14 Facts About Emmanuel Petit


Emmanuel Petit made his debut soon after and played in the 1989 Coupe de France final.


Emmanuel Petit became a regular at Monaco, playing as a left-sided or central midfielder.


The French duo formed a midfield partnership which brought instant success, as Emmanuel Petit won the double with Arsenal in his very first season, clinching both the Premier League title and the FA Cup.


Emmanuel Petit initially was a first-team regular for the Blues in a largely disappointing first season and played in the 2002 FA Cup final which Chelsea lost to his old club, Arsenal.


Emmanuel Petit scored twice throughout the season: against Everton in the League Cup, and former club Arsenal in the league.


Emmanuel Petit scored twice in the 1998 World Cup, the first from a powerful shot from just outside the box against Denmark, which turned out to be the match winner, and a second in the final against Brazil.


Emmanuel Petit was part of the 2002 World Cup squad, though France failed to advance past the group stages and failed to score a single goal in three matches during their defence of the trophy.


Emmanuel Petit married French actress Agathe de La Fontaine, in 2000, but they divorced in 2002 after having one child, Zoe.


Emmanuel Petit has often appeared on French TV as a football analyst.


Emmanuel Petit's brother Olivier was an amateur footballer when Petit was a teenager.


Emmanuel Petit viewed his brother as a gifted young man who had good looks and did well in all his endeavours, whether it was football or education.


Emmanuel Petit starred as himself in a Christmas special episode of British police show The Bill in 1998.


Emmanuel Petit has been an ambassador for the Homeless World Cup movement since the tournament was hosted by Paris in 2011.


Emmanuel Petit was added in EA Sports FIFA 16 as an ultimate team legend.