Eric Abidal

1979 - Today

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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 713,375 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Eric Abidal is the 476th most popular soccer player (up from 477th in 2019), the 1,905th most popular biography from France (up from 1,966th in 2019) and the 21st most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Eric Abidal ranks 476 out of 16,923Before him are Patrick Vieira, Luis Carniglia, Willem van Hanegem, Mihály Lantos, Fernando Redondo, and Ottmar Walter. After him are Mordechai Spiegler, Harry Gregg, Gary Lineker, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Koji Sasaki, and Preben Elkjær.

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Among people born in 1979, Eric Abidal ranks 10Before him are Anders Behring Breivik, Kimi Räikkönen, Diego Forlán, Chris Pratt, Markus Persson, and Travis Fimmel. After him are Diego Milito, Nicolas Anelka, Kourtney Kardashian, Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, Adam Levine, and Rosamund Pike.

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In France

Among people born in France, Eric Abidal ranks 1,905 out of 5,234Before him are Yann Arthus-Bertrand (1946), Jean Sorel (1934), Guy Mollet (1905), Louison Bobet (1925), Charles Cros (1842), and Jacques Cathelineau (1759). After him are Charles Paul de Kock (1793), Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours (1644), Constant Troyon (1810), Marcel Schwob (1867), Anne Parillaud (1960), and Gaston Planté (1834).


Among soccer players born in France, Eric Abidal ranks 21Before him are David Trezeguet (1977), Antoine Griezmann (1991), Youri Djorkaeff (1968), Guy Roux (1938), Jean Djorkaeff (1939), and Henri Delaunay (1883). After him are Nicolas Anelka (1979), Alain Giresse (1952), Emmanuel Petit (1970), Bixente Lizarazu (1969), Gonzalo Higuaín (1987), and Henri Michel (1947).