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Born in 1955, Platini played for Nancy and St Etienne - where he won the French championship in 1981 - before moving to Juventus for £1.2 million in 1982 where he won the European Cup in 1985, scoring the winning penalty. One of the all time greatest creative midfielders, he scored 68 goals in 147 league games for the Italian side and was the leading scorer in Serie A for three consecutive seasons where he also won two league titles and a Cup-Winners Cup. He was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1983, 1984 and 1985 as well as World Footballer of the Year in 1985. For France he played 72 times, scoring 41 goals and won the European Championship in 1984.