Legendary Footballer Marcel Desailly Shows Off His Skills At Jumeirah Vittaveli

09 August 2017


The beautiful resort island of Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives paid tribute to the legendary French footballer Marcel Desailly, who won the 1998 World Cup and the Euro 2000 with the French national football team, with a friendly futsal match held in his honor. Mr. Desailly was an extremely successful footballer during his years and played for top level clubs such as Chelsea, AC Milan and Marseille. He also won the UEFA Champions League with both Marseille and Milan, and was part of the legendary French football team of 1998 which included the likes of Zidane, Vierra and Henry, Barthez, Thuram and Trezeguet.


The match held in honor of the legendary French footballer was an event that everyone in the resort gathered to witness. Jumeirah Vittaveli has organized something extremely special and remarkable in the Maldives with this match. The smiling Mr. Desailly took part in the match himself and showed the spectators what a unique and phenomenal player he still is even after retirement. The match proved to be an extremely competitive and exciting one to watch as both teams strived hard to succeed, but in the end, it was Team Desailly that earned the win. The final score was 8-4, and the losing side should also be congratulated for their confidence and hard work.

After the match Mr. Desailly took time to take pictures with the spectators and sign autographs as well as some recreational futsal activities with the players. Speaking to reporters, Mr. Desailly said that ‘’ My stay here in the Maldives has been very good, I got to promote football which is my passion apart from a lovely holiday at a quality hotel, filled with entertainment. I would like to note the good work that the Maldives is trying to do in Football with all the challenges. I got the chance to catch the local league matches as well. All in all my stay here, it was the whole package.’’