Eric Cantona has been presented with the 2019 UEFA President’s Award in Monaco – and the iconic Frenchman modified into described by UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin as “an individual who has accomplished a lot for real”.
Cantona, the iconic feeble French global, bought the award from the UEFA President on the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League community stage blueprint in Monaco on Thursday.
The President’s Award recognises important achievements, knowledgeable excellence and exemplary non-public qualities.
Marseille-born Cantona scored 64 targets in 143 appearances for Manchester United. The 53-year-feeble modified into the catalyst who helped the club snatch their first English league title in 26 years in 1992/93, one of his four championship successes at Aged Trafford.
He furthermore represented Auxerre, Marseille and Nîmes among others in his native France, and Leeds United in England, with whom he furthermore won the domestic title in 1991/92.
Since putting up his football boots on the age of 30, he has dedicated himself to charitable causes, incomes current reward for his efforts.
Aleksander Čeferin greets Eric Cantona on the blueprint ceremony©Getty Photos
Mr Čeferin expressed his pleasure at being ready to level Cantona with the award. “Eric modified into an awesome player,” he acknowledged.
“Later, he became an actor and a commentator – but, most of all, he’s an individual who has accomplished a lot for real. He has devoted a part of his life to charity, so he completely deserves this award.”
Love Aleksander Čeferin, Cantona is a dedicated supporter of the Normal Aim initiative, which funds excessive-impact football charities worldwide. “I worship football,” the Frenchman acknowledged on receiving the award.
The pair each and every make contributions 1% of their annual wage to the mission, which modified into co-based by Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata.