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Date of birth: 7/9/68

Position: Defender

Nationality: France

Club: Chelsea

Notes: Desailly started in Marseille where he then moved to Milan, just after winning the European Cup in 1993 when bribery allegations were emerging. For five years he played at Milan winning the European Cup again in 1994 and the Italian league twice. He was a French World Cup winner in 1998, being one of the star players of the tournament although he was sent off in the final. Just before this time he also completed a move to Chelsea from AC Milan for 4.6m which was proven very good value by his World Cup tournament. He has gone on to star for Chelsea from then.

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