Didier Deschamps

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Didier Claude Deschamps (French pronunciation: [didje klod deʃɑ̃]; born 15 October 1968) is a French professional football manager and former player who has been managing the France national team since 2012. He played as a defensive midfielder for several clubs, in France, Italy, England and Spain, namely Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea and Valencia, as well as Nantes and Bordeaux. Nicknamed "the water-carrier" (French: le porteur d'eau), Deschamps was an intelligent and hard-working defensive midfielder who excelled at winning back possession and subsequently starting attacking plays, and also stood out for his leadership throughout his career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Didier Deschamps has received more than 4,973,873 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Didier Deschamps is the 113th most popular soccer player (up from 140th in 2019), the 821st most popular biography from France (up from 1,104th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Soccer Player.

Didier Deschamps is most famous for being the manager of the French national football team.

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Among soccer players, Didier Deschamps ranks 113 out of 21,273Before him are Zito, Vahid Halilhodžić, René Higuita, Kunishige Kamamoto, Leônidas, and Hiroto Muraoka. After him are Jorge Jesus, César Luis Menotti, Berti Vogts, Luis Enrique, Luka Modrić, and Jean-Marie Pfaff.

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Among people born in 1968, Didier Deschamps ranks 7Before him are Will Smith, Celine Dion, Lisa Marie Presley, Paolo Maldini, Felipe VI of Spain, and Daniel Craig. After him are Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Hugh Jackman, Davor Šuker, Marine Le Pen, Timothy McVeigh, and Mika Häkkinen.

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In France

Among people born in France, Didier Deschamps ranks 821 out of 6,770Before him are Jean Froissart (1337), Robert Guérin (1876), Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu (1766), Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40), Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882), and Robert of Molesme (1024). After him are Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1725), Isabella of Angoulême (1188), Félix Guattari (1930), Louis the Blind (880), Henry II, Count of Champagne (1166), and Paul Landowski (1875).


Among soccer players born in France, Didier Deschamps ranks 5Before him are Zinedine Zidane (1972), Michel Platini (1955), Raymond Kopa (1931), and Eric Cantona (1966). After him are Lucien Laurent (1907), Karim Benzema (1987), Thierry Henry (1977), Laurent Blanc (1965), Franck Ribéry (1983), Philippe Troussier (1955), and Aimé Jacquet (1941).