Jean-Marc Bosman

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Jean-Marc Bosman (French: [ʒɑ̃ maʁk bɔsman]; born 30 October 1964) is a Belgian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. His judicial challenge of the football transfer rules led to the Bosman ruling in 1995. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Marc Bosman has received more than 298,263 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Jean-Marc Bosman is the 1,085th most popular soccer player (down from 987th in 2019), the 387th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 348th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

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  • 62.62

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Jean-Marc Bosman ranks 1,085 out of 16,923Before him are Bengt Gustavsson, Hidetoki Takahashi, Roberto Dinamite, Hiroshi Ninomiya, Juan Hohberg, and Antonio Cassano. After him are Manuel Fleitas Solich, Mirko Jozić, Jiří Sobotka, Fahrudin Jusufi, Werner Kohlmeyer, and Michael Robinson.

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Among people born in 1964, Jean-Marc Bosman ranks 108Before him are Paco Tous, Diana Krall, Jeff Hanneman, Kaspar Capparoni, Lars Mikkelsen, and Ian Ziering. After him are Gerald Vanenburg, Andrew Niccol, Heike Drechsler, Andi Deris, Dokka Umarov, and Doro.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jean-Marc Bosman ranks 387 out of 899Before him are Diane von Fürstenberg (1946), Romain Maes (1912), Gerard de Lairesse (1640), Giaches de Wert (1535), Michiel Sweerts (1618), and Richilde, Countess of Hainaut (1100). After him are Joseph Lebeau (1794), Peter Benoit (1834), Ferdinand de Marsin (1656), Bobbejaan Schoepen (1925), Jean Duvieusart (1900), and Raymond Braine (1907).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Jean-Marc Bosman ranks 13Before him are Eden Hazard (1991), Enzo Scifo (1966), Marc Wilmots (1969), Louis Van Hege (1889), Romelu Lukaku (1993), and Thibaut Courtois (1992). After him are Raymond Braine (1907), Dries Mertens (1987), Franky Van der Elst (1961), Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Franky Vercauteren (1956), and Raoul Lambert (1944).