Marcel Desailly was at the heart of the France team which triumphed at the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, as well as lifting the Champions League with both AC Milan and Marseille.
An African-born defender who went on to conquer Europe, Desailly enjoyed a glittering 20-year career which also included a spell with Chelsea before ending his playing days in Qatar.
Desailly was live in the studio to talk Champions League and also to answer your questions this week as the CNN Football Club debated who is European football’s top defender. FULL POST
This week on The CNN Football Club show, we are welcoming one of the greatest defenders of all time - Marcel Desailly.
As I started to prepare topics of discussion with my star guest, who won two Champions League titles, the 1998 World Cup and Euro2000, I decided that it would be a good idea to write about the top center-backs in the Champions League this season. In other words, just like Desailly had inspired Olympique Marseille and AC Milan during the '90s, which top stoppers could do the same for their respective clubs during the current campaign? FULL POST