Eric Sylvain Abidal is a French former professional footballer who played as a left back or centre back, and the director of football at FC Barcelona. In his career, he played mainly for Lyon and Barcelona, winning 18 titles with both teams combined, including two Champions League trophies with the latter. His later career was marred by a liver tumour, which resulted in a transplant. A French international across nine years, Abidal represented the nation in two World Cups – finishing second in 2006 – and Euro 2008.
About Eric Abidal
French national player who was named the LFP Defender of the Year with FC Barcelona in 2011.
He began his professional career with Lyon Duchere in 1999.
He helped France secure a second place finish at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
He married Hayet Kebir in 2007; the couple had two daughters together, Meliana and Camelia.
He joined Lionel Messi on Barcelona in 2007.
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