Monday, 11 January 2016
Juventus 1984 - No.10 Platini.
Regardless of Michel Platini's recent woes, nothing can ever take away from the fact he will be remembered as one of the best passers of a ball in history, as well as one of the best ever penalty and free kick specialists to have played the game.
Platini's career pinnacle came following his move to Italian powerhouse Juventus in 1982.
The Turin side was already packed full of Italy internationals, fresh from winning the World Cup in Spain, which made his introduction into the side quite a difficult one.
But, despite a rocky start to his Italian adventure, Platini would go on to become one of the most decorated players in Serie A history.
During his five-year spell with the Bianconeri he won the Scudetto on two ocassions (1984 and 1986), the European Cup Winners Cup and Super Cup (1984), the European Cup and Intercontinental Cup (1985) as well as finishing the league’s top scorer for three consecutive seasons between 1982 and 1985.
His personal triumphs included three straight European Footballer of the Year, Balon d'Or awards and was twice voted World Soccer magazine’s Player of the Year.
Platini did not have incredible pace or strength, nor was he renowned for being a great dribbler but he had a superb range of passing that would make any ‘trequartista’ green with envy, coupled with the finishing prowess most strikers would give up their right arm for.
He seemingly had a sixth sense when creating goals for strikers Roberto Bettega and Paolo Rossi, who thrived on the service.
With a calmness and composure, Platini scored 68 goals in 147 domestic appearance for the Old Lady. Not such a bad haul in the days when Serie A defences were as brutal as they were efficient.
Platini's playing career is one that has few equals "I played for Nancy because it was my hometown club and the best in Lorraine, for Saint-Étienne because it was the best team in France, and for Juventus because it is the best team in the world!"
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