Thursday, May 24, 2012

Eric Cantona The Legend of France (King Eric)

Eric The King

Éric Daniel Pierre Cantona born on 24th may 1966 is a french famous international footballer. He is a legend of France. He also played for the red devils Manchester United for 5 years. He was a star forward for Manchester United. He was born in Marseille, France. He also played for the clubs Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes and Leeds United. At Man U he wore 7 number T-shirt.

Eric Cantona Success

Eric cantona played for the Manchester united where he scored 64 goals in 144 matches. He also won 4 premier league title and 2 FA cups in 5 consecutive years for Man U. He played for the french national team during 1987 to 1995. He scored 20 goals for France in 45 matches. He was one of the most popular forward in Man U. Man U fans called him the "King Eric" during his stay at old trafford. After finishing his career as a footballer he also acted in few movies such as " Looking for Eric" and " Elizabeth ". HE also debuted him self as a stage actor in 2010. In 2011, Cantona joined the revived New York Cosmos as Director of Soccer. In his early career cantona played as Goalkeeper at SO Caillolais club. Cantona was always praised as a iconic player at Man U. He played very crucial and important role in revival of Manchester United as a football giant. He was also announced the best ever footballer for Man U by inside United magazine. He was also famous for his bad discipline in the game. He also assaulted a fan in 1995.
Eric Was a True Legend in every Sense whether he played for France or Manchester united.

Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
1983–1988 Auxerre 82 (23)
1985–1986 Martigues 15 (4)
1988–1991 Marseille 40 (13)
1989 Bordeaux 11 (6)
1989–1990 Montpellier 33 (10)
1991 Nimes 16 (2)
1992 Leeds United 28 (9)
1992–1997 Manchester United 144 (64)


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