Nationality: France
Date of Birth: 21.06.55
Mother tongue: French
Other languages: English, Italian
Place of Residence: Nyon

Confederation represented


FIFA Ex-Co member since

Other functions in football
UEFA President

UEFA President

Professional career
You can read all about Michel Platini's career in the Classic Football section.

Family and Golf

What does football mean to you?
It's a game

Which football club did you support as a child?
Ajax and St. Etienne

Did you ever have an idol in football?
Johann Cruyff

What is your fondest footballing memory?
My first 'official' game was an U-11 match between Joeuf - Homecourt. I was nine, so two years younger than everyone. I went onto the pitch at the end of the game and scored twice and we won 9-0.

What has been your biggest disappointment in football?