Marcel Desailly

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MARCEL DESAILLY

REAL LIFE
Marcel Desailly (born 7 September 1968) was a defender and former national team record cap holder for France. He received 116 caps for his country and won both European Championship and World Cup winner’s medals. Desailly enjoyed European success with two different clubs in successive seasons with Marseille in 1993 and then Milan – where Fabio Capello converted him into a defensive midfielder, in 1994.

After winning two Serie A titles in Italy, he made the move to Chelsea where he cemented his reputation as one of the best defensive players of the last 30 years.
Full name
Marcel Desailly

Date of birth
7 September 1968

Place of birth
Accra, Ghana

Height
1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Playing position
Centre-back / Defensive midfielder
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Base Version

1993

After several successful seasons at FC Nantes, Marcel Desailly moved to Marseille in the summer of 1992. A strong, hardworking centre-back, Desailly excelled instantly at his new club and was rewarded with his first silverware in his first season. This came in the form of the 1992-93 Champions League title where Desailly’s Marseille side beat Milan 1-0 in the final.

Several months later, his performances earned him a move to Milan and started the next chapter of his illustrious career.
Mid Version

1998

Marcel Desailly moved to Milan at the beginning of 1994 and quickly adapted to his new surroundings. The imposing French centre-back made history in his debut season, becoming the first player to win back-to-back Champions League titles with two different clubs.

This win in 1993-94 was made all the more sweeter as Desailly scored the fourth goal in Milan’s 4-0 rout of Barcelona. Desailly won a Champions League and two Serie A titles during his highly successful spell with Milan.
Prime Version

2000

Marcel Desailly won an impressive 116 caps for France during his illustrious career, and the pinnacle of his international career came in 1998. A key part of France’s FIFA World Cup™ winning defence, Desailly was a dominant force throughout the tournament which saw Les Bleus concede just two goals in their seven matches.

Two years later, Desailly was once again a key part of the French team that won Euro 2000, beating Italy in dramatic circumstances.

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December 2019 – September 2020

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February 2020 – September 2020

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