One of many nice centre-backs in French soccer, Blanc was one of the vital revered leaders within the recreation.
With a world profession spanning 11 years, he made 97 appearances for France, scoring 16 objectives and profitable the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.
In June 1998, it was Blanc who scored the primary golden aim in World Cup historical past in opposition to Paraguay.
At managerial stage, he additionally took cost of the French nationwide group between 2010 and 2012 when he changed Raymond Domenech forward of the 2010 World Cup.
He confronted sturdy competitors from Marcel Desailly for a spot on this XI, however simply edges it ultimately.