Is David Ginola presenting the Ballon d'Or 2018, when did he have a heart attack and how many children does ex-France and Tottenham ace have?

But viewers have now been surprised to see him presenting the Ryder Cup, as Europe reclaimed the trophy from the United States.

Who is David Ginola?

Born January 25, 1967, David Désiré Marc Ginola is a former French footballer and current pundit, actor and model.

During his playing career, David most notably played for Paris Saint-Germain before moving to Premier League clubs Newcastle, Tottenham and then Aston Villa.

David won the Player of the Year Award in both his native France and in England to become the only French player to have been bestowed both honours.

In 2015, David announced his intention to run for FIFA presidency but withdrew his bid 14 days later after failing to receive the required backing of at least five national football associations.

Is David Ginola presenting the Ballon d'Or?

The French star will take to the stage to announce the winner of this year's Ballon d'Or.

He will be hoping to hand the Golden Ball to a compatriot with Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann among the favourites

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David Ginola enjoyed his best football at Newcastle and then Tottenham

When did he have a heart attack?

In May 2016 while playing a charity football match David collapsed due to a cardiac arrest and subsequently fell into a coma.

He swallowed his tongue and stopped breathing, leaving him clinically dead until paramedics arrived with a defibrillator.

Surgeons performed a six-hour quadruple bypass to save his life.

French ace David said: “My heart stopped for eight minutes at least. There was no pulse. I was dead. Then the air ambulance arrived and they hooked me up to a defibrillator."

After four electric shocks, David regained a pulse and was discharged from hospital 11 days later.

Is he married and how many children does he have?

David married fashion model Coraline in 1991 before divorcing in 2016 shortly after his heart attack.

The couple has a son and daughter, Andrea and Carla, together.

David began openly seeing model Maeva Denat shortly after, who is twenty-years his junior.

The pair celebrated the birth of their first daughter in February.

 

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