Michel Platini

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Michel Platini
Michel Platini 2010 (cropped).jpg
Platini in 2010
6th President of UEFA
In office
26 January 2007 – 21 December 2015
Preceded byLennart Johansson
Succeeded byÁngel María Villar (acting)
Aleksander Čeferin
Personal details
Born
Michel François Platini[1]

(1955-06-21) 21 June 1955 (age 67)[2]
Jœuf, France
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
OccupationFootballer
Manager
Football administrator

Association football career
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1966–1972 AS Jœuf
1972 Nancy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1979 Nancy 181 (98)
1979–1982 Saint-Étienne 104 (58)
1982–1987 Juventus 147 (68)
Total 432 (224)
National team
1975–1976 France Olympic 7 (4)
1976–1987 France[3] 72 (41)
1988 Kuwait[4] 1 (0)
Teams managed
1988–1992 France
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michel François Platini (born 21 June 1955) is a retired French footballer. He was the president of UEFA between 2007 and 2015. In 2015, he was banned from football due to ethics violations.[5] He is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.[6][7] He was the all-time top scorer for France between June 19, 1984 (when he overtook Just Fontaine's record) and October 17, 2007 (when Thierry Henry became France's top scorer).

As a player, he played for Nancy-Lorraine, A.S. Saint-Étienne, and Juventus. He won 3 Ballon d'Ors as a player (1983, 1984, 1985).

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nancy 1972–73 Division 1 4 2 4 2
1973–74 21 2 3 0 24 2
1974–75 Division 2 32 17 6 13 38 30
1975–76 Division 1 31 22 7 6 38 28
1976–77 38 25 1 0 39 25
1977–78 36 18 10 7 46 25
1978–79 19 12 5 3 24 15
Total 181 98 32 29 213 127
Saint-Étienne 1979–80 Division 1 33 16 7 5 7 5 47 26
1980–81 35 20 10 5 7 4 52 29
1981–82 36 22 8 5 2 0 46 27
Total 104 58 25 15 16 9 145 82
Juventus 1982–83 Serie A 30 16 9 7 9 5 48 28
1983–84 28 20 7 3 8 2 43 25
1984–85 30 18 9 4 9 7 48 29
1985–86 30 12 6 1 6 3 42 16
1986–87 29 2 8 1 4 2 41 5
Total 147 68 39 16 36 19 222 103
Career total 432 224 96 60 52 28 580 312

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[8][9]
National team Year Apps Goals
France 1976 5 4
1977 7 2
1978 6 4
1979 4 2
1980 6 5
1981 4 2
1982 10 4
1983 4 1
1984 10 13
1985 6 2
1986 9 2
1987 1 0
Total 72 41
Scores and results list France's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Platini goal.
List of international goals scored by Michel Platini[9]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 27 March 1976 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Czechoslovakia 2–0 2–2 Friendly
2 1 September 1976 Idrætspark, Copenhagen, Denmark  Denmark 1–1 1–1 Friendly
3 9 October 1976 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria  Bulgaria 1–0 2–2 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 17 November 1976 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Republic of Ireland 1–0 2–0 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 23 April 1977 Charmilles Stadium, Geneva, Switzerland   Switzerland 1–0 4–0 Friendly
6 16 November 1977 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Bulgaria 2–0 3–1 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 8 February 1978 Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy  Italy 2–2 2–2 Friendly
8 1 April 1978 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Brazil 1–0 1–0 Friendly
9 19 May 1978 Stadium Nord, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France  Tunisia 1–0 2–0 Friendly
10 6 June 1978 Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Argentina 1–1 1–2 1978 FIFA World Cup
11 5 September 1979 Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden  Sweden 2–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 1980 qualification
12 10 October 1979 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  United States 1–0 3–0 Friendly
13 27 February 1980 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Greece 2–1 5–1 Friendly
14 3–1
15 11 October 1980 Tsirio Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus  Cyprus 2–0 7–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
16 3–0
17 28 October 1980 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Republic of Ireland 1–0 2–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
18 14 October 1981 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland  Republic of Ireland 2–3 2–3 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
19 18 November 1981 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Netherlands 1–0 2–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
20 23 February 1982 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Italy 1–0 2–0 Friendly
21 21 June 1982 Estadio José Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain  Kuwait 2–0 4–1 1982 FIFA World Cup
22 8 July 1982 Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain  West Germany 1–1 3–3(p) 1982 FIFA World Cup
23 10 November 1982 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Netherlands 2–1 2–1 Friendly
24 7 September 1983 Idrætspark, Copenhagen, Denmark  Denmark 1–1 1–3 Friendly
25 29 February 1984 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  England 1–0 2–0 Friendly
26 2–0
27 12 June 1984 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Denmark 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 1984
28 16 June 1984 Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes, France  Belgium 1–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 1984
29 4–0
30 5–0
31 19 June 1984 Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France  Yugoslavia 1–1 3–2 UEFA Euro 1984
32 2–1
33 3–1
34 23 June 1984 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France  Portugal 3–2 3–2 UEFA Euro 1984
35 27 June 1984 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Spain 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 1984
36 13 October 1984 Stade Municipal, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 2–0 4–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
37 21 November 1984 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Bulgaria 1–0 1–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
38 16 November 1985 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  Yugoslavia 1–0 2–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
39 2–0
40 17 June 1986 Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City, Mexico  Italy 1–0 2–0 1986 FIFA World Cup
41 21 June 1986 Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico  Brazil 1–1 1(p)–1 1986 FIFA World Cup

Honours[change | change source]

Player[change | change source]

Nancy

Saint-Étienne

Juventus

France

Individual

Manager[change | change source]

Individual

Orders[change | change source]

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Michel Platini, "Ma vie comme un match", 1987

References and notes[change | change source]

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Further reading[change | change source]

  • Tournon Philippe, Platini, le football en fête, Paris, Alta Sport, 1977
  • Collectif, Michel Platini : l'album photos, Paris, PAC, December 1982

Other websites[change | change source]