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  Eric Cantona kicks off Scorpion football
Updated 01 June 2002, 17.55
Eric Cantona
By Neil Doughty
CBBC Newsround Online

Football legend Eric Cantona was at the Millennium Dome on Saturday to kick off Scorpion football.

The former Manchester United and France star watched kids play and had a few words of advice for wannabe footballers.

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He said: "Dream to be a footballer, not a rich man. To be a footballer you must work hard, very hard."

Eric Cantona
He also talked about making the cool Nike secret tournament advert, and about playing beach football now he is no longer a professional player.

But he had some surprises in store when asked about his favourite football moment and the most skilled player he'd been on a pitch with.

Best football moment?

He said his best football moment was his infamous kung-fu kick on a Crystal Palace fan in 1995, for which he was given a lengthy ban by football bosses.

As for the most skilled player he'd ever played with or against?

David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane? Nope.

Cantona said Vinnie Jones was the most skilled player, back in his Wimbledon days.

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