Émerson Leão

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Émerson Leão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɛmeʁsõ leˈɐ̃w]; born 11 July 1949) is a Brazilian head coach and former football player. He is regarded by pundits as one of best Brazilian goalkeepers of all time. A documentary video produced by FIFA, FIFA Fever, called him the third-most impressive defense player of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Émerson Leão has received more than 103,247 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Émerson Leão is the 489th most popular soccer player (up from 535th in 2019), the 122nd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 139th in 2019) and the 51st most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Émerson Leão ranks 489 out of 16,923Before him are Fernando Santos, Ali Sami Yen, Jack Charlton, Wayne Rooney, Diego Milito, and Yoshimatsu Oyama. After him are Mauricio Pochettino, Hans-Peter Briegel, Roque Máspoli, Santillana, Ferdinand Daučík, and Larbi Benbarek.

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Among people born in 1949, Émerson Leão ranks 102Before him are Ric Flair, Axel Honneth, José Pékerman, Armand Assante, Gary Ridgway, and Horst Seehofer. After him are Fernando Collor de Mello, Margareta of Romania, Göran Persson, Roger Deakins, Quini, and Tommy Ramone.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Émerson Leão ranks 122 out of 1,947Before him are Baden Powell (1937), Loalwa Braz (1953), Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954), Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior (1943), Fernando Meirelles (1955), and Chico Mendes (1944). After him are Fernando Collor de Mello (1949), Jânio Quadros (1917), José Mauro de Vasconcelos (1920), Floriano Peixoto (1839), Princess Francisca of Brazil (1824), and Zé Roberto (1974).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Émerson Leão ranks 51Before him are Dunga (1963), Juninho Pernambucano (1975), Adriano (1982), Deco (1977), Robinho (1984), and Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954). After him are Zé Roberto (1974), Pepe (1983), Edu Coimbra (1947), Dino Sani (1932), Carlos José Castilho (1927), and Orlando Peçanha (1935).