Laurent Blanc

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Laurent Robert Blanc (French pronunciation: [lɔʁɑ̃ blɑ̃]; born 19 November 1965) is a French professional football manager and former player who played as a centre-back, and was most recently the manager of Ligue 1 club Lyon. He has the nickname Le Président, which was given to him following his stint at Marseille in tribute to his leadership skills. Blanc played professional football for numerous clubs, including Montpellier, Napoli, Barcelona, Marseille, Inter Milan and Manchester United, often operating in the sweeper position. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laurent Blanc has received more than 3,334,920 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Laurent Blanc is the 166th most popular soccer player (up from 172nd in 2019), the 991st most popular biography from France (up from 1,224th in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Soccer Player.

Laurent Blanc is most famous for being the manager of the French national football team, which he led to victory in the 1998 World Cup.

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Among soccer players, Laurent Blanc ranks 166 out of 21,273Before him are Héctor Scarone, Davor Šuker, Dennis Bergkamp, Iker Casillas, Bobby Robson, and Kevin Keegan. After him are Oldřich Nejedlý, Gianluca Vialli, Luis Monti, Kazuyoshi Miura, József Bozsik, and Javier Zanetti.

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Among people born in 1965, Laurent Blanc ranks 15Before him are Gheorghe Hagi, Hans-Dieter Flick, Björk, Charlie Sheen, Brandon Lee, and Robert Downey Jr.. After him are Dragan Stojković, José Luis Chilavert, Waris Dirie, Gong Li, Ben Stiller, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Among people born in France, Laurent Blanc ranks 991 out of 6,770Before him are Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486), Philippe Ariès (1914), Germaine of Foix (1488), Étienne Bézout (1730), Augustin Robespierre (1763), and Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907). After him are Henrietta Maria of France (1609), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), Charles Nodier (1780), Jean Casimir-Perier (1847), Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802), and Michèle Morgan (1920).


Among soccer players born in France, Laurent Blanc ranks 9Before him are Raymond Kopa (1931), Eric Cantona (1966), Didier Deschamps (1968), Lucien Laurent (1907), Karim Benzema (1987), and Thierry Henry (1977). After him are Franck Ribéry (1983), Philippe Troussier (1955), Aimé Jacquet (1941), Antoine Griezmann (1991), Kylian Mbappé (1998), and Raymond Domenech (1952).