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Raphaël Varane

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Raphaël Xavier Varane (French: [ʁafaɛl vaʁan]; born 25 April 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Manchester United. Considered as one of the best defenders of his generation, Varane is known for his defensive prowess and speed.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 5,975,658 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Raphaël Varane is the 1,265th most popular soccer player (up from 1,289th in 2019), the 3,360th most popular biography from France (down from 3,144th in 2019) and the 61st most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Raphaël Varane ranks 1,265 out of 16,880Before him are Adolfo Zumelzú, Willian, Burak Yılmaz, Shigemi Ishii, Dieter Hoeneß, and Andrej Kvašňák. After him are Álvaro Arbeloa, Jair Marinho, Josep Escolà, Milutin Šoškić, Nelsinho Baptista, and Gerhard Hanappi.

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Among people born in 1993, Raphaël Varane ranks 10Before him are Mia Khalifa, Paulo Dybala, Liam Payne, Mauro Icardi, Hande Erçel, and IU. After him are Hakim Ziyech, Marc Márquez, Jan Oblak, Julian Draxler, Samuel Umtiti, and Harry Kane.

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Among people born in France, Raphaël Varane ranks 3,360 out of 6,011Before him are Charles Renard (1847), Sabine Azéma (1949), Pierre Magnol (1638), Jehanne D'Alcy (1865), André Prévost (1860), and Charles Simon Favart (1710). After him are Jean-Joseph, Marquis Dessolles (1767), Jean Coralli (1779), Alfred Sauvy (1898), Clémence Poésy (1982), Julie d'Aubigny (1670), and Adrien-Henri de Jussieu (1797).


Among soccer players born in France, Raphaël Varane ranks 61Before him are Alexandre Lacazette (1991), André Maschinot (1903), Bernard Lama (1963), Claude Le Roy (1948), Ousmane Dembélé (1997), and Sylvain Wiltord (1974). After him are Riyad Mahrez (1991), Manuel Amoros (1962), Bernard Lacombe (1952), Pierre Sinibaldi (1924), Dominique Rocheteau (1955), and Jacques Fatton (1925).

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