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Laurent Blanc

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Laurent Robert Blanc (born 19 November 1965) is a French professional football manager and former player who played as a centre-back, and is currently 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. He is also a former French international, earning 97 caps and scoring 16 international goals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laurent Blanc has received more than 2,859,418 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Laurent Blanc is the 173rd most popular soccer player (down from 162nd in 2019), the 1,228th most popular biography from France (down from 1,169th in 2019) and the 10th 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 173 out of 16,880Before him are Héctor Castro, Masao Nozawa, Karim Benzema, Luis Monti, Luís Figo, and Edgar Davids. After him are Jean-Marie Pfaff, Samuel Eto'o, Sergio Ramos, Kevin Keegan, Harald Schumacher, and Helmut Schön.

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Among people born in 1965, Laurent Blanc ranks 21Before him are Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Gong Li, Khaled Hosseini, Dragan Stojković, and Rodney King. After him are José Luis Chilavert, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Shamil Basayev, Waris Dirie, Ben Stiller, and Viola Davis.

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Among people born in France, Laurent Blanc ranks 1,228 out of 6,011Before him are Alain de Lille (1117), Theuderic II (587), Margaret II, Countess of Flanders (1202), Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698), Fanny Ardant (1949), and Adalberon (947). After him are Prince Jean, Duke of Guise (1874), Édouard Mortier, Duke of Trévise (1768), André Weil (1906), Ernest Gellner (1925), René Thom (1923), and Francis I, Duke of Lorraine (1517).


Among soccer players born in France, Laurent Blanc ranks 10Before him are Eric Cantona (1966), Thierry Henry (1977), Lucien Laurent (1907), Didier Deschamps (1968), Franck Ribéry (1983), and Karim Benzema (1987). After him are Aimé Jacquet (1941), Antoine Griezmann (1991), Kylian Mbappé (1998), Raymond Domenech (1952), David Trezeguet (1977), and Jean Djorkaeff (1939).

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