Raymond Braine

1907 - 1978

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Raymond Ernest Michel Braine (28 April 1907 – 24 December 1978) was a Belgian football striker. He was also the first Belgian professional player, when he obtained a transfer to Sparta Prague in 1930. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Braine has received more than 33,426 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Raymond Braine is the 1,114th most popular soccer player (up from 1,139th in 2019), the 393rd most popular biography from Belgium and the 14th most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Raymond Braine ranks 1,114 out of 16,923Before him are Eraldo Monzeglio, Maryan Wisniewski, Miguel Capuccini, Christian Panucci, Ferenc Szusza, and Gerald Vanenburg. After him are Jacques Santini, Bora Kostić, Eusebio Tejera, Fernando Riera, Edmundo, and Michele Andreolo.

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Among people born in 1907, Raymond Braine ranks 154Before him are Roman Rudenko, Gene Autry, Frederick Copleston, Ramon Magsaysay, James A. Michener, and Ethel Smith. After him are Marcel Bezençon, James M. Gavin, Parvin E'tesami, Helmut Walcha, Giuseppe Occhialini, and William Steig. Among people deceased in 1978, Raymond Braine ranks 113Before him are Charles Best, Franz Bäke, Josef Frings, Julio Jaramillo, Raúl Alberto Lastiri, and Roy Harrod. After him are Lennie Tristano, José Gonzalvo, Jean Nicolas, Juan Evaristo, Federico Chávez, and Mary Blair.

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Among people born in Belgium, Raymond Braine ranks 393 out of 899Before him are Jean-Marc Bosman (1964), Joseph Lebeau (1794), Peter Benoit (1834), Ferdinand de Marsin (1656), Bobbejaan Schoepen (1925), and Jean Duvieusart (1900). After him are Dries Mertens (1987), Grégoire de Saint-Vincent (1584), Dirk Frimout (1941), Edmond Leburton (1915), Hubert Van Innis (1866), and Princess Amalia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1830).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Raymond Braine ranks 14Before him are Enzo Scifo (1966), Marc Wilmots (1969), Louis Van Hege (1889), Romelu Lukaku (1993), Thibaut Courtois (1992), and Jean-Marc Bosman (1964). After him are Dries Mertens (1987), Franky Van der Elst (1961), Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Franky Vercauteren (1956), Raoul Lambert (1944), and Daniel Van Buyten (1978).