Former striker in the French and English leagues who was a member of the French national team from 1990 to 1995. He later became an actor, model, and winemaker.
He began his professional career with Toulon in 1985.
He had several appearances in British films, as well as an ITV drama and a competition show on the Channel 4 network.
He raised two children with his wife Coraline, a fashion model.
He scored several memorable goals with Newcastle United that earned him comparisons to another legend for the team, Alan Shearer.