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Michel Platini

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Michel François Platini (born 21 June 1955) is a French football administrator and former player and manager. Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Platini won the Ballon d'Or three times in a row, in 1983, 1984 and 1985, and came seventh in the FIFA Player of the Century vote. In recognition of his achievements, he was named a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 1985 and became an Officier in 1998. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Platini has received more than 3,400,425 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Michel Platini is the 15th most popular soccer player (up from 17th in 2019), the 298th most popular biography from France (up from 347th 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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Among soccer players, Michel Platini ranks 15 out of 16,880Before him are Garrincha, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Zinedine Zidane, Giuseppe Meazza, Josef Bican, and George Best. After him are Cesare Maldini, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Luis Suárez, and Francisco Gento.

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Among people born in 1955, Michel Platini ranks 7Before him are Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Rowan Atkinson, Bruce Willis, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Jair Bolsonaro. After him are Alain Prost, Tim Berners-Lee, Kevin Costner, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, and Willem Dafoe.

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Among people born in France, Michel Platini ranks 298 out of 6,011Before him are John I of France (1316), Nadar (1820), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Louis VI of France (1081), Elisabeth of Valois (1545), and William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825). After him are Chlothar I (498), Frédéric Mistral (1830), Joan I of Navarre (1273), Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), and Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738).


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