PLATINI

Michel Platini's fall from grace: Ballon d'Or to ousted UEFA president

1972

Platini starts his football career in his home country with Nancy, going on to also play for Saint-Etienne and Juventus.

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1981

The Frenchman during his time with Saint-Etienne.

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1984

The attacking midfielder leads France the European Championship title, and also wins his second of three consecutive Ballon d'Or awards.

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1984

The attacking midfielder leads France the European Championship title, and also wins his second of three consecutive Ballon d'Or awards.

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1992

He resigns as coach of the France national team after his side bow out in the first round of the Euros, ending a four-year spell in charge.

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1998

Platini turns himself into an accomplished football administrator and politician. He is joint head of the organising committee for the World Cup held in France and won by the hosts.

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1998

Platini turns himself into an accomplished football administrator and politician. He is joint head of the organising committee for the World Cup held in France and won by the hosts.

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2007

He becomes UEFA president, a role he would keep for more than eight years. The picture shows him during the trophy presentation at the 2008 European Championship.

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2015

Platini is given an eight-year ban from all footballing activity by FIFA, later reduced to six years, for a 'conflict of interest' over a suspect two million Swiss franc ($2 million) payment authorised by former FIFA leader Sepp Blatter.

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2016

The 60-year-old's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his ban only sees the duration cut to four years. Platini's lawyers say he will resign as president of UEFA at the organisation's next congress.

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