Patrice Evra’s glittering CV is indicative of his reputation as one of Europe’s best left-backs.
The Champions League winner arrived from Manchester United in 2014, bolstering Serie A’s strongest rearguard, offering a wealth of international and European experience.
After joining his hometown club CO Les Ulis in 1992, Evra progressed through the youth ranks at three different French clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, before beginning his professional career in Italy and Serie C1 with Marsala in 1998.
He would go on to play at Sicilian club Monza a year later, before returning to France with Nice and AS Monaco. After establishing himself as one of Ligue 1’s best defenders over more than 200 appearances during his four-year stint at the Stade Louis II, Evra was signed by Premier League giants Manchester United in January 2006, going on to appear 379 times in all competitions, scoring 10 goals.
During his time at the Red Devils, Patrice won the Premier League on five separate occasions as well as three League Cups, five FA Community Shields, one UEFA Champions League and a FIFA Club World Cup.
The Frenchman has appeared at four major international tournaments and captained his country during World Cup 2010 in South Africa. He has represented Les Bleus 66 times, only six appearances less than Juventus and France legend Michel Platini.
His domestic and international pedrigree helped Massimiliano Allegri’s men claim a domestic double of Scudetto and Coppa Italia, while also reaching the Champions league final last season.