Eric Cantona, a former Manchester United and French star, will be presented with the 2019 UEFA President’s Award.
Cantona, 53, will receive the award in Monaco on Thursday, during the UEFA Champions League group stage draw.
The UEFA President’s Award recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities.
Cantona scored 64 goals in 143 appearances for Manchester United and helped them win their first English league title in 26 years in 1993, one of his four championship successes at Old Trafford.
He also represented Auxerre, Marseille and Nîmes among others in his native France, and Leeds United in England, with whom he also won the domestic title in 1992.
After winning the Premier League title in the 1996/1997 season, Cantona retired from professional football at the age of just 30 year’s.
Previous winners of the UEFA President’s Award include football greats such as Alfredo Di Stéfano, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eusébio, Raymond Kopa, Johan Cruyff, Francesco Totti and David Beckham.