Euros legends: How Michel Platini SHOULD be remembered, following his France masterclasses in 1984

Michel Platini
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It’s unfortunate that when you think of Michel Platini and the European Championships today, the contentious format of Euro 2020 probably comes to mind first. That multi-host idea was his baby.

Really, we should all sit back and revel in his magnifique midfield exploits at Euro 84, one of the finest tournament displays by a team and individual player. Eventually Diego Maradona took the undisputed crown with his one-man show in 1986, but for two glorious years Platini was le Roi.

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