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Alain Giresse

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Alain Jean Giresse (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ ʒiʁɛs]; born 2 August 1952) is a French football coach and former player who is the current manager of the Kosovo national team. He was French Player 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 350,265 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Alain Giresse is the 377th most popular soccer player (up from 518th in 2019), the 1,809th most popular biography from France (up from 2,044th in 2019) and the 20th most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Alain Giresse ranks 377 out of 16,880Before him are Wesley Sneijder, Branko Zebec, Alessandro Nesta, Angelo Schiavio, Nobuo Matsunaga, and Oliver Bierhoff. After him are Robin van Persie, Hakan Şükür, Wayne Rooney, Claudio Caniggia, Leopoldo Luque, and Brian Clough.

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Among people born in 1952, Alain Giresse ranks 85Before him are Álvaro Uribe, Mandy Patinkin, Lee Soo-man, Udo Dirkschneider, Christine Baranski, and Graham Greene. After him are Eric Adams, Ryū Murakami, Mary McDonnell, Anne-Marie David, Charles M. Rice, and Şenol Güneş.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alain Giresse ranks 1,809 out of 6,011Before him are Remy de Gourmont (1858), Jean Borotra (1898), Jean-François Marmontel (1723), Otto Meissner (1880), Pierre André Latreille (1762), and James Louis Sobieski (1667). After him are Jean-Antoine Marbot (1754), Théophile-Jules Pelouze (1807), Yolande, Duchess of Lorraine (1428), Michel Fourniret (1942), Gérard Houllier (1947), and Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (1640).


Among soccer players born in France, Alain Giresse ranks 20Before him are Raymond Domenech (1952), David Trezeguet (1977), Jean Djorkaeff (1939), Henri Delaunay (1883), Guy Roux (1938), and Fabien Barthez (1971). After him are Youri Djorkaeff (1968), Henri Michel (1947), Olivier Giroud (1986), Samir Nasri (1987), Nicolas Anelka (1979), and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (1989).