Michel Platini is serving a 90-day suspension on corruption charges over a $2 million payment he received from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who is also suspended
Platini’s lawyer Thibaud d’Ales described Fifa’s life ban demand as a “scandal” and “excessive”.
Blatter’s representatives refused to comment on whether the same request has been made against the Swiss official.
Fifa’s investigatory chamber announced on Monday that it has opened a case and a decision is expected to be handed down next month.
Until then Platini is forbidden to take part in the race to become Blatter’s successor as president of Fifa.