Mathieu Valbuena

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Mathieu Valbuena (born 28 September 1984) is a French professional footballer who plays for Greek Super League club Olympiacos. He plays as an attacking midfielder and a winger and is known for his pace, technical ability, and tenacious style of play. He is described by his former coach at Libourne Saint-Seurin Didier Tholot as "an explosive player who is capable of quickly taking two opponents out of the game to create space, above all due to his dribbling skills." Due to his small stature, Valbuena is nicknamed le petit vélo, which translates to "the little bike".Valbuena began his career at professional club Bordeaux. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mathieu Valbuena has received more than 1,744,158 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Mathieu Valbuena is the 1,600th most popular soccer player (down from 1,346th in 2019), the 3,403rd most popular biography from France (down from 2,907th in 2019) and the 75th most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Mathieu Valbuena ranks 1,600 out of 16,923Before him are Ladislav Ženíšek, Juanito, Erling Braut Håland, Anton Schall, Gary Neville, and Omar Larrosa. After him are Efraín Sánchez, Manuel Olivares, Juan Francisco Lombardo, Lajos Szűcs, Miguel Ángel Brindisi, and Alisson.

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Among people born in 1984, Mathieu Valbuena ranks 29Before him are Santi Cazorla, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Burak Özçivit, Khloé Kardashian, and Bob Morley. After him are Per Mertesacker, Maxi López, Nigel de Jong, Pavel Durov, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Lena Katina.

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Among people born in France, Mathieu Valbuena ranks 3,403 out of 5,234Before him are Louis Buffet (1818), Charles Floquet (1828), Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant (1800), Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont (1798), Emmanuel Todd (1951), and Chiara Mastroianni (1972). After him are Olivier de Serres (1539), Louise Weiss (1893), Paul Paray (1886), Richard Berry (1950), Anna Gavalda (1970), and Philippe Alliot (1954).


Among soccer players born in France, Mathieu Valbuena ranks 75Before him are Christian Gourcuff (1955), René Llense (1913), André Maschinot (1903), Adil Rami (1985), Philippe Mexès (1982), and Manuel Amoros (1962). After him are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (1989), Edmond Delfour (1907), Dominique Rocheteau (1955), Étienne Mattler (1905), Émile Veinante (1907), and William Gallas (1977).

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