17 times Eric Cantona was the coolest footballer on the planet

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Eric Cantona is one cool f*cker.

Arriving in England with the tag as an ‘enfant terrible’, Cantona helped Leeds United win the last ever Division One title before becoming the catalyst for Manchester United’s dynasty under Sir Alex Ferguson and claiming the throne as the King of Old Trafford.

Even in his retirement, the Frenchman did things in his own way, shocking the world by calling it a day just short of his 31st birthday.

So on the anniversary of that infamous day at Selhurst Park, we’ve decided to celebrate Cantona – his goals, his brilliance, his arrogance, and even his flaws. If there were more Eric Cantonas, football would be a much more captivating spectacle, but that’s the point: There is only one Eric Cantona, and we f*cking love him.



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