Actor and former soccer forward for the French national team from 1987 to 1995. He won four Premier League titles with Manchester United in the 1990s and was named PFA Players' Player of the Year in 1994 and FWA Footballer of the Year in 1996.
He began his youth career with the local team SO Caillolais in 1980, then went on to debut professionally for Auxerre in 1983.
He was married to Isabelle Ferrer whom he had two children with. He then married actress Rachida Brakni in 2007, with whom he had another two children.
He acted in the film Elizabeth, which starred Cate Blanchett.