Ballon d'Or winners 1990-2000: Where are they now?
Jean-Pierre Papin (1991)
French super striker Jean-Pierre Papin won the Ballon d’Or award during his time at Marseille. In a 17 year career representing many of the top clubs in Europe’s various leagues, the Frenchman scored nearly 350 goals in over 620 matches.
He was at his best during his 6-year spell at Marseille where he wowed audiences with his goalscoring abilities and his poaching skills. After 1992, Papin had a couple of difficult seasons at Milan and Bayern Munich.
The Frenchman finally called time on his career in 2001 at Saint-Pierroise retiring as one of the greatest strikers France has ever produced.
After calling time on his career Papin managed French clubs Strasbourg, Lens and Chateauroux. He left as the manager of Chateauroux in 2010 and worked as a pundit occasionally for various French managers.
Papin is currently being linked to the manager position at Marseille and a move to Les Phoceens would see Marseille reunited with its favourite son.