Patrice Evra Retires From Football Career; Reveals His Future Goal
In his 20-year-long football career, Evra has achieved many successes. He was the regular member for France during the Euro 2016 where his team finished as the runners-up. In the club career, he won one UEFA Champions League, one FIFA Club World Cup, seven league trophies etc. As a player, Evra won the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year award in 2004.
Senegal-born Evra started his club career for the Italian side Marsala in 1998 summer. In the next summer, he served for another Italian side Monza.
Then he played for the French clubs Nice and Monaco before moving to the English giants Manchester United. From January 2006 to July 2014, Evra served for the Red Devils. In that long tenure, Man United achieved massive success, including winning one UCL trophy, one FIFA Club World Cup trophy, five English Premier League trophies, three English League Cups and four English League Super Cups.
Evra was the regular member during the Red Devils’ last UEFA Champions League victory in 2007/08 season.
Later, Evra spent a successful two-and-a-half season for the Italian giants Juventus. In his presence, Juventus won two Italian Serie A trophies, two Copa Italia trophies and one Super Copa Italiana trophy.
At the end of his career, Evra also played for the French club Marseille and the English club West Ham United.
In the late of his career, Evra faced controversies. In November 2017, during the warm-up before Marseille’s away game against Vitoria de Guimaraes in the UEFA Europa League Group Stages, Marseille left-back Evra kicked one of his side’s supporters. Soon, the UEFA banned him for seven months.
In a year and a half, if everything goes well, I’ll be ready to lead a team – Patrice Evra
Evra is now focusing on beginning his coaching career. He also revealed that the former great Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson predicted his name and Ryan Giggs for the future higher-level coaching.
Evra told Gazzetta dello Sport, “My playing career is officially over. I started training for the UEFA B Coaching License in 2013, now I want to finish it and then go on to get the UEFA A license.
“In a year and a half, if everything goes well, I’ll be ready to lead a team. Sir Alex Ferguson had predicted at the time that two of his players would become coaches of a high level: Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra.”
For the France national team, Evra served from 2004 to 2016. He appeared for the France senior team in 81 matches. He featured in two FIFA World Cups (2010 and 2014) and three UEFA European Championships (2008, 2012 and 2016) for France.
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