Abel Xavier

1972 - Today

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Abel Luís da Silva Costa Xavier (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈbɛɫ ʃɐviˈɛɾ]; born 30 November 1972) is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a full back, and is a manager. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abel Xavier has received more than 402,188 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Abel Xavier is the 2,165th most popular soccer player (down from 1,985th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Mozambique (down from 16th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Mozambican Soccer Player.

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  • 400k

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  • 59.26

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Abel Xavier ranks 2,165 out of 16,923Before him are José dos Santos Lopes, Anatoli Ilyin, Paolo Guerrero, Boban Babunski, Gianluca Pessotto, and Bernard Dietz. After him are Guillermo Arellano, Dani Güiza, Luiz Gervazoni, Maurinho, Albert Celades, and Hiroyuki Usui.

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Among people born in 1972, Abel Xavier ranks 114Before him are Leslie Mann, Steve McManaman, Severina, Jason O'Mara, Noriaki Kasai, and Trine Dyrholm. After him are RedOne, Edward Calvin Kendall, Facundo Arana, Lhasa de Sela, Kirsten Vangsness, and Julie Benz.

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In Mozambique

Among people born in Mozambique, Abel Xavier ranks 19 out of 31Before him are Carlos Agostinho do Rosário (1954), Ruy Guerra (1931), Alexandre José Maria dos Santos (1924), Júlio Duarte Langa (1927), Paulo Fonseca (1973), and Mia Couto (1955). After him are Mariza (1973), José Craveirinha (1922), Luísa Diogo (1958), 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), Simão Mate Junior (1988), Jorge Cadete (1968), and Mexer (1988).