The rock. Thus it was known Marcel Desailly. A strong midfield and imposing physique, It was campeón World Cup 1998 and the European Championship 2000 France despite being born in Accra, the capital of Ghana. He was a player ahead of its time and in the 90, he was a midfielder “Box to Box” as you like to say today that kind of midfielder who attacks and defends equally.
Marcel Desailly, He began his career at Nantes in 1986 where he remained until 1992 year that was signed by Marseille, with whom he won the European Cup controversy 1993. His great season, It earned him to be signed by one of the largest in Europe, Milan, where he repeated award a year later after thrashing by Barcelona of Johan Cruyff 4-0 in the final in Athens 1994.
In this way, Marcel Desailly He became the first player winning the European Cup two seasons, but with two different teams. In Milan he remained until 1998 winning the Serie A League Titles. In 1998, France after winning the World Championship in his own country, Desailly was signed for Chelsea, where it remained until 2004, winning ; F.A Cup; Charity Shield and European Super Cup. Then he went to Qatar where he finished his career.
As we have said before, despite being born in Ghana, in full Africa, had French nationality. International with the Gauls, Desailly participated in two World (1998 Y 2002), two European Championships (1996 Y 2000) and two Confederations Cup (2001 Y 2003). With him on the field, France won the World 1998, the European Championship 2000 and both editions of the Confederations Cup. La Roca participated in 116 encounters with the 'Bleus’ and marked 3 goals.
A midfielder ahead of its time
all-rounder, acted as defense and as a defensive midfielder in principle but with very good arrival thanks largely to its enormous physical power. The nickname “The rock” It was not in vain because Desailly reaches 1,88 cm and its stage as an elite athlete, muscularly was a marvel of nature. Quite a physical marvel unfolding all over the field, what made him unbridgeable.
World Player of fame, He participated in virtually all commercial of the time like this Adidas ad. A player who fit worth remembering.