Man Utd Legend Eric Cantona Selected As 2019 UEFA President’s Award Recipient

Cantona 2019 UEFA President’s Award

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 UEFA President’s Award.

Cantona will join a distinguished list of previous winners, including Eusebio, Alfredo Di Stefano and Paolo Maldini, and becomes the third former United star to receive the honour after Sir Bobby Charlton and David Beckham, who was presented with the award in 2018.

UEFA said the award ‘recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities.’

And UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who selected the Frenchman for the award, paid a glowing tribute to the 53-year-old.

“This award not only recognises his career as a player of the highest calibre, but also honours him for the person he is – a man who refuses compromise, who stands up for his values, who speaks his mind and in particular puts his heart and his soul into supporting the causes he believes in,” Ceferin said.

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Cantona will be presented with the award in Monaco on Thursday, where the Champions League group stage draw will be holding.

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