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David Platt


David Platt joined Crewe Alexandra from Manchester United in January 1985. He went to score 68 times in 148 starts before joining Aston Villa for £200,000 in 1998. He received International recognition in November 1989 when he came on as a substitute against Italy at Wembley. Having secured a place in Bobby Robson’s World Cup squad for Italia 90, Platt grabbed his opportunity with both hands with a dramatic winning goal against Belgium and further goals against Cameroon and Italy. A £5.5 million move to Bari later followed and his outstanding form in Serie A later resulted in moves to Juventus and Sampdoria.

He returned to Arsenal in July 1995 for £4.5 million before becoming player/manager of Nottingham Forest and managing the England Under-21 side. His record at International level saw him score 27 goals in 62 games. He also captained the side on 19 occasions and represented the country at Euro 1992 and Euro 96.  

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