Just Fontaine

1933 - 2023

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Just Louis Fontaine (French pronunciation: [ʒyst lwi fɔ̃tɛn]; 18 August 1933 – 28 February 2023) was a French professional footballer who played as a striker. He scored the most goals ever in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup, with thirteen in six matches in the 1958 FIFA World Cup tournament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Just Fontaine has received more than 1,580,021 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Just Fontaine is the 30th most popular soccer player (down from 28th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Morocco (up from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Moroccan Soccer Player.

Just Fontaine is most famous for scoring 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.6M

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  • 69.97

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Just Fontaines by language

Over the past year Just Fontaine has had the most page views in the with 159,048 views, followed by French (93,863), and Spanish (47,567). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (1,179.37%), Belarusian (268.67%), and Egyptian Arabic (246.22%)


Among soccer players, Just Fontaine ranks 30 out of 21,273Before him are Lionel Messi, Rivellino, Cesare Maldini, Carlos Alberto Torres, Sócrates, and Raymond Kopa. After him are Lothar Matthäus, Mircea Lucescu, Didi, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Vavá, and Roberto Baggio.

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Among people born in 1933, Just Fontaine ranks 15Before him are Lina Medina, Michael Caine, Tinto Brass, Claudio Abbado, Jalal Talabani, and James Brown. After him are Corazon Aquino, Nina Simone, Amartya Sen, Heinrich Rohrer, Philip Roth, and Susan Sontag. Among people deceased in 2023, Just Fontaine ranks 16Before him are Bobby Charlton, Jane Birkin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Giorgio Napolitano, Martti Ahtisaari, and Kenzaburō Ōe. After him are Fernando Botero, Lisa Marie Presley, Ted Kaczynski, Louise Glück, Mohamed Al-Fayed, and Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

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In Morocco

Among people born in Morocco, Just Fontaine ranks 4 out of 264Before him are Ibn Battuta (1304), Jean Reno (1948), and Hassan II of Morocco (1929). After him are Abd el-Krim (1882), Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937), Mohammed V of Morocco (1909), Mohammed VI of Morocco (1963), Ismail Ibn Sharif (1646), Nathalie Delon (1941), Alain Badiou (1937), and Serge Haroche (1944).


Among soccer players born in Morocco, Just Fontaine ranks 1After him are Larbi Benbarek (1914), Ahmed Faras (1946), Ezzaki Badou (1959), Mustapha Hadji (1971), Noureddine Naybet (1970), Abderrahmane Mahjoub (1929), Abdelmajid Dolmy (1953), Mohamed Timoumi (1960), Driss Bamous (1942), Allal Benkassou (1941), and Abdelkrim Merry (1955).