Just Fontaine

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Just Louis Fontaine (pronounced [ʒyst fɔ̃.tɛn]; born 18 August 1933) is a French retired professional footballer. A prolific forward, he is best known for scoring the most goals in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup, with thirteen in six matches in 1958. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Just Fontaine has received more than 887,556 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Just Fontaine is the 18th most popular soccer player (up from 20th in 2019), the 5th 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.

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Among soccer players, Just Fontaine ranks 18 out of 16,923Before him are Zinedine Zidane, Cesare Maldini, George Best, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Zico, and Michel Platini. After him are Didi, Luis Suárez, Mário Zagallo, Josef Bican, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Raymond Kopa.

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Among people born in 1933, Just Fontaine ranks 14Before him are Montserrat Caballé, James Brown, Dalida, Nina Simone, Claudio Abbado, and Lina Medina. After him are Krzysztof Penderecki, Jalal Talabani, Philip Roth, Tinto Brass, Amartya Sen, and Francisco Gento.

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In Morocco

Among people born in Morocco, Just Fontaine ranks 5 out of 163Before him are Ibn Battuta (1304), Tariq ibn Ziyad (670), Jean Reno (1948), and Hassan II of Morocco (1929). After him are Abd el-Krim (1882), Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937), Ismail Ibn Sharif (1646), Mohammed V of Morocco (1909), Alain Badiou (1937), Mohammed VI of Morocco (1963), and Nathalie Delon (1941).


Among soccer players born in Morocco, Just Fontaine ranks 1After him are Larbi Benbarek (1914), Ahmed Faras (1946), Mustapha Hadji (1971), Ezzaki Badou (1959), Abderrahmane Mahjoub (1929), Noureddine Naybet (1970), Abdelmajid Dolmy (1953), Serge Chiesa (1950), Daniel Sanchez (1953), Mohamed Timoumi (1960), and Abdeljalil Hadda (1972).