Raphaël Varane

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Raphaël Xavier Varane (born 25 April 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Manchester United and the France national team. Varane is regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation.Varane previously played for French club Lens and, ahead of the 2010–11 season, began training with the senior team and appeared on the bench in several league matches. Varane made his professional debut in 2010 aged 17, and after one season as a professional footballer, he joined Real Madrid. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raphaël Varane has received more than 4,478,823 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Raphaël Varane is the 1,291st most popular soccer player (down from 1,114th in 2019), the 3,147th most popular biography from France (down from 2,785th in 2019) and the 56th most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Raphaël Varane ranks 1,291 out of 16,923Before him are Hamit Altıntop, Gottfried Fuchs, Willy Sagnol, Emmanuel Sanon, Naoemon Shimizu, and Ichiro Hosotani. After him are Ryuichi Sugiyama, Ante Žanetić, Thorbjørn Svenssen, Andrea Barzagli, Pedro Arico Suárez, and Goran Jurić.

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Among people born in 1993, Raphaël Varane ranks 8Before him are Paulo Dybala, Mia Khalifa, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, Liam Payne, and Mauro Icardi. After him are Marc Márquez, Julian Draxler, IU, Loris Karius, Samuel Umtiti, and Jan Oblak.

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Among people born in France, Raphaël Varane ranks 3,147 out of 5,234Before him are Robert Jonquet (1925), Claude Dauphin (1903), Willy Sagnol (1977), Henri Vidal (1919), Jacques Herbrand (1908), and Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine (890). After him are Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle (1746), Jean-Christophe Grangé (1961), Jean François de Saint-Lambert (1716), Jean Stablinski (1932), Anne Dacier (1645), and Joseph Valentin Boussinesq (1842).


Among soccer players born in France, Raphaël Varane ranks 56Before him are Ludovic Giuly (1976), Albert Batteux (1919), Sylvain Wiltord (1974), David Ginola (1967), Robert Jonquet (1925), and Willy Sagnol (1977). After him are Samir Nasri (1987), Pierre Sinibaldi (1924), Bernard Lama (1963), Jacques Fatton (1925), Hugo Lloris (1986), and Alex Thépot (1906).

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