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Eric Cantona

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Net worth 2018: $145 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Marseille
Country: French
BirthDay: 24 May 1966
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.88 m

Eric Cantona was bornon 24 May 1966 in Marseille, French. Eric Cantona was one of the most dashing football players in the history of French and English football. He initially started from local clubs in France and upon coming to differences with French football scenario, he turned to England. His football career in England lasted for 6 glorious years, in which he scored many goals and became notorious for his aggression on the football field. After achieving many accolades and popularity on football field, he took an early retirement from the sport in 1997 at a very young age of 30. He has sometimes shown his regret at taking that decision, in various interviews, saying that he might have retired from the football at the time when his career was only accelerating. But he did not stop in his life just there. Since his retirement, he has taken part in many social activities and has coached France’s beach football team. He is now a well-known French actor and has acted, produced and directed many English and French movies. Cantona’s dream is to one day manage the Manchester United team, the team he played for in England, and change the face of football.


$145 Million


In 2012, he supported the campaign for the release of the Palestinian footballer Mohmoud Sarsak


Cantona encouraged people to withdraw their money from banks and shun retail banks during the 2010 protests in France


In 2009, he co-starred and co-produced films like ‘French Film’ and ‘Looking for Eric’


In 2008, he made a special appearance in the famous Hollywood film called ‘Jack Says’


In 2005, he coached French beach football team that won the inaugural FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Rio de Janeiro


In 2002, he directed a French film called ‘Apporte-moi ton amour’


In 1998, he worked as an actor in the English film called ‘Elizabeth’


In 1997, he announced his retirement from football at the age of 30


During the same time, Cantona was selected as the captain of Manchester United for the season of 1996-97, due to the departure of Steve Bruce to Birmingham City


In 1995, in a match against Crystal Palace, Cantona kicked off Richard Shaw, after Richard pulled his shirt while playing the game


In 1994, he was voted as the PFA Player of the year


In 1993, he was fined by FA Cup for spitting on a Leeds fan, at his first game in Elland Road with Manchester United


In 1992, he came out of his retirement and played for Sheffield Wednesday but walked out of it after being asked to stay in it for a week more


On 16 December 1991 Cantona declared his early retirement from the French football


In 1989, during a friendly game against Torpedo Moscow, he kicked the ball in the direction of the crowd and ripped off his shirt and threw it away, his club banned him for a month on the account


Cantona’s first wife was Isabelle Ferrer and they had two children together, Raphael (born in 1988) and Josephine (born in 1995)


In 1987, he was fined for the first time when he punched his own team mate, Bruno Martini, in the face and gave him a black eye


In 1986, he signed his first professional contract with Auxerre


In 1984, he got into national service after putting his football career on the hold


In 1983, he played for a professional football club for the first time, named Auxerre


His grandfather from his mother’s side fought the armies of General Franco in the Spanish Civil War, 1938

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