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Michel Platini Biography »
Michel François Platini (born 21 June 1955) is a former French football player and manager, and the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 2007. Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, he came sixth in the FIFA Player of the Century grand jury vote, and was chosen as a member of the FIFA World Cup Dream Team. He won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1983, 1984 and 1985, which was a record jointly held with Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten and Lionel Messi until Messi won his fourth award in 2012. In 2004, he was named by Pelé as one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards Ceremony.