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.
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.