Franky Van der Elst

1961 - Today

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Franky Van der Elst (born 30 April 1961) is a Belgian retired professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. He later worked as a manager. During a 21-year professional career he played mainly with Club Brugge, being regarded as a legend there and briefly coaching the team in the 2000s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franky Van der Elst has received more than 104,890 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Franky Van der Elst is the 1,146th most popular soccer player (down from 883rd in 2019), the 400th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 329th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Franky Van der Elst ranks 1,146 out of 16,923Before him are Sérgio Conceição, Štefan Čambal, John Terry, José Gonzalvo, Vladimir Durković, and Juan Carlos Lorenzo. After him are Bigode, István Nyers, Pietro Vierchowod, Jean Nicolas, Umberto Caligaris, and Bruno Metsu.

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Among people born in 1961, Franky Van der Elst ranks 102Before him are Eric Allin Cornell, Dylan McDermott, Virginia Madsen, Vasily Ignatenko, Jackie Earle Haley, and Leyla Zana. After him are James Rollins, Antonia San Juan, Toby Keith, Gabrielle Carteris, Greg LeMond, and Dragiša Binić.

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Among people born in Belgium, Franky Van der Elst ranks 400 out of 899Before him are Dries Mertens (1987), Grégoire de Saint-Vincent (1584), Dirk Frimout (1941), Edmond Leburton (1915), Hubert Van Innis (1866), and Princess Amalia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1830). After him are Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Gustaaf Deloor (1913), Constant Permeke (1886), Franky Vercauteren (1956), Jean-Michel Charlier (1924), and Joseph Jongen (1873).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Franky Van der Elst ranks 16Before him are Louis Van Hege (1889), Romelu Lukaku (1993), Thibaut Courtois (1992), Jean-Marc Bosman (1964), Raymond Braine (1907), and Dries Mertens (1987). After him are Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Franky Vercauteren (1956), Raoul Lambert (1944), Daniel Van Buyten (1978), Erwin Vandenbergh (1959), and Joseph Mermans (1922).