Eric Cantona

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Date of Birth May 24, 1966
Place of Birth Marseille, France
Age 54 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Eric Cantona

Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona is a French actor, director, producer, and former professional footballer. He played for Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes, and Leeds United before ending his career at Manchester United, where he won four Premier League titles in five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles. He won the league championship in seven of his last eight full seasons as a professional. At international level, he played for the French national team. A large, physically strong, hard-working, and tenacious forward who combined technical skill and creativity with power and goalscoring ability, Cantona is often regarded as having played a key role in the revival of Manchester United as a footballing force in the 1990s and having an iconic status at the club. He wore the No. 7 shirt at Manchester United, and is known for turning up his collar.

Born: Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona, May 24, 1966, Marseille, France
Occupation: Actor, former professional footballer
Children: 4
Parent(s): Albert Cantona, Éléonore Raurich
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About Eric Cantona

Actor and former soccer forward for the French national team from 1987 to 1995. He won four Premier League titles with Manchester United in the 1990s and was named PFA Players' Player of the Year in 1994 and FWA Footballer of the Year in 1996.

Before Fame

He began his youth career with the local team SO Caillolais in 1980, then went on to debut professionally for Auxerre in 1983.

Achievement

He wore the number 7 jersey for Manchester United that would later be worn by Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.

Family Life

He was married to Isabelle Ferrer whom he had two children with. He then married actress Rachida Brakni in 2007, with whom he had another two children.

Associations

He acted in the film Elizabeth, which starred Cate Blanchett.

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