Man Utd Legend Eric Cantona To Get UEFA Award Today

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Eric Cantona
185 appearances, 82 goals for Manchester United and 45 caps for the French national team. That’s the resume of football legend of yesteryear, Eric Cantona.

As they say, it’s never too late and Europe’s football governing body, UEFA, will on Thursday honour 53-year-old Cantona with the President’s Award in Monaco at the Champions League Group stage draw.

"This award not only recognises his career as a player of the highest calibre, but also honours him for the person he is, a man who refuses compromise, who stands up for his values, who speaks his mind and, in particular, puts his heart and his soul into supporting the causes he believes in,” said UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin.

Cantona also played for Leeds United in England, along with Auxerre, Marseille and Nimes clubs in France. The United forward won four Premier League titles and two FA Cups with the ‘Red Devils’.

He retired at age 30 in 1997 and threw himself into charity work.

Cantona will now find himself on a list of winners of previous UEFA President’s Awards which includes legends such as Sir Bobby Charlton, David Beckham, Johan Cruyff, Francesco Totti, Franz Beckenbauer and Eusebio.

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