Jean-Pierre Papin's Impact At French National Team
Jean-Pierre Papin is a retired French professional footballer who played as a forward.In 1991, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year.
Papin scored 30 goals in 54 appearances for the France national team.
Papin began his career with club side Olympique Marseille, where he won several domestic and European honours, including the UEFA Champions League in 1993.
He then had spells with German club Bayern Munich, English side Chelsea, and Italian club AC Milan before returning to France to finish his career with Lyon.
At Marseille, Papin was the leading goal scorer for four consecutive seasons.
He helped the club win back-to-back French league titles in 1990 and 1991, and the UEFA Champions League in 1993.
In total, he scored 143 goals in 218 appearances for Marseille.