Éric Abidal is a former French professional footballer who made a name for himself with his successful career with a number of clubs, including Barcelona and Lyon, with whom he helped win numerous trophies. He was a member of the France national football team between 2004 and 2013, during which he represented France in two FIFA World Cup tournaments.
He and retired gymnast Hayet Kebir tied the knot in 2007. The marriage produced multiple children.
In addition to winning four La Liga titles with Barcelona, he also helped the club win two UEFA Champions League titles.
He became a Muslim after his 2007 marriage to Hayet.
In 2011, he was diagnosed with cancer of the liver and underwent a successful liver transplant in 2012.
is a famous French footballer,
who was born on
September 11, 1979. As a person born on this date, Éric Abidal is listed in our database as the 14th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 11) and the 108th most popular for the year (1979).
People born on September 11
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Éric Abidal is the 477th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Éric Abidal's birthday, Éric Abidal is the 96th most famous French and ranks 13th in famous people born in Lyon, France.
In general, Éric Abidal ranks as the 5466th
most popular famous person, and the 246th most popular footballer of all time.
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