David Platt (footballer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

David Platt (footballer)

English footballer and manager

Date of Birth: 10-Jun-1966

Place of Birth: Chadderton, England, United Kingdom

Profession: association football manager, association football player, journalist, sports commentator

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About David Platt (footballer)

  • David Andrew Platt (born 10 June 1966) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Born in Chadderton, Lancashire, Platt began his career as an apprentice at Manchester United only to later move to Crewe Alexandra where he began building a reputation as a goal-scoring midfielder.
  • At the age of 22, he signed for Aston Villa where he gained the attention of the then England manager Bobby Robson, with whom he soon made his debut.
  • At the 1990 FIFA World Cup, Platt increased his reputation by scoring goals with both head and feet, whilst displaying good technique, passing abilities, and high work rates.
  • According to Rob Bagchi in The Guardian, Platt "seized Bryan Robson's role with riveting aplomb." His performances in the World Cup earned him a move to Serie A club Bari in 1991. In 1992, Platt moved to Juventus, where he spent one season.
  • Platt continued scoring goals for England, playing in Euro 92 and 96.
  • Despite his efforts, England failed to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
  • In 1993, he moved to Sampdoria where he stayed for two seasons before he returned to England to join up with Arsenal.
  • Platt played with the London club for three years, being part of the Arsenal side that won the Premier League and FA Cup Double of 1998.
  • Platt went on to manage Sampdoria and Nottingham Forest, as well as England's Under-21 team.

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