Eric Cantona

In 2018 Street Soccer Scotland were delighted to welcome footballing legend and pop culture icon Eric Cantona to Glasgow for our 2nd Annual Gala Dinner. For more info about the event and to stay up to update with any 2019 announcements click here.

After the success of our inaugural event with Street Soccer Scotland Ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson, we were delighted to welcome King Eric to Glasgow.

Cantona, was named by Sir Alex as only one of four ‘world class’ footballers he managed, and his most impactful signing. The French Talisman scored 82 goals while playing with Manchester United under the famous number seven jersey. Since his unexpected retirement at the age of 30, the enigmatic Captain has made a bid for the French Presidency (in order to gain support for a French homelessness and Poverty charity), managed the winning 2005 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup team, and focussed on his acting career, starring in several movies including “Looking for Eric” in which he played himself.

Speaking at the 2007 Homeless World Cup, whilst on an ambassador visit, Cantona said:

Every day we must wake up with a goal, that’s the most important thing, to wake up every day, in the morning with a goal, that’s the main thing.