Alain Giresse

1952 - Today

Photo of Alain Giresse

Icon of person Alain Giresse

Alain Jean Giresse (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ ʒiʁɛs]; born 2 August 1952) is a French football coach and former player who played as a midfielder. He was French footballer of the year in 1982, 1983 and 1987. Nominally an attacking midfielder or central midfielder, Giresse was an intelligent playmaker who possessed fine agility and acceleration due to his short frame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alain Giresse has received more than 239,758 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Alain Giresse is the 518th most popular soccer player (down from 459th in 2019), the 2,047th most popular biography from France (down from 1,933rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular French Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 240k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.02

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Alain Giresses by language


Among soccer players, Alain Giresse ranks 518 out of 16,923Before him are Pierino Prati, Emerich Jenei, Giuseppe Bergomi, Hidetoshi Nakata, Gianluca Pagliuca, and Yoshinobu Ishii. After him are Héctor Rial, Nobuo Matsunaga, Zdeněk Zeman, Javier Clemente, Pepe, and Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck.

Most Popular Soccer Players in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1952, Alain Giresse ranks 96Before him are Joel Silver, Udo Dirkschneider, Santillana, Vandana Shiva, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, and Uljana Semjonova. After him are Haider al-Abadi, Frances Fisher, Danilo Türk, Clive Barker, Edward Zwick, and Chen Kaige.

Others Born in 1952

Go to all Rankings

In France

Among people born in France, Alain Giresse ranks 2,047 out of 5,234Before him are Paul Nizan (1905), François Pierre La Varenne (1618), Bernard Lyot (1897), Alizée (1984), Louis, Duke of Vendôme (1612), and Victor Noir (1848). After him are Michel Rocard (1930), Louis Delluc (1890), Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (1674), Ravachol (1859), Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle (1775), and Michel Leiris (1901).


Among soccer players born in France, Alain Giresse ranks 23Before him are Youri Djorkaeff (1968), Guy Roux (1938), Jean Djorkaeff (1939), Henri Delaunay (1883), Eric Abidal (1979), and Nicolas Anelka (1979). After him are Emmanuel Petit (1970), Bixente Lizarazu (1969), Gonzalo Higuaín (1987), Henri Michel (1947), Lucien Muller (1934), and Jacques Simon (1941).