French winger who helped his international team win the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2000 title.
He grew up a fan of both Spain's Real Madrid club and the Portuguese Benefica.
He was versatile enough to play midfielder in support of strikers as well as being a striker himself; he was named Player of the Year in France's Ligue 1 and the English PFA.
He was married for six years, then divorced; he then met the French model, Jessica Lemarie, with whom he had his first child.
He was a teammate of Thierry Henry on Arsenal.