Michel Platini is next to Thierry Henry the greatest goal scorer in the history of Les Bleus, France's national football team, with 41 goals (and with a higher scoring average than Henry) and regarded as one of the most lauded and prominent figures in international football of all time. The football icon Michel Platini has served as a successful offensive midfielder, captain as well as manager of the French team. After his career, he did become president of the UEFA which ended in scandalous forms and cracked Platini's good reputation.
Thierry Henry, in full Thierry Daniel Henry, (born August 17, 1977, Châtillon, France), French football (soccer) player and manager who scored more international goals than any other player in France’s history and who is considered one of the most prolific goal scorers of his time.
Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger shifted Henry to striker, giving him more responsibility at the cutting edge of the attack, and the Frenchman soon revealed his true ability. With a deceivingly casual approach, Henry glided past opposing players, initiated and finished moves, and scored goals either with a light touch from short range or fiercely from long distances. In eight seasons with Arsenal he scored a club-record 174 goals, and the team won two league titles (2002, 2004) and two Football Association Cup trophies (2002, 2003). In mid-2004 Henry clinched the 2003–04 Golden Shoe as Europe’s leading association football goal scorer (with 30) and helped Arsenal to another Premier League championship. Henry was honoured as European Footballer of the Year for 2002 and 2003 and finished runner-up as Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004. In 2006 Arsenal advanced to the Champions League final. Although they lost to FC Barcelona, it was the best Champions League finish in the history of the club.