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Patrick Vieira Biography

Patrick Vieira is a retired French footballer of Senegalese descent who is the Football Development Executive at Manchester City in the English Premier League. He profile rose to prominence during a hugely successful spell at Arsenal from 1996 to 2005, where he won three Premier League titles – one unbeaten – and four FA Cups, eventually becoming club captain. Vieira first played for AS Cannes, where he made his debut at the age of 17 and captained the team aged just 19. In the summer of 1995, he was signed by Italian giants Milan. In September 1996, he was signed on by Arsenal for £3.5 million. That summer, he was called up to France's 1998 World Cup squad. Vieira would go on to win UEFA Euro 2000 with France, as well as a second Double with Arsenal in 2002. He also played in the 2000 UEFA Cup Final. 2003–04 at Arsenal, he captained the side on an historic unbeaten season in the Premier League. In August 2008, Vieira was ranked the fifth-greatest Arsenal player of all-time in a fan poll conducted on the club's official website. On 14 July 2005, Arsenal accepted a bid of €20 million from Italian giants Juventus. Vieira agreed a five-year contract with the Serie A side the following day. In his time at Arsenal, Vieira appeared in the PFA Team of the Year six years in a row from the 1998–99 season up to the 2003–04 season. After Vieira's move to Juventus, he helped Juventus to record their best ever start to a league season. On 2 August 2006, Vieira officially signed a four-year deal for Internazionale in a deal to be worth €9.5 million. On 8 January 2010, Vieira started playing for the Manchester City. He also has 107 caps for France, and was part of their 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000-winning sides.

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