Sylvain Distin

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Sylvain Distin (born 16 December 1977) is a French former professional footballer. He is left-footed and played as a central defender, and was also capable of playing at left-back. Distin began his career playing for French amateur sides in the CFA, and worked his way up to professional sides Gueugnon and subsequently Paris Saint-Germain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sylvain Distin has received more than 552,590 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Sylvain Distin is the 5,967th most popular soccer player (up from 6,601st in 2019), the 4,421st most popular biography from France (down from 3,790th in 2019) and the 311th most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Sylvain Distin ranks 5,967 out of 16,923Before him are Kylian Hazard, Martin Hinteregger, Danny Drinkwater, Luiz Carlos Pereira, Denis Caniza, and Sergio Berti. After him are Miroslav Mentel, Oscar Wirth, Mogens Krogh, Odil Ahmedov, Kazuyuki Toda, and Graeme Le Saux.

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Among people born in 1977, Sylvain Distin ranks 358Before him are Stephon Marbury, Devin Ratray, Jason Terry, Harald Helfgott, Sam Jaeger, and Elitsa Todorova. After him are Anni Friesinger-Postma, Kazuyuki Toda, Yoshi Tatsu, Tadej Valjavec, Daniel Majstorović, and Elden Henson.

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In France

Among people born in France, Sylvain Distin ranks 4,421 out of 5,234Before him are Karim Ziani (1982), Clément Turpin (1982), Anthoine Hubert (1996), Éliette Abécassis (1969), Jérôme Ferrari (1968), and Christophe Moreau (1971). After him are Julien Benneteau (1981), Salif Sané (1990), Joe Duplantier (1976), Alexis Vastine (1986), Nathalie Loiseau (1964), and Vahina Giocante (1981).


Among soccer players born in France, Sylvain Distin ranks 311Before him are Aïssa Mandi (1991), Patrice Garande (1960), Cyril Théréau (1983), Wahbi Khazri (1991), Christian Perez (1963), and Karim Ziani (1982). After him are Salif Sané (1990), Steve Marlet (1974), Dan-Axel Zagadou (1999), Benjamin Stambouli (1990), Ludovic Obraniak (1984), and Mehdi Nafti (1978).