Didier Deschamps

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Didier Deschamps

Didier Claude Deschamps (French pronunciation: ​[didje deʃɑ̃]; born 15 October 1968) is a French former professional footballer 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, such as Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea and Valencia, as well as Nantes and Bordeaux. Nicknamed "the water-carrier" 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 2,615,046 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 152nd most popular soccer player.

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Among soccer players, Didier Deschamps ranks 151 out of 13,233Before him are Oldřich Nejedlý, Franck Ribéry, Antoine Griezmann, Héctor Scarone, César Luis Menotti, and Vahid Halilhodžić. After him are Arjen Robben, Yochanan Vollach, Rudi Völler, Shumpei Inoue, Luís Figo, and József Bozsik.

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Among people born in 1968, Didier Deschamps ranks 12Before him are Hugh Jackman, Anastacia, Daniel Craig, Marine Le Pen, Naomi Watts, and Mika Häkkinen. After him are Tito Vilanova, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Timothy McVeigh, Davor Šuker, Josh Brolin, and Gillian Anderson.

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In France

Among people born in France, Didier Deschamps ranks 1,175 out of 4,109Before him are Peter I, Duke of Bourbon (1311), George Steiner (1929), Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (1187), Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393), Jeanne d'Évreux (1310), and Pierre Cauchon (1371). After him are Raymond Radiguet (1903), Marion Cotillard (1975), Marie Laurencin (1883), Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811), William I, Duke of Aquitaine (875), and François Rude (1784).


Among soccer players born in France, Didier Deschamps ranks 8Before him are Michel Platini (1955), Raymond Kopa (1931), Lucien Laurent (1907), Eric Cantona (1966), Franck Ribéry (1983), and Antoine Griezmann (1991). After him are Thierry Henry (1977), Laurent Blanc (1965), Aimé Jacquet (1941), Karim Benzema (1987), Lilian Thuram (1972), and Fabien Barthez (1971).

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