🗿 Marcel Desailly: Profile of a legend
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🗿 Marcel Desailly: Profile of a legend

France legend Marcel Desailly collected winner's medals wherever he went in Europe throughout a brilliant career.

Desailly was born in Accra, Ghana on September 7th 1968. He enjoyed a 20-year professional career spanning from 1986 all the way to his retirement in 2006 where he finished his playing days in Qatar. 

Desailly was nicknamed "The Rock" because of his strength, consistency and uncompromising, tough-tackling style. He goes down as one of the finest defenders of his generation and one of the finest players to ever represent Les Bleus. He also successfully filled in as a defensive midfielder during his highly productive and successful spell at AC Milan, with the crowning moment arriving in the 1994 Champions League final, where Desailly got the better of Pep Guardiola as underdogs Milan hammered a star-studded Barcelona team 4-0 in Athens.

✈️ Club career

  • 🇫🇷 Nantes (1986-1992)
  • 🇫🇷 Marseille (1992-1993)
  • 🇮🇹 AC Milan (1993-1998)
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Chelsea (1998-2004)
  • 🇶🇦 Al Gharafa (2004-2005)
  • 🇶🇦 Qatar SC (2005-2006)

👑 Accolades

  • 🧢 116 France caps
  • 🌍 World Cup winner in 1998
  • 🇪🇺 European Champion with France in 2000
  • 🏆 Champions League (Marseille, 1993)
  • 🏆 Champions League (AC Milan, 1994)
  • 🇮🇹 2 x Serie A title winner with AC Milan
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FA Cup winner with Chelsea

Marcel Desailly has a résumé that any player would be proud of and it makes him a modern-day great.

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