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Eric Cantona

Biography

Actor and past soccer forwards for the People from france national group from 1987 to 1995. He received four Premier Little league game titles with Manchester United within the 1990s and was called PFA Players’ Participant of the entire year in 1994 and FWA Footballer of the entire year in 1996. He started his youth profession with the neighborhood group SO Caillolais in 1980, after that continued to debut expertly for Auxerre in 1983. He used the quantity 7 shirt for Manchester United that could later be put on by Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham. He was wedded to Isabelle Ferrer whom he previously two kids with. Then married celebrity Rachida Brakni in 2007, with whom he previously another two kids. He acted within the film Elizabeth, which starred Cate Blanchett.

Quick Facts


Full Name Eric Cantona
Date Of Birth May 24, 1966
Place Of Birth Marseille, France
Height 1.88 m
Weight 88 kg
Profession Soccer Player
Nationality Spanish, French, Algerian
Spouse Rachida Brakni, Isabelle Ferrer
Children Raphael Cantona, Josephine Cantona, Selma Cantona, Émir Cantona
Parents Albert Cantona, Éléonore Raurich
Siblings Joël Cantona, Jean-Marie Cantona
Movies Looking for Eric, You and the Night, The Salvation, Elizabeth, The Overeater, French Film, Mookie, Happiness Is in the Field, Jack Says, Children of the Marshlands, Les rois du monde, Papillon noir, The Car Keys, Marie & the Misfits, Porn in the Hood, Hip Moves, Le deuxième souffle, Switch, De force, The High Life, Delit De Fuite, It's Our Life!, La liste, Apporte-moi ton amour, Une belle histoire, Question D'honneur, Looking For Rio, Etreinte, Together Is Too Much, Something About Beckham
TV Shows The Football Years
Star Sign Gemini

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1Professional soccer player in England, UK playing with Manchester United Football Club. [1996]
2Retires from football. [May 1997]
3Rock band Ash used a photograph of Cantona kicking a football fan for the sleeve art of their 1995 single 'Kung Fu'.
4Won three soccer league titles for three different clubs, Marseille, Leeds United, and Manchester united.
5His name is still sung by the 67,000 people at Old Trafford whenever there is a home game.
6Played in 14 FA cup games for Manchester United. Never finished on the losing side.
7Scored 80 League and Cup goals for Manchester United: 56 with his right foot, 10 with his left, and 14 with his head.
8He scored 17 of the 19 penalties that he took for Manchester United.
9Sent off twice in four days whilst playing for Manchester United in 1994.
10Captain of the French Beach soccer team.
11Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988)..
12When he played football he was an expert penalty taker.
13Brother of Joël Cantona and Jean-Marie Cantona.
14(1994-1995) Was banned from playing soccer for 8 months after kicking a fan during a match.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marie et les naufragés2016Antoine
Les rois du monde2015Jacky Chichinet
The Salvation2014Corsican
Délit de fuite2013TV MoviePaul
Les rencontres d'après minuit2013L'Étalon (as Éric Cantona)
Les mouvements du bassin2012Michel, le veilleur de nuit
Les Kaïra2012L'entraîneur de foot
Etreinte2011ShortEric
De force2011Manuel Makarov
Switch2011/IDamien Forgeat
Ensemble, c'est trop2010Gérard
La liste2009TV MovieMichaël Lombardi
Looking for Eric2009Lui-même (Eric Cantona)
French Film2008Thierry Grimandi
Jack Says2008Man At Bar
Papillon noir2008TV MovieJack
Le deuxième souffle2007Alban
Lisa et le pilote d'avion2006Fando
Une belle histoire2005
La vie est à nous!2005Pierre (L'oiseau bleu)
Les clefs de bagnole2003Un comédien qui refuse de tourner avec Laurent
L'outremangeur2003Le commissaire Séléna
La grande vie!2001Joueur de pétanque 2
Les enfants du marais1999Jo Sardi
Mookie1998Antoine Capella
Elizabeth1998Monsieur de Foix
Question d'honneur1997Short
Eleven Men Against Eleven1995TV MoviePlayer (uncredited)
Happiness Is in the Field1995Lionel - un rugbyman

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les rebelles du foot2012TV Movie documentary co-producer
Looking for Istanbul2012TV Movie documentary producer
Looking for Eric2009executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Foot et immigration, 100 ans d'histoire commune2014TV Movie documentary
Apporte-moi ton amour2002Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Looking for Eric2009musician: trumpret

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ITV Sport: Euro 20162016TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
C à vous2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
Looking for Alger2015Documentary
Vivement dimanche prochain2011-2015TV SeriesHimself
Foot et immigration, 100 ans d'histoire commune2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2005-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Un soir à la Tour Eiffel2014TV SeriesHimself
Looking for Rio2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Class of 922013DocumentaryHimself
Looking for Athènes2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Les rebelles du foot2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Éric Cantona)
Looking for Barcelona2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Thé ou café2012TV SeriesHimself
Looking for Istanbul2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Looking for Buenos Aires2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Looking for Milano2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Eric Cantona: Looking for Manchester2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Looking for Manchester2010TV Movie documentary
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cinema 32009TV SeriesHimself
The 2009 European Film Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Fabulous Picture Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2009TV SeriesHimself
TV Festival Du Cannes 20092009TV MovieHimself
L'hebdo cinéma2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Tout le monde en parle2001-2005TV SeriesHimself
Campus, le magazine de l'écrit2004TV Series documentaryHimself
En aparté2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Comme au cinéma2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Manchester United: The Official History 1878-20022002Video documentaryHimself (Forward 1992-97)
The Football Years2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Les enfants de la télé2001TV SeriesHimself
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
Les guignols, les dix premières années1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
United in the 90's1999Video documentaryLe King / Himself
Les Enfoirés1998TV SeriesHimself
Surprise sur prise1995TV SeriesHimself
Champs-Elysées1990TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When Football Changed Forever2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Leeds United
Eric2016Documentary shortHimself
Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success2015TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
90s Greatest2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s2012TV MovieHimself
The Greatest Footie Ads Ever2012TV MovieHimself
Football Focus2011TV SeriesHimself
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis'2009VideoHimself
Stan Collymore: Confessions of a Premiership Footballer2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Story of Football2002Video documentaryHimself - 1994 FA Cup Final
The Treble1999Video documentaryHimself
300 Premiership Goals1998Video documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1996TV SeriesHimself - Manchester United F.C.
Kicking & Screaming1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Champions 2: Manchester United Official Review of the 93/94 Season1994Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Best Actor - Honorable MentionNashville Film FestivalGraveyard Shift CompetitionLes rencontres d'après minuit (2013)


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#Quote
1"I don't want to know about France. I was born there but I feel English." (Speaking in 2004)
2When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.

#Trademark
1Played number 7 for Manchester United
2Upturned collar on football shirt

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