Hatem Ben Arfa

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Hatem Ben Arfa

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 an attacking midfielder for Spanish club Valladolid. 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 AC 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 2,344,109 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,677th most popular soccer player.

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  • 43

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  • 3.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Hatem Ben Arfa ranks 1,673 out of 13,233Before him are Carlo Parola, Arsenio Iglesias, Nils Axelsson, Juanito, Bernard Lacombe, and Sebastian Giovinco. After him are Lajos Csordás, Alfredo Brilhante da Costa, Joaquín, Gianni De Biasi, Campanal I, and Raoul Diagne.

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Among people born in 1987, Hatem Ben Arfa ranks 39Before him are Hilary Duff, Michael B. Jordan, Gervinho, Jorge Lorenzo, Pedro, and Sebastian Giovinco. After him are Medhi Benatia, Karen Gillan, José Callejón, Jamie Vardy, Gary Medel, and Marco Simoncelli.

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In France

Among people born in France, Hatem Ben Arfa ranks 3,052 out of 4,109Before him are Edmonde Charles-Roux (1920), Stéphane Peterhansel (1965), Dominique Wilkins (1960), Jean Vilar (1912), Georges Courteline (1858), and Bernard Lacombe (1952). After him are Charb (1967), Sabin Berthelot (1794), Michèle Alliot-Marie (1946), Jean-Pierre Ricard (1944), Jean-Michel Aulas (1949), and Henri Rabaud (1873).


Among soccer players born in France, Hatem Ben Arfa ranks 78Before him are William Gallas (1977), Bernard Lama (1963), Edmond Delfour (1907), Lassana Diarra (1985), Manuel Amoros (1962), and Bernard Lacombe (1952). After him are Medhi Benatia (1987), Dominique Rocheteau (1955), Raymond Kaelbel (1932), Bafétimbi Gomis (1985), Adil Rami (1985), and Robert Herbin (1939).

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