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  Michel Platini Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Michel Platini (June 21, 1955, Jœuf, Département Meurthe-et-Moselle) is a former French football player, widely regarded as one of the most elegant midfielders of his generation.
Platini was one of the greatest passers of the ball in the history of the game, and, despite nominally a midfielder, also an outstanding goalscorer.
Platini was, together with François-Cyrille Grange, the lighter of the Olympic Flame at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Platini was part of the French national team that won the 1984 European Championship, a tournament in which he was the best player and top goalscorer.
Platini performed poorly in the final of the 1969 young footballers' competition, but at 16 years of age he attracted attention in a Coupe Gambardella tournament match with an impressive display for JÅ“uf juniors against a Metz junior side.
Platini won a French league title in 1981, but was on a losing Saint-Étienne side in two French Cup finals, against Bastia in 1981 and against Paris Saint-Germain in 1982, in what was his last match for the club before joining Juventus.
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 MICHEL PLATINI - International Football Hall of Fame
Michel Platini was beyond compare as a creative mid-fielder, his record of 68 goals in 147 league games for Juventus is remarkable.
Michel Platini is only the second player (after Johan Cruyff) to win three European Footballer of the Year awards.
Platini is recognised as the greatest scorer in the history of the French national team.
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 The Raw Story | Michel Platini is elected UEFA boss By Arne Richter
Dusseldorf- Michel Platini completed a transformation from European football star to the continent's top official on Friday when he was elected UEFA president.
Platini won a secret ballot against Lennart Johansson of Sweden among the 52 member federations at the UEFA Congress with a 27-23 majority.
Platini, 51, is the seventh president of UEFA and the second Frenchman to hold the post, following Jacques George, who held the job 1983-1990.
rawstory.com /news/2006/Michel_Platini_is_elected_UEFA_boss_01262007.html   (479 words)

 Michel Platini defeats incumbent Johansson to become UEFA chief | CP
Platini promised to move quickly on the issue that had been the centerpiece of his campaign - to limit the number of clubs one country can send to the lucrative Champions League to three.
Platini was Europe's only three-time player of the year (1983-1985), captained France to the European Championship title in 1984 and twice led the national team to the World Cup semifinals.
Platini had traveled widely to canvass support and was believed to have received the backing of smaller nations.
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 BBC SPORT | Football | Europe | Great player turns political force
Platini struck the winner from the penalty spot in the 1-0 win and was criticised for his excessive celebrations, though he later said the players had not been told during the game of the exact seriousness of the tragedy.
Platini was born in Joeuf, France, on 21 June 1955, the son of Aldo, an immigrant stonemason from Piedmont in Italy.
Nancy were relegated in 1974 after Platini suffered a double fracture of his left arm, but he led them to promotion the year after, netting 17 goals in the process and gaining a reputation as a dead-ball specialist.
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 Independent Online Edition > European   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Yes, Michel Platini was installed as the seventh president of Uefa with a warning that sent financial controllers at the Premiership's big four into an alarmist mode of foreboding; but that was no real surprise.
Platini's victory, by 27 votes to 23, ended 17 years of recovery, growth and prosperity under the amiable old Swede and also saw English replaced by French as the first language of the Continental game.
Michel said this because he is a football man and it came from his heart.
sport.independent.co.uk /football/european/article2192929.ece   (495 words)

