Birth Name: Éric Daniel Pierre Cantona
Place of Birth: Marseille, France
Date of Birth: 24 May, 1966
*Italian, 1/4 French (father)
Eric Cantona is a French actor and former international footballer for the French national team. He is the son of Albert Cantona and Éléonore Raurich.
Eric’s paternal great-grandparents were born in Sardinia, Italy.
Eric is sometimes described as having Romani ancestry, specifically “Manouche”. It does not appear that this is accurate.
Eric’s paternal grandparents were Joseph Cantona (the son of Salvatore Cantona and Maria Josephine Caria) and Lucienne Thérèse Faglia (the daughter of Gardenzio Luigi Mattia Faglia and Maria Anna Ollive). Gardenzio was from Piedmont, Italy. Maria Anna’s parents were French.
Eric’s maternal grandparents were Pedro Raurich (the son of José Raurich-Muner and Josépha Ventura-Candona) and Francesca Farnos (the daughter of José Farnos-Dolin and Carmen Treix-Armangol).
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