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 manager of 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) by former France teammate Eric Cantona, 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 3,236,251 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Didier Deschamps is the 169th most popular soccer player (down from 151st in 2019), the 1,201st most popular biography from France (down from 1,174th in 2019) and the 9th 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 169 out of 16,923Before him are Carles Puyol, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Gyula Grosics, Zizinho, Peter Schmeichel, and Nagayasu Honda. After him are Luís Figo, Kenzo Ohashi, Duncan Edwards, Kiyoo Kanda, Vahid Halilhodžić, and Carles Rexach.

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Among people born in 1968, Didier Deschamps ranks 12Before him are Hugh Jackman, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Naomi Watts, Guy Ritchie, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, and Mika Häkkinen. After him are Timothy McVeigh, Lucy Liu, Davor Šuker, Marine Le Pen, Kylie Minogue, and Gillian Anderson.

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Among people born in France, Didier Deschamps ranks 1,201 out of 5,234Before him are Tancred of Hauteville (980), Clément Ader (1841), Medardus (470), Roger Caillois (1913), Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), and Marie Duplessis (1824). After him are Pepin the Hunchback (770), Marcel Dupré (1886), François Clouet (1510), Jules Ferry (1832), Saint Eligius (588), and Bertran de Born (1140).


Among soccer players born in France, Didier Deschamps ranks 9Before him are Raymond Kopa (1931), Eric Cantona (1966), Lucien Laurent (1907), Thierry Henry (1977), Aimé Jacquet (1941), and Laurent Blanc (1965). After him are Michel Hidalgo (1933), Raymond Domenech (1952), Franck Ribéry (1983), Fabien Barthez (1971), Karim Benzema (1987), and David Trezeguet (1977).