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Abel Xavier

1972 - Today

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Abel Luís da Silva Costa Xavier (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈβɛl ʃɐviˈɛɾ]; born 30 November 1972) is a Portuguese football manager and former professional footballer who played as a right-back. Xavier played for clubs in Portugal, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, England, Turkey and Germany before retiring with the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2008. He represented both Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool in the Premier League. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abel Xavier has received more than 537,037 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Abel Xavier is the 1,968th most popular soccer player (up from 2,163rd in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Mozambique (down from 19th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Mozambican Soccer Player.

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  • 540k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Abel Xavier ranks 1,968 out of 16,880Before him are Félix Loustau, Bacary Sagna, Germán Burgos, Ange Postecoglou, Heinz Kwiatkowski, and Tomáš Rosický. After him are Gabriel Calderón, Mario David, Ljubiša Spajić, Don Revie, Léopold Anoul, and David Ospina.

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Among people born in 1972, Abel Xavier ranks 117Before him are Sandra Kim, Alain Berset, John Cho, Timbaland, Esther Duflo, and Arayik Harutyunyan. After him are Facundo Arana, Claudia Pechstein, Conchita Martínez, Severina, Poppy Montgomery, and Beth Hart.

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In Mozambique

Among people born in Mozambique, Abel Xavier ranks 20 out of 34Before him are Afric Simone (1956), Júlio Duarte Langa (1927), Ruy Guerra (1931), Mia Couto (1955), Mariza (1973), and Paulo Fonseca (1973). After him are Luísa Diogo (1958), José Craveirinha (1922), Marcelino dos Santos (1929), Vicente Lucas (1935), António Calvário (1938), and Maria Mutola (1972).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Mozambique

Among soccer players born in Mozambique, Abel Xavier ranks 5Before him are Eusébio (1942), Carlos Queiroz (1953), Mário Coluna (1935), and Paulo Fonseca (1973). After him are Vicente Lucas (1935), Reinildo Mandava (1994), Jorge Cadete (1968), Simão Mate Junior (1988), and Mexer (1988).