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Mathieu Valbuena

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Mathieu Valbuena (born 29 September 1984) is a French professional footballer who plays for Super League Greece 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 2,077,466 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Mathieu Valbuena is the 1,065th most popular soccer player (up from 1,598th in 2019), the 3,127th most popular biography from France (up from 3,400th in 2019) and the 49th most popular French Soccer Player.

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  • 51

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  • 7.50

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  • 3.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Mathieu Valbuena ranks 1,065 out of 16,880Before him are Nikita Simonyan, Carlos Mozer, Esteban Cambiasso, Robert Kovač, Dick Nanninga, and Bora Kostić. After him are Fernando Muslera, Antonio Cassano, Roger Schmidt, Aron Winter, Guillermo Gorostiza, and Milan Baroš.

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Among people born in 1984, Mathieu Valbuena ranks 26Before him are Beren Saat, Burak Özçivit, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Robert Kubica, Eliud Kipchoge, and Dustin Moskovitz. After him are Nikola Karabatić, Indila, Pavel Durov, Lena Katina, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Maxi López.

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Among people born in France, Mathieu Valbuena ranks 3,127 out of 6,011Before him are Pierre Charles Le Monnier (1715), Catherine Breillat (1948), Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval (1715), Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée (1724), Charles-Louis Havas (1783), and Michel Ocelot (1943). After him are Jean-François Revel (1924), Peter Julian Eymard (1811), Pierre Souvestre (1874), Eustace I, Count of Boulogne (1010), Orlan (1947), and Charles Rollin (1661).


Among soccer players born in France, Mathieu Valbuena ranks 49Before him are Felice Borel (1914), Roger Piantoni (1931), Hugo Lloris (1986), Rudi Garcia (1964), Bafétimbi Gomis (1985), and Didier Six (1954). After him are Jean Vincent (1930), Maryan Wisniewski (1937), Jacques Simon (1941), Jacques Santini (1952), Albert Batteux (1919), and Alexandre Lacazette (1991).

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