Eric Cantona: the 7 most iconic quotes from the man himself

Eric Cantona lines up ahead of a fixture for the French national team in the 1990s
(Image credit: Remi BENALI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Eric Cantona has never been shy. The Frenchman always acted on instinct on the field, as the limelight seemed to naturally drift towards his unmistakable silhouette. 

And things were rarely different in the post-match interviews and sit-down chats that Cantona graced his public with. With a ball at his feet, he was thoughtful: sat in front of a microphone, he was just as considered. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.