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Eric Cantona to receive the UEFA President’s Award: 29.8.2019

Points to Remember:

  • Former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona is set to be given the UEFA President’s Award at the Champions League group stage draw event in Monaco.
  • “This award not only recognises his career as a player of the highest calibre, but also honours him for the person he is,” UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said in a statement.

About Eric Cantona:

  • Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona is a French actor and former professional footballer.
  • Cantona won four Premier League titles in five years with United in the 1990s and scored 64 goals for the Old Trafford club in 143 appearances.
  • The former Auxerre, Marseille, Nimes and Leeds United player won 45 caps with France and tried his hand at acting and beach soccer following his retirement in 1997.
  • Cantona supports the Common Goal initiative, which funds soccer charities worldwide, and contributes 1% of his annual salary to the project co-founded by United’s Juan Mata.
  • Former England captain David Beckham won the award in 2018.

About UEFA President’s Award:

  • The UEFA President’s Award recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities. The accolade, first introduced by UEFA in 1998, is usually awarded annually to a football personality who is deemed to have advanced the game’s development and success
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Who has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 UEFA President’s Award? Eric Cantona
  2. Eric Cantona, who is in news recently, is related to which sport? Football
  3. UEFA President’s Award is related to which sport? Football
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