Dimitri Payet

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Dimitri Payet (French pronunciation: ​[dimitʁi pajɛt]; born 29 March 1987) is a French professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Marseille and the France national team. A set-piece specialist, known for his accurate, bending free kicks, he primarily plays as an attacking midfielder, and is described as a player who is "blessed with terrific technique and dribbling skills".Payet was born on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, where he began his career playing for local clubs Saint-Philippe and Saint-Pierroise. In 1999, he moved to metropolitan France, joining Le Havre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dimitri Payet has received more than 5,208,152 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Dimitri Payet is the 2,118th most popular soccer player (down from 1,999th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Réunion (down from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Dimitri Payet ranks 2,118 out of 16,923Before him are Alketas Panagoulias, Marcel Artelesa, Paolo Montero, Lorenzo Insigne, Víctor Benítez, and Lyuboslav Penev. After him are Néstor Gonçalves, Egon Jönsson, Tetsuo Sugamata, Nikos Anastopoulos, Antonio Betancort, and Timo Werner.

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Among people born in 1987, Dimitri Payet ranks 43Before him are Luiz Gustavo, Ashley Greene, Ji Chang-wook, Davide Astori, Pedro, and Ronda Rousey. After him are Rose Leslie, Sebastian Giovinco, Hatem Ben Arfa, Andy Murray, Marco Simoncelli, and Iago Aspas.

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In Réunion

Among people born in Réunion, Dimitri Payet ranks 9 out of 15Before him are Leconte de Lisle (1818), Ambroise Vollard (1866), Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais (1796), Raymond Barre (1924), Edmond Albius (1829), and Évariste de Parny (1753). After him are Guillaume Hoarau (1984), Jackson Richardson (1969), Florent Sinama Pongolle (1984), Daniel Narcisse (1979), Laurent Robert (1975), and Ronny Rodelin (1989).


Among soccer players born in Réunion, Dimitri Payet ranks 1After him are Guillaume Hoarau (1984), Florent Sinama Pongolle (1984), Laurent Robert (1975), and Ronny Rodelin (1989).

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