Patrice Evra


BornMay 15, 1981


Patrice Evra is a French international footballer who plays for English club Manchester United in the Premier League and the France national team. Primarily an attacker, he also plays as a left back and is described as "the classic example of a modern full-back", who is renowned for his pace, athleticism, and determination. In 1997, he had a stint at professional club Paris Saint-Germain.In 2002, Evra moved to Monégasque club Monaco and contributed to the team that won the Coupe de la Ligue in 2003. In 2003, he featured in European competition for the first time in his career as the starting left back on the Monaco team that reached the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final. The same year, Evra was named the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year. He was also named to the organization's Ligue 1 Team of the Year. In January 2006, Evra transferred to English club Manchester United. He has won a slew of trophies playing for the United club, which included winning the Football League Cup in his debut season. In his second season, he won four Premier League titles, one UEFA Champions League title, one FIFA Club World Cup, three League Cups, and four Community Shield titles. Evra has been named to the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Team of the Year on three occasions. For his performances during the 2008–09 season, he was named to both the FIFPro World XI and the UEFA Team of the Year. Evra has also participated in three major international tournaments for France; the 2008 and 2012 editions of the UEFA European Football Championship and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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