Napoli (Italy), Nimes (???), Saint Etienne (France), Auxerre (France),
FC Barcelona (Spain), Olympique Marseille (France), Inter Milan
(Italy), Manchester United (England)
Laurent Blanc (born November 19, 1965 in Ales) is a French
football defender, who scored the first golden goal in World Cup
history in the 1998 World Cup.
In his club career from 1983 to 2003, Blanc played for
Montpellier, Napoli, Nimes, Saint Etienne, Auxerre, Barcelona,
Olympique Marseille, Inter Milan, and Manchester United.
For France, Blanc won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. Overall,
he recorded 97 caps and scored 16 goals for his country, a very
large number for a defender. The most important of those must be
the first ever World Cup golden goal, in the second round
against Paraguay on June 28, 1998. Blanc also played in Euro 92
and Euro 96.