing on the street, that Platini joined the local football club AS Joeuf.

Magnificent competition of Michel Platini

Platini helped France win Euro tournament 1984, in which he was also the best player and top scorer. During his career as a player, Platini has played for the clubs’ Nancy, Saint-Étienne, and Juventus, scoring 224 goals in 432 games.

Michel Platini became the first player to win the European Golden Ball three times in a row

He was a member of the French team to win the European Championship in 1984, a tournament in which he was also the best player and top scorer. Michel Platini once held the scoring record in the French shirt color (41 goals) before being broken by Thierry Henry in 2007.

Speaking of Platini is talking about one of the brightest natural talents on the pitch that few people in history can match. Wearing the iconic number 10 shirt, he is one of the three greatest playmakers of the late 70s and early 80s of the 20th century.

Together with Diego Maradona and Zico, the man with the nickname Le Roi (King) is considered the best player in Europe at that time. Platini is the former continent’s answer to an outstanding attacking midfielder before the unrivaled talent of the South American duo mentioned above.