Tag: france

Super Robert Pirès

The rarest of talents, at his best Robert Pirès was a joy to behold, often unplayable, and the man Arsène Wenger called Arsenal’s “oil in the engine”

A-Z of the 2000s: Zinedine Zidane

Before hanging up his boots for good after the 2006 World Cup, two moments, across six years of this particular decade, defined Zinedine Zidane

A-Z of the 2000s: Thierry Henry

There are few players who define a generation as adroitly as Thierry Henry, the man who reinvented what it meant to be a striker in England

The rare genius of Raymond Kopa

Widely considered one of the greatest attacking talents in history, Raymond Kopa led Stade de Reims and Real Madrid to unprecedented heights

Names of the Nineties: David Ginola

Ginola was an enigmatic footballer who played with his heart on his sleeve – and his charisma and talent would see him become a true cult hero