Nicolas Anelka

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Nicolas Sébastien Anelka (French pronunciation: ​[nikɔla anɛlka]; born 14 March 1979) is a French professional football manager and retired player who played as a forward. As a player, he regularly featured in his country's national team, often scoring at crucial moments. Known for his ability to both score and assist goals, he has been described as a classy and quick player, with good aerial ability, technique, shooting, and movement off the ball, and was capable of playing both as a main striker and as a second striker.Anelka began his career at Paris Saint-Germain, but soon moved to Arsenal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolas Anelka has received more than 5,011,803 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Nicolas Anelka is the 511th most popular soccer player (up from 669th in 2019), the 2,011th most popular biography from France (up from 2,304th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Nicolas Anelka ranks 511 out of 16,923Before him are Petr Čech, Tadao Takayama, Luis del Sol, Tsuyoshi Kunieda, Zé Roberto, and Thomas Müller. After him are Pierino Prati, Emerich Jenei, Giuseppe Bergomi, Hidetoshi Nakata, Gianluca Pagliuca, and Yoshinobu Ishii.

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Among people born in 1979, Nicolas Anelka ranks 12Before him are Diego Forlán, Chris Pratt, Markus Persson, Travis Fimmel, Eric Abidal, and Diego Milito. After him are Kourtney Kardashian, Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, Adam Levine, Rosamund Pike, James McAvoy, and Michael Owen.

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Among people born in France, Nicolas Anelka ranks 2,011 out of 5,234Before him are Jean Chapelain (1595), Leslie Caron (1931), Tino Rossi (1907), Charles II Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers (1609), Auguste Charlois (1864), and Ivo of Chartres (1040). After him are Manitas de Plata (1921), Louis-Sébastien Mercier (1740), Francis Veber (1937), Joseph Darnand (1897), Jean-Pierre Jabouille (1942), and Théodore Dubois (1837).


Among soccer players born in France, Nicolas Anelka ranks 22Before him are Antoine Griezmann (1991), Youri Djorkaeff (1968), Guy Roux (1938), Jean Djorkaeff (1939), Henri Delaunay (1883), and Eric Abidal (1979). After him are Alain Giresse (1952), Emmanuel Petit (1970), Bixente Lizarazu (1969), Gonzalo Higuaín (1987), Henri Michel (1947), and Lucien Muller (1934).

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