The New Platini
There aren't too many players that have been called the new Platini, partly because France suffered a dearth of talent following the great team of the early 80's and partly because the term ended with Zidane, after which any creative midfielder has been dubbed 'the next Zinedine Zidane'.
- Bruno Cheyrou - From Marseille
- Anthony Le Tallec - Actually called "Petit Zidane"
- Zinedine Zidane
- Eric Cantona
- Johan Micoud
- Jean-Marc Ferreri