Jean Nicolas

1913 - 1978

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Jean Edouard Marie Nicolas (9 June 1913 – 8 September 1978) was a French international footballer who played as a striker. Born in Nanterre, Nicolas played club football for FC Rouen, and appeared in the 1934 and 1938 World Cup squads for France, and scored two goals in the 1938 edition of the tournament. He scored a total of 21 goals in 25 international games between 1933 and 1938, making him the twelfth-highest goalscorer for France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Nicolas has received more than 30,047 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Jean Nicolas is the 1,150th most popular soccer player (up from 1,182nd in 2019), the 3,034th most popular biography from France (down from 2,832nd in 2019) and the 47th most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Jean Nicolas ranks 1,150 out of 16,923Before him are Vladimir Durković, Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Franky Van der Elst, Bigode, István Nyers, and Pietro Vierchowod. After him are Umberto Caligaris, Bruno Metsu, Edmond Baraffe, Wilfried Van Moer, Rudolf Vytlačil, and Seki Matsunaga.

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Among people born in 1913, Jean Nicolas ranks 150Before him are Salvador Espriu, William P. Rogers, Gisela Mauermayer, Vicente Calderón, Samuel Eilenberg, and Woody Herman. After him are Gustaaf Deloor, Renato Castellani, Walter Andreas Schwarz, Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz, Georges Candilis, and Gig Young. Among people deceased in 1978, Jean Nicolas ranks 116Before him are Julio Jaramillo, Raúl Alberto Lastiri, Roy Harrod, Raymond Braine, Lennie Tristano, and José Gonzalvo. After him are Juan Evaristo, Federico Chávez, Mary Blair, Rubén Morán, Gig Young, and Mária Mednyánszky.

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Among people born in France, Jean Nicolas ranks 3,034 out of 5,234Before him are Henri Dupuy de Lôme (1816), Gabriel Chevallier (1895), Bernard de Jussieu (1699), István Nyers (1924), Charles Angrand (1854), and Joseph de Villèle (1773). After him are Bruno Metsu (1954), Jean-Delphin Alard (1815), Edmond Baraffe (1942), Robert Enrico (1931), Blondel de Nesle (1155), and Willy Ronis (1910).


Among soccer players born in France, Jean Nicolas ranks 47Before him are Paul Pogba (1993), Christophe Dugarry (1972), Olivier Giroud (1986), Maryan Wisniewski (1937), Jacques Santini (1952), and István Nyers (1924). After him are Bruno Metsu (1954), Edmond Baraffe (1942), Ludovic Giuly (1976), Albert Batteux (1919), Sylvain Wiltord (1974), and David Ginola (1967).