Roger Piantoni

1931 - 2018

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Roger Piantoni (26 December 1931 – 26 May 2018) was a French footballer who played as an inside-forward and was a star on the French national team in the late 1950s. During the 1949–1950 season, he was the champion of Lorraine with his team, and was the top scorer in the league with 35 goals. At the 1958 World Cup, Piantoni was considered one of the best French players of his time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Piantoni has received more than 84,587 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Roger Piantoni is the 970th most popular soccer player (down from 899th in 2019), the 3,015th most popular biography from France (down from 2,737th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Roger Piantoni ranks 970 out of 16,880Before him are Jair da Costa, Rinus Israël, Jair da Rosa Pinto, Takeshi Kamo, Daniel Bertoni, and Márton Bukovi. After him are Aleksandar Tirnanić, Douglas Costa, Dirk Kuyt, Sandro Puppo, Josep Maria Fusté, and Svatopluk Pluskal.

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Among people born in 1931, Roger Piantoni ranks 205Before him are David Eddings, Allen Klein, Dean Jones, Mickey Mantle, Dritëro Agolli, and Sylvano Bussotti. After him are Michael O. Rabin, William Goldman, Philip Baker Hall, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Caroline Graham. Among people deceased in 2018, Roger Piantoni ranks 168Before him are Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, June Whitfield, Sergio Marchionne, Vladimir Voinovich, Sridevi, and Eddie Clarke. After him are Roger Bannister, Barbara Harris, Lewis Gilbert, Reinhard Hardegen, William Goldman, and Leila Abashidze.

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Among people born in France, Roger Piantoni ranks 3,015 out of 6,011Before him are Roger Walkowiak (1927), Hervé Bazin (1911), Pierre-Paul Riquet (1609), Jean Wahl (1888), Édouard Chavannes (1865), and Freya Stark (1893). After him are Jean-Delphin Alard (1815), Jean-Daniel Cadinot (1944), E. D. Morel (1873), Pierre Omidyar (1967), Irène Jacob (1966), and Zacharie Astruc (1833).


Among soccer players born in France, Roger Piantoni ranks 44Before him are Lucien Muller (1934), Gabriel Hanot (1889), Djibril Cissé (1981), Patrick Battiston (1957), Philippe Troussier (1955), and Felice Borel (1914). After him are Hugo Lloris (1986), Rudi Garcia (1964), Bafétimbi Gomis (1985), Didier Six (1954), Mathieu Valbuena (1984), and Jean Vincent (1930).