Defender who helped lead the French national team to their first World Cup title in 1998. He spent his club career with four different teams, retiring in 2008 after two seasons with FC Barcelona.
He began his career with AS Monaco in 1990.
He started a foundation after retiring from soccer to help combat racism with education.
He was born in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, and his family moved to mainland France when he was 9.
He played alongside striker Thierry Henry on the French national team from 1997 to 2008.