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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 May 1966Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Nicknames King Cantona
Eric the Red
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Eric Cantona is most known for his skill on the soccer field. Starring at Old Trafford, Manchester United's homeground, Cantona got the nickname "The King". The controversial striker has been praised as the one who brought back the trophies to one of the world's most famous soccer clubs. Cantona is well-known for being banned from playing soccer for 8 months after kicking a fan during a match. His career at Old Trafford was like a marriage: filled with passion, and turbulent. And just as shocking as his arrival, was his departure. Out of the blue, Man Utd called for a press conferance during the summer of 1997 announcing Cantona's retirement. He felt it was time to concentrate on acting and painting. The controversial Frenchman is a gifted individual, who always will go his own ways.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Boerre

Spouse (2)

Rachida Brakni (16 June 2007 - present) (1 child)
Isabelle Ferrer (28 February 1987 - 2003) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Upturned collar on football shirt
Played number 7 for Manchester United

Trivia (14)

(1994-1995) Was banned from playing soccer for 8 months after kicking a fan during a match.
When he played football he was an expert penalty taker.
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988)..
Captain of the French Beach soccer team.
Sent off twice in four days whilst playing for Manchester United in 1994.
He scored 17 of the 19 penalties that he took for Manchester United.
Scored 80 League and Cup goals for Manchester United: 56 with his right foot, 10 with his left, and 14 with his head.
Played in 14 FA cup games for Manchester United. Never finished on the losing side.
His name is still sung by the 67,000 people at Old Trafford whenever there is a home game.
Won three soccer league titles for three different clubs, Marseille, Leeds United, and Manchester united.
Rock band Ash used a photograph of Cantona kicking a football fan for the sleeve art of their 1995 single 'Kung Fu'.
Retires from football. [May 1997]
Professional soccer player in England, UK playing with Manchester United Football Club.

Personal Quotes (2)

When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.
"I don't want to know about France. I was born there but I feel English." (Speaking in 2004)

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