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Just Fontaine

1933 - 2023

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Just Louis Fontaine (French pronunciation: ​[ʒyst lwi fɔ̃tɛn]; 18 August 1933 – 1 March 2023) was a French professional footballer. A forward, he scored the most goals ever in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup, with thirteen in six matches in 1958 world cup tournament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Just Fontaine has received more than 1,319,001 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Just Fontaine is the 28th most popular soccer player (down from 18th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Morocco (down from 5th 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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  • 55

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Just Fontaine ranks 28 out of 16,880Before him are Lionel Messi, Bobby Charlton, Raymond Kopa, Sándor Kocsis, Rivellino, and Mário Zagallo. After him are Gunnar Nordahl, Sócrates, Didi, Carlos Alberto Torres, Vavá, and Stanley Matthews.

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Among people born in 1933, Just Fontaine ranks 21Before him are Claudio Abbado, Abolhassan Banisadr, Tinto Brass, Philip Roth, Jalal Talabani, and Susan Sontag. After him are Lina Medina, Paul Biya, Krzysztof Penderecki, Heinrich Rohrer, Costa-Gavras, and Elinor Ostrom. Among people deceased in 2023, Just Fontaine ranks 3Before him are Constantine II of Greece and Jeff Beck. After him are Carlos Saura, Raquel Welch, K. Alex Müller, Paul Berg, Hans Modrow, Burt Bacharach, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Gianluca Vialli, and Lisa Marie Presley.

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In Morocco

Among people born in Morocco, Just Fontaine ranks 6 out of 198Before him are Ibn Battuta (1304), Jean Reno (1948), Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937), Hassan II of Morocco (1929), and Abd el-Krim (1882). After him are Ismail Ibn Sharif (1646), Mohammed V of Morocco (1909), Nathalie Delon (1941), Alain Badiou (1937), Mohammed VI of Morocco (1963), and Ahmad al-Mansur (1549).


Among soccer players born in Morocco, Just Fontaine ranks 1After him are Larbi Benbarek (1914), Ahmed Faras (1946), Ezzaki Badou (1959), Mustapha Hadji (1971), Abdelmajid Dolmy (1953), Abderrahmane Mahjoub (1929), Noureddine Naybet (1970), Driss Bamous (1942), Serge Chiesa (1950), Mohamed Timoumi (1960), and Daniel Sanchez (1953).