 The Raw Story | Michel Platini now eyes European pinnacle off the pitch
Dusseldorf- Michel Platini aims to crown his achievements in European football with election to the post of UEFA president.
Platini captained France to the Euro 1984 title and was voted European Footballer of the Year three times in a row 1983-1985.
Platini won 72 caps for France 1976-1987, highlighted by the Euro title 1984 in France where he was also tournament top scorer with nine goals.
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 Platini Michel - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Platini, Michel (1955- ), French footballer, the only player to be voted European Footballer of the Year three years in succession (1983-1985).
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 The new king of European football | News | Guardian Unlimited Football
The image of Platini as the son of an immigrant Italian labourer with no roots in France was always one he railed against.
While the memories that stay most strongly in the imagination are those of Platini moving with vigour and precision rather than standing in front of the media, he could light up any conversation with views that reflected a wider hinterland.
Platini's footballing life started in Nancy and was always going to be attached to the rolling ball.
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 Worldwide Soccer information at SoccerNetUsa.com | The Center of Soccer Tournaments and World Cup Soccer 2006
An image which lingers is Platini the captain holding the hand of the unconscious Patrick Battiston as he was carried away on a stretcher.
Platini was at the peak of his powers in 1984, leading the French to their first major international honour, on home soil, at the UEFA European Championship.
Wearing the famous fl-and-white stripes of the Old Lady, Platini accumulated a host of titles and honours: two Italian Championships, one Coppa Italia, one UEFA Cup-Winners' Cup, one European Super Cup, one UEFA Champions League and one Intercontinental Cup…he was also the 'capocannoniere' (leading goalscorer) in Italy and 'Ballon d'or' winner for three consecutive seasons.
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 Michel Platini elected UEFA president - India News
Michel Platini of France completed a transformation from European football legend to the continent's top official Friday when he was elected president of the UEFA, European football's governing body.
Platini, 51, is the seventh president of the UEFA and the second Frenchman to hold the post, following Jacques George, who was in office 1983-1990.
Platini named the presidency 'a big adventure' and called for unity among the UEFA members, saying he needed the support of Johansson and the federations, which had backed Johansson.
www.indiaenews.com /europe/20070126/37088.htm   (651 words)

 ATL World Cup Soccer. All the top world soccer news daily. News from international soccer. Euro 2004, champion's ...
When he was a teenager Michel Platini had to live with the unflattering nickname "fatty", a sobriquet soon forgotten after he matured into one of the greatest footballers Europe has ever seen.
Such was Michel Platini's spectacular destiny that on the pitch he was without peers, while today he is an important figure in world football following his key role in the organisation of the 1998 World Cup in France.
Platini helped France enjoy a golden period in their history when he guided them to 4th place in the World Cup in Spain (1982) and 3rd place in Mexico (1986), campaigns which included two legendary matches against West Germany in Seville and Brazil in Guadalajara.
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 Planet World Cup - Legends - Michel Platini
Platini was rewarded with a place on France's 1978 World Cup squad, but the team failed to reach the second phase drawn in a tough group with hosts Argentina and Italy.
In 1986, Platini's cool chip against Italy in the second round laid the foundation for advancement, and his equalizing goal against Brazil in the very next round was sidefooted into the open net after a smart run into the box.
Michel Platini retired from the game, still a young man, just shy of his 32nd birthday in 1987 after 680 official career appearances and 368 goals of which 72 matches and 41 goals were with France.
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 RTÉ Sport: Platini to push Champions League reforms
Michel Platini celebrated being voted in as the new UEFA president and then announced he will push ahead with controversial changes to the Champions League.
Platini, who won a tough contest against incumbent Lennart Johansson, will present proposals in April which from 2009-10 would limit the number of clubs in Europe's elite competition to three from any one country.
Platini has tried to appeal to the smaller countries and also supported a proposal by the Scottish FA for UEFA to carry out a feasibility study into expanding the European Championships finals to 24 teams.
www.rte.ie /sport/2007/0126/platinim.html   (841 words)

