Michel Platini

1955 - Today

Michel Platini

Michel François Platini (born 21 June 1955) is a French former football player, manager and administrator. As the president of UEFA in 2015 he was banned from football, over ethics violations. Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Platini won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1983, 1984 and 1985, and came seventh in the FIFA Player of the Century vote. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Platini has received more than 2,073,271 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.1M

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  • 70.06

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 79

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Michel Platini ranks 15 out of 13,233Before him are Diego Maradona, Gerd Müller, Giuseppe Meazza, George Best, Zinedine Zidane, and Bobby Charlton. After him are Cesare Maldini, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didi, Just Fontaine, and Francisco Gento.

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Among people born in 1955, Michel Platini ranks 5Before him are Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Bruce Willis, and Nicolas Sarkozy. After him are Rowan Atkinson, Tim Berners-Lee, Alain Prost, Kevin Costner, Jair Bolsonaro, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Willem Dafoe.

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In France

Among people born in France, Michel Platini ranks 295 out of 4,109Before him are Diane de Poitiers (1499), Charles Messier (1730), Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), Antonin Artaud (1896), Georges de La Tour (1593), and Georges-Eugène Haussmann (1809). After him are Jean Renoir (1894), Jean Baudrillard (1929), James I of Aragon (1208), John the Fearless (1371), Alphonse Daudet (1840), and Camille Claudel (1864).


Among soccer players born in France, Michel Platini ranks 2Before him are Zinedine Zidane (1972). After him are Raymond Kopa (1931), Lucien Laurent (1907), Eric Cantona (1966), Franck Ribéry (1983), Antoine Griezmann (1991), Didier Deschamps (1968), Thierry Henry (1977), Laurent Blanc (1965), Aimé Jacquet (1941), and Karim Benzema (1987).

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