#9 Michel Platini
His modest nickname, Le Roi (The King), tells you all about Michel Platini’s playstyle. He wasn’t just a great footballer – he was also the man to lead his national side.
He won the Ballon d’Or 3 times during his career and has been named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour for his services to the game.
He’s won Serie A, the European Championship, starred in two World Cup semi-finals and for a long time was France’s record goal scorer despite his role as a playmaker rather than a striker. He’s still holding the record for the most goals scored in European Championship football, even though he only appeared in one European Cup tournament.