Hatem Ben Arfa

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Hatem Ben Arfa (Arabic: حاتم بن عرفة‎, French pronunciation: ​[atɛm bɛnaʁfa]; born 7 March 1987) is a French professional footballer who plays as a winger and attacking midfielder. Known for his dribbling ability, he has been described as "one of the best-rated talents in France" but has been criticised by the media and players alike for lacking discipline.Ben Arfa's career started in the Île-de-France region, where he trained at Boulogne-Billancourt and Versailles. In 1999, he was selected to attend the Clairefontaine academy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hatem Ben Arfa has received more than 2,801,244 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Hatem Ben Arfa is the 2,144th most popular soccer player (down from 1,673rd in 2019), the 3,645th most popular biography from France (down from 3,050th in 2019) and the 103rd most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Hatem Ben Arfa ranks 2,144 out of 16,923Before him are Abderrahmane Mahjoub, Luuk de Jong, Pedro Troglio, Fernandinho, Marco Asensio, and Alberigo Evani. After him are Maurice Lafont, Roger Bocquet, Ricardo Gareca, Raul Meireles, Benedikt Höwedes, and Hiroshi Ochiai.

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Among people born in 1987, Hatem Ben Arfa ranks 46Before him are Davide Astori, Pedro, Ronda Rousey, Dimitri Payet, Rose Leslie, and Sebastian Giovinco. After him are Andy Murray, Marco Simoncelli, Iago Aspas, Michael B. Jordan, Jérémy Ménez, and Jan Vertonghen.

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Among people born in France, Hatem Ben Arfa ranks 3,645 out of 5,234Before him are Jean Bouin (1888), Gérard de Vaucouleurs (1918), Hans van den Broek (1936), Julie Dreyfus (1966), Jacques Labillardière (1755), and Henri Dutrochet (1776). After him are Adrien Auzout (1622), Michel Boisrond (1921), Maurice Lafont (1927), Sabin Berthelot (1794), Philippe Djian (1949), and Stéphane Javelle (1864).


Among soccer players born in France, Hatem Ben Arfa ranks 103Before him are Jérémy Mathieu (1983), Norbert Eschmann (1933), Maxime Bossis (1955), André-Pierre Gignac (1985), Marcel Artelesa (1938), and Alain Boghossian (1970). After him are Maurice Lafont (1927), René Girard (1954), Alfred Aston (1912), Raymond Kaelbel (1932), Roger Marche (1924), and Jérémy Ménez (1987).