Michel Platini

1955 - Today

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Michel François Platini (born 21 June 1955) is a French football administrator and former player and manager. As the president of UEFA in 2015 he was banned from involvement in football under FIFA's organisation, over ethics violations. The ban will last until 2023. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Platini has received more than 2,884,624 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Michel Platini is the 17th most popular soccer player (down from 15th in 2019), the 348th most popular biography from France (down from 294th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular French Soccer Player.

Michel Platini is most famous for being the president of UEFA and the president of the Union of European Football Associations.

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  • 82

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  • 10.16

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  • 3.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Michel Platini ranks 17 out of 16,923Before him are Giuseppe Meazza, Zinedine Zidane, Cesare Maldini, George Best, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, and Zico. After him are Just Fontaine, Didi, Luis Suárez, Mário Zagallo, Josef Bican, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Among people born in 1955, Michel Platini ranks 7Before him are Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Bruce Willis, Rowan Atkinson, Jair Bolsonaro, and Nicolas Sarkozy. After him are Tim Berners-Lee, Kevin Costner, Alain Prost, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kris Jenner.

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In France

Among people born in France, Michel Platini ranks 348 out of 5,234Before him are Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), Jean Buridan (1295), Jean Gabin (1904), Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), and Ernest Renan (1823). After him are Sophie Germain (1776), Elisabeth of France (1602), Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), Nicolas Appert (1749), Jean Fouquet (1420), and Jules Rimet (1873).


Among soccer players born in France, Michel Platini ranks 2Before him are Zinedine Zidane (1972). After him are Raymond Kopa (1931), Eric Cantona (1966), Lucien Laurent (1907), Thierry Henry (1977), Aimé Jacquet (1941), Laurent Blanc (1965), Didier Deschamps (1968), Michel Hidalgo (1933), Raymond Domenech (1952), and Franck Ribéry (1983).