Abidal played for FC Barcelona during their glorious time in Europe. He was the catalyst in Barcelona’s success and dominance in world football. Stories from his footballing career and his personal life will always inspire people and he will always be spoken of with respect. Here are the top ten achievements and facts of his career.
10. Lyon vs Manchester United
Back in 2004, Abidal was given the responsibility of marking Cristiano Ronaldo and keeping him from scoring. Playing in the left back position, Abidal was very impressive and never let the in-form winger slip away from him. This game gave a great boost to his career set it in motion.