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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) 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 4,484,060 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Didier Deschamps is the 141st most popular soccer player (up from 169th in 2019), the 1,107th most popular biography from France (up from 1,198th in 2019) and the 7th 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 141 out of 16,880Before him are Sandro Mazzola, Tostão, Telmo Zarra, Bora Milutinović, Ademir de Menezes, and Carlos Valderrama. After him are Pavel Nedvěd, Carles Rexach, Luis Enrique, Rudi Völler, Kenny Dalglish, and José Leandro Andrade.

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Among people born in 1968, Didier Deschamps ranks 11Before him are Felipe VI of Spain, Hugh Jackman, Mika Häkkinen, Naomi Watts, Gillian Anderson, and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. After him are Marine Le Pen, Guy Ritchie, Davor Šuker, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Timothy McVeigh, and Kylie Minogue.

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Among people born in France, Didier Deschamps ranks 1,107 out of 6,011Before him are William of Gellone (750), Claudette Colbert (1903), Hugh of Italy (880), Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (1523), Maurice Halbwachs (1877), and Charles-Émile Reynaud (1844). After him are Maria Schneider (1952), Emmanuel Chabrier (1841), Claude Joseph Vernet (1714), Claude Lanzmann (1925), Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma (1930), and Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (1187).


Among soccer players born in France, Didier Deschamps ranks 7Before him are Zinedine Zidane (1972), Michel Platini (1955), Raymond Kopa (1931), Eric Cantona (1966), Thierry Henry (1977), and Lucien Laurent (1907). After him are Franck Ribéry (1983), Karim Benzema (1987), Laurent Blanc (1965), Aimé Jacquet (1941), Antoine Griezmann (1991), and Kylian Mbappé (1998).