Former striker in the French and English leagues who was a member of the French national team from 1990 to 1995. During his 17 appearances for the French national team, he scored three goals. He later became an actor, model, and winemaker. In January 2015, he tried to run for the FIFA presidency but later withdrew from the running.
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. In 2021, he appeared on the reality series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.
He raised two children with his ex-wife Coraline, a fashion model. He began a relationship with model Maëva Denat in 2016.
He scored several memorable goals with Newcastle United that earned him comparisons to another legend for the team, Alan Shearer.