William Gallas

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William Eric Gallas (born 17 August 1977) is a French former professional footballer who played as a defender. He played most of his footballing career in France and England before finishing his career in Australia with A-League club Perth Glory. Gallas began his career in France, before being signed by English club Chelsea in 2001. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Gallas has received more than 1,156,306 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). William Gallas is the 1,771st most popular soccer player (down from 1,547th in 2019), the 3,483rd most popular biography from France (down from 3,002nd in 2019) and the 81st most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, William Gallas ranks 1,771 out of 16,923Before him are Nuri Şahin, Helmut Senekowitsch, Bo Larsson, Paulo César Carpegiani, Sebastián Abreu, and Ferenc Sas. After him are Josef Hickersberger, Marko Elsner, Arne Brustad, Antonio Puerta, Georg Braun, and Zoltán Varga.

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Among people born in 1977, William Gallas ranks 62Before him are Maniche, Vince Carter, Zachary Quinto, Matt Czuchry, Peter Phillips, and Matthias Schoenaerts. After him are Alex, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Katherine Moennig, Won Bin, Giorgos Karagounis, and Tom Brady.

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In France

Among people born in France, William Gallas ranks 3,483 out of 5,234Before him are Robert Garnier (1534), Indila (1984), Georges Courteline (1858), Auguste Franchomme (1808), Henry Bataille (1872), and Christian Herter (1895). After him are Louise-Victorine Ackermann (1813), Auguste de Montferrand (1786), Jules Vandooren (1908), Anny Duperey (1947), Hervé Faye (1814), and Charles Duclerc (1812).


Among soccer players born in France, William Gallas ranks 81Before him are Mathieu Valbuena (1984), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (1989), Edmond Delfour (1907), Dominique Rocheteau (1955), Étienne Mattler (1905), and Émile Veinante (1907). After him are Jules Vandooren (1908), Oscar Heisserer (1914), Joël Bats (1957), Ousmane Dembélé (1997), André Lerond (1930), and Frank Leboeuf (1968).