Marseille (France), AC Milan (Italy), Marseille (France), AC
Milan (Italy), Chelsea (England), Al-Gharrafa (Qatar)
1998 World Cup
winner (France) 2001 Confederations Cup winner (France) 2003 Confederations Cup winner (France) 2000 European Championship winner (France) 1994 European SuperCup winner (Milan AC) 1998 European SuperCup winner (Chelsea) 1993 Champions League winner (Marseille) 1994 Champions League winner (Milan AC) 1994 Serie A Champions (Milan AC) 1996 Serie A Champions (Milan AC) 2000 FA Cup winner (Chelsea) 2000 Charity Shield winner (Chelsea) 1993 European SuperCup Finals (Milan AC) 1995 Champions League Finals (Milan AC) 1998 Italian Cup Finals (Milan AC) 2002 FA Cup Finals (Chelsea)
Marcel Desailly (born September 7, 1968 in Accra, Ghana) is a
Ghanaian football player, currently a citizen of France and a
former star for its national team, with whom he won the 1998
World Cup and Euro 2000.
Desailly moved to France after he was adopted as a young child
by a French diplomat, and began his career in FC Nantes. In
1992, he moved to Olympique de Marseille, and won the European
Cup the following year. In 1994, while a member of AC Milan, he
again won the Cup, being the first player to win the Cup in
consecutive seasons with different clubs. Although he prefers to
be a defender, he also played midfield for some time.
Desailly then moved to the English club, Chelsea FC, where he
played centre-back until the end of the 2003-04 season. After
Euro 2004, he retired from international football as the all-time
leader in appearances for France (116). He currently plays for
the Al Gharafa club in Qatar.
Desailly is considered one of the most accomplished players in
the game and one of the best players of the past two decades,
having won virtually every major team award.