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 79,450 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Roger Piantoni is the 899th most popular soccer player (down from 699th in 2019), the 2,740th most popular biography from France (down from 2,361st in 2019) and the 36th most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Roger Piantoni ranks 899 out of 16,923Before him are Thiago Motta, Ronald de Boer, Masaki Yokotani, Índio, Shigeo Yaegashi, and Nobuo Kawakami. After him are Willi Schulz, Shigemi Ishii, Ahmed Faras, Francisco Aramburu, Guillermo Gorostiza, and Hong Myung-bo.

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Among people born in 1931, Roger Piantoni ranks 197Before him are Guido de Marco, Adriana Asti, Mady Mesplé, Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Fred Brooks, and Índio. After him are George Vassiliou, Heisuke Hironaka, Georgy Grechko, Janosch, Jan Johansson, and Caroline Graham. Among people deceased in 2018, Roger Piantoni ranks 159Before him are David Ogden Stiers, Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Neil Simon, Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, June Whitfield, and Walter Mischel. After him are Jalaluddin Haqqani, Lewis Gilbert, Philip Kerr, Irena Szewińska, Vladimir Voinovich, and Vladimir Lyakhov.

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Among people born in France, Roger Piantoni ranks 2,740 out of 5,234Before him are Bernard Werber (1961), François Berléand (1952), Pierre Brasseur (1905), Francis Ponge (1899), Jeannot Szwarc (1937), and Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps (1803). After him are Ado of Vienne (800), René Grousset (1885), Pierre-Émile Martin (1824), Édith Scob (1937), André-Louis Debierne (1874), and Gérard de Villiers (1929).


Among soccer players born in France, Roger Piantoni ranks 36Before him are Rudi Garcia (1964), Robert Pires (1973), Felice Borel (1914), Kylian Mbappé (1998), Robert Herbin (1939), and Philippe Troussier (1955). After him are Patrick Battiston (1957), Gabriel Hanot (1889), Djibril Cissé (1981), Jean Vincent (1930), Paul Pogba (1993), and Christophe Dugarry (1972).