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. He is the head coach of Qatar Stars League club Al-Rayyan. 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 2,444,510 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Laurent Blanc is the 162nd most popular soccer player (up from 172nd in 2019), the 1,172nd most popular biography from France (up from 1,225th in 2019) and the 8th 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 162 out of 16,923Before him are Hiroaki Sato, René Higuita, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Helmut Rahn, Kazu Naoki, and Cafu. After him are Carles Puyol, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Gyula Grosics, Zizinho, Peter Schmeichel, and Nagayasu Honda.

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Among people born in 1965, Laurent Blanc ranks 15Before him are Björk, Gheorghe Hagi, Waris Dirie, Brandon Lee, Shah Rukh Khan, and Petro Poroshenko. After him are Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Mads Mikkelsen, Dr. Dre, Scottie Pippen, and Ben Stiller.

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Among people born in France, Laurent Blanc ranks 1,172 out of 5,234Before him are Cardinal de Rohan (1734), Claude Louis Hector de Villars (1653), Claude Chappe (1763), Guillaume Brune (1763), Jean-Claude Trichet (1942), and Pierre d'Ailly (1350). After him are Lionel Jospin (1937), Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698), Margaret of France, Queen of England and Hungary (1158), Cléo de Mérode (1875), Dominique Jean Larrey (1766), and François Rude (1784).


Among soccer players born in France, Laurent Blanc ranks 8Before him are Michel Platini (1955), Raymond Kopa (1931), Eric Cantona (1966), Lucien Laurent (1907), Thierry Henry (1977), and Aimé Jacquet (1941). After him are Didier Deschamps (1968), Michel Hidalgo (1933), Raymond Domenech (1952), Franck Ribéry (1983), Fabien Barthez (1971), and Karim Benzema (1987).

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