Eric Abidal

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Eric Sylvain Abidal (French pronunciation: ​[eʁik abidal]; born 11 September 1979) is a French former professional footballer who played as a left back or centre back. In his career, he played mainly for Lyon and Barcelona, winning 18 trophies with both teams combined, including two Champions League trophies with the latter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Abidal has received more than 835,972 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Eric Abidal is the 662nd most popular soccer player (down from 476th in 2019), the 2,468th most popular biography from France (down from 1,902nd in 2019) and the 34th most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Eric Abidal ranks 662 out of 16,880Before him are Míchel, Aad de Mos, Karl Rappan, Kikuzo Kisaka, Antonio de la Cruz, and Paul Gascoigne. After him are Mario Gómez, Shigeru Takahashi, Luca Toni, Enzo Scifo, Gianluca Pagliuca, and Bernard Vukas.

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Among people born in 1979, Eric Abidal ranks 24Before him are Júlio César, Evangeline Lilly, Travis Fimmel, Michael Owen, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Oscar Isaac. After him are Pink, Luke Evans, Zhang Ziyi, John Krasinski, Kate Hudson, and Olga Kurylenko.

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In France

Among people born in France, Eric Abidal ranks 2,468 out of 6,011Before him are Peter I of Courtenay (1126), Nicholas I, Duke of Lorraine (1448), Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon (1510), Pierre-Étienne Flandin (1889), André Cayatte (1909), and François de la Chaise (1624). After him are Lionel Terray (1921), Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse (1732), Étienne Decroux (1898), Christian-Jaque (1904), Michel Barnier (1951), and Julie Delpy (1969).


Among soccer players born in France, Eric Abidal ranks 34Before him are Robert Pires (1973), Bixente Lizarazu (1969), Bruno Metsu (1954), Gonzalo Higuaín (1987), Michel Hidalgo (1933), and Paul Pogba (1993). After him are Hervé Renard (1968), Yvon Douis (1935), N'Golo Kanté (1991), Lucien Muller (1934), Gabriel Hanot (1889), and Djibril Cissé (1981).