Jean-Pierre Papin was born on November 5th, 1963 in Boulogne-sur-Mer and is a French professional football player who was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1991.
Papin achieved his greatest success while playing for Olympique Marseille between 1986 and 1992. He later played for AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Bordeaux and Guingamp (1998 to 1999) then he went to JS Saint-Pierroise and spent 2 years at the club between (1999 to 2001) then he left to go to US Cap-Ferret and spent 3 years at the club between (2001 and 2004).
Then in January 2009 he got out the football boots again at the age of 45 years old to play for AS Facture-Biganos Boiens where he still plays for them to this day.
Papin has played 54 times for the French national team and scored 30 goals along the way. He played at the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico, where France finished third, and at the 1992 European Championships in Sweden. His last game for the national team was in 1995.
Papin was famous for his volley shots that his fans nicknamed “Papinades” from his name.
Full name: Jean-Pierre Papin
Date of birth: November 5, 1963
Place of birth: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Playing position: Striker
Current club: AS Facture-Biganos Boiens
1983–1984: INF Vichy
1984–1985: Valenciennes FC
1985–1986: Club Brugge
1992–1994: AC Milan
1994–1996: Bayern Munich
1999–2001: JS Saint-Pierroise
2001–2004: US Cap-Ferret
2009: AS Facture-Biganos Boiens