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Date of Birth21 Jun 1955

Playing history at FIFA tournaments

  • 35 Appearances
  • 20 Goals
  • 18 Wins 7 Draws 10 Losses
  • DebutOlympic Football Tournament Montreal 1976France 4 - 1 Mexico

Coaching history at FIFA tournaments

  • 6 Appearances
  • 2 Wins 2 Draws 2 Losses
  • DebutFIFA WC 1990 Prel. Comp. UEFAYugoslavia 3 - 2 France

He never did win the FIFA World Cup™, the ultimate prize for a footballer. In fact, it is the only trophy missing from Platini's stunning collection, but that does not detract from his status as a footballing legend. His technical ability, reading of the game, and amazing ruthlessness in front of goal made him one of the game's all-time greats.