Platini, together with former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, was cleared by the Swiss federal prison courtroom on Friday.
It marked the top of a seven-year investigation right into a cost of two million Swiss francs (simply over £1.7million) from Blatter to Platini in 2011.
Former UEFA president Michel Platini insisted his “quest for fact” would proceed after he was acquitted on fraud expenses that had painted him as a “satan”.
Each males denied any wrongdoing in relation to the cost, however Swiss prosecutors finally charged them final November, stating the cost had “no authorized foundation”.
Platini loved an illustrious taking part in profession with France, captaining his nation to European Championship glory in 1984 in addition to taking part in for Les Bleus on the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cup finals.
His change to soccer administration had been equally profitable and he was extensively seen as a future FIFA president till the 2011 cost emerged. He was initially banned from soccer for eight years by FIFA’s ethics committee in 2015, decreased to 4 following an enchantment to the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport.
It was additionally in 2015 that the Workplace of the Legal professional Basic (OAG) in Switzerland opened prison proceedings in relation to the so-called “disloyal” cost from Blatter to Platini.
“Justice has lastly been carried out after seven years of lies and manipulation,” Platini mentioned in a press release issued by his authorized workforce.
“The reality has come to mild throughout this trial and I deeply thank the judges of the tribunal for the independence of their choice. I saved saying it – my battle is a battle in opposition to injustice. I received a primary recreation.
“On this case, there are culprits who didn’t seem throughout this trial. Allow them to depend on me, we are going to meet once more. As a result of I can’t surrender and I’ll go all the best way in my quest for fact.
“Regardless of the size of the process, I’ve at all times had confidence within the Swiss authorized system and the rule of legislation that prevails right here.
“Consider me, going from being a legend of world soccer to a satan may be very tough, particularly in terms of you in a completely unfair method.”
Prosecutors had urged the courtroom to impose 20-month suspended sentences on Blatter and Platini, but it surely cleared them on all counts.
Blatter, who was additionally banned for eight years by FIFA over the cost, decreased to 6 on enchantment, additionally welcomed the decision.
He instructed the BBC: “Throughout seven years I used to be at all times beneath stress as a result of there was a courtroom case opened in opposition to me.