 FAI.ie - Michel Platini was impressed with All-Ireland hurling final   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Michel Platini and his wife attended the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park on Sunday between Kilkenny and Cork in the company of the Chief Executive of the FAI, Mr.
Platini, whose genius in midfield helped France win the European Championship in 1984, is an executive member of FIFA and UEFA and is currently in Ireland as a guest of the FAI.
Platini, who headed the French FA organising committee of the World Cup in 1998, is regarded as a likely future candidate for one of the top jobs with FIFA and UEFA.
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 Ases del Mundo: Michel Platini : Grande entre los grandes - Los mejores jugadores de los mundiales de futbol
Platini empezó su carrera en las ligas regionales del fútbol francés y fue escalando a través de la maraña de categorías y equipos hasta llegar a la selección francesa.
Dotado de una técnica exquisita Platini podía lanzar un pase de cuarenta metros al pie de un compañero desmarcado después de haber regateado a tres rivales.
Ese mismo año, 1984, Platini hizo a su país campeón de Europa gracias a sus goles a balón parado, a su dirección del juego y a su talento.
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 Michel Platini
Platini has often been described as "the lead violin in a sophisticated string quartet", and it was in this tournament that he was seen at his breathtaking best, aided and abetted by his midfield companions Alain Giresse, Jean Tigana and Luiz Fernandez.
Platini's brown eyes are alive with excitement, as he recalls some of the great moments and matches in which he has taken part.
At the tournament's final whistle, the sight of Platini celebrating in his French team-shirt is one of the enduring memories of the post-final celebrations.
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 TheFA.com - Platini inspires home win   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Captain Michel Platini of Juventus was France's inspiration and heartbeat throughout the fortnight of competition.
Platini, the European Footballer of the Year, blasted a shot past Qvist to send the Parc des Princes crowd into raptures.
Michel Platini stepped up to take the kick which the Spanish 'keeper Luis Arconada somehow fumbled, thereby allowing the ball to roll agonisingly over the line.
www.thefa.com /Euro2004/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2004/06/PastMasters_MichelPlatini.htm   (342 words)

 CNNSI.com - CNNSI.com's complete coverage of the FIFA World Cup - World Cup Hall of Fame: Michel Platini - Tuesday May ...
Platini was the player of his generation, leading France to two World Cup semifinals.
Although he has never won the World Cup, Michel Platini is widely regarded as the greatest French player of all time.
The grandson of an Italian immigrant, Platini was born in Joeuf in 1955 and made his full international debut against Czechoslovakia in 1976.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/world/2002/world_cup/hof/platini   (281 words)

 BBC SPORT | Football | Europe | Platini elected as Uefa president
Platini revealed he would push on with his plans to re-shape the Champions League, with his sights set on the new format starting in 2009.
Platini said he was proposing salaries be no more than "something like 50-60% of turnover" but insisted what he envisaged was "not a salary cap".
The election result was close - had Platini won two fewer votes he would not have achieved an absolute majority of the 50 valid votes and a second ballot would have been held.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/football/europe/6284365.stm   (672 words)

 The Sun Online - Football: Henry wrong to snub Barca bid
France legend Platini reckons the Arsenal skipper made one of the biggest mistakes of his career by snubbing the Catalan giants in the summer.
Platini, 51, said: “I sincerely believe he made a mistake in not signing for Barcelona.
But Platini admits Henry’s decision to stick with Arsenal was a mark of his commitment to put the club ahead of money and personal gain.
www.thesun.co.uk /article/0,,2002390000-2006510240,00.html   (798 words)

 Platini takes over as UEFA president   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
French soccer great Michel Platini was elected UEFA president on Friday, defeating Swedish incumbent Lennart Johansson to become head of European soccer's governing body.
Platini, 51, won 27-23, with two invalid votes, in a secret ballot of UEFA's 52 federations, ousting the 77-year-old Johansson after 17 years of heading world soccer's biggest regional body.
Platini wants to cut the maximum number of clubs from England, Spain and Italy in the Champions League by one, to three.
www.cbc.ca /sports/soccer/story/2007/01/26/soccer-platini.html   (1569 words)

 FUTBOLPERUANO.COM: Michel Platini, elegido nuevo presidente de la UEFA
Platini obtuvo la mayoría absoluta en la primera vuelta al lograr 27 votos a favor frente a 23 sufragios por el presidente saliente y dos votos nulos.
Tras la elección Platini agradeció a todos aquellos que lo apoyaron durante la campaña y pidió al congreso que eligiese por aclamación a Johansson como presidente honorífico de la organización.
Además, la intervención del presidente de la FIFA, Joseph Blatter, a favor de Platini -primero a través de declaraciones de prensa y luego con un discurso ante el congreso de la UEFA- había molestado visiblemente a Johansson.
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