Jean-Pierre Papin

1963 - Today

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Jean-Pierre Roger Guillaume Papin (born 5 November 1963) is a French football manager and former professional player who played as a forward and is the current technical advisor of Ligue 1 club Marseille. Considered to be one of the best centre-forwards of his generation, he won the Ballon d'Or in 1991. He was included in the FIFA 100, a list of the greatest living footballers, published in 2004 for the centenary of the FIFA, signed by Pelé. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Pierre Papin has received more than 1,573,834 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Jean-Pierre Papin is the 43rd most popular coach (up from 58th in 2019), the 959th most popular biography from France (up from 1,392nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular French Coach.

Jean-Pierre Papin is most famous for being a French striker who played for Olympique Marseille and A.C. Milan. He is also the only player to have won the European Footballer of the Year award twice, in 1989 and 1991.

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  • 63.20

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Jean-Pierre Papins by language

Over the past year Jean-Pierre Papin has had the most page views in the with 349,860 views, followed by English (221,397), and Italian (87,169). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (110.26%), Korean (107.18%), and Malagasy (86.15%)


Among coaches, Jean-Pierre Papin ranks 43 out of 471Before him are Leo Beenhakker, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Miroslav Blažević, Luciano Spalletti, Maurizio Sarri, and Manuel Pellegrini. After him are Bernd Schuster, Hugo Sánchez, Roy Hodgson, Tomislav Ivić, Matt Busby, and Dragan Stojković.

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Among people born in 1963, Jean-Pierre Papin ranks 22Before him are Eros Ramazzotti, Geert Wilders, Rick Rubin, Thomas Anders, Donnie Yen, and James Hetfield. After him are Rafael Correa, Tori Amos, Yair Lapid, James May, Randy Couture, and Rumen Radev.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Pierre Papin ranks 959 out of 6,770Before him are Guillaume de Nogaret (1260), Edme Mariotte (1620), Antoine Bourdelle (1861), Marie Louise Gonzaga (1611), Hector Guimard (1867), and Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (1627). After him are Childebert III (678), Joan II, Countess of Burgundy (1292), Maurice Halbwachs (1877), André-Hercule de Fleury (1653), Karim Benzema (1987), and Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741).

Among COACHES In France

Among coaches born in France, Jean-Pierre Papin ranks 2Before him are Arsène Wenger (1949). After him are Roger Lemerre (1941), Gérard Houllier (1947), Jean-Louis Gasset (1953), Walid Regragui (1975), Paul Le Guen (1964), Claude Puel (1961), Raynald Denoueix (1948), Frédéric Antonetti (1961), Guy Stéphan (1956), and Élie Baup (1955).