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Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa (Brazilian Portuguese: [aˈlɛks ʁoˈdɾiɡu ˈdʒias dɐ ˈkɔstɐ]; born 17 June 1982), known as Alex, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a centre-back. He was known for his physical strength and the power of his shot, which has gained him the nicknames of "The Tank" and Canhão da Vila ("Cannon of Vila Belmiro").Having been bought by the Premier League club Chelsea in 2004, Alex was loaned to Dutch team PSV and he won 3 Eredivisie titles with them. Alex finally joined the Chelsea squad in the summer of 2007 after three years in the Netherlands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alex has received more than 784,942 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Alex is the 3,480th most popular soccer player (up from 3,821st in 2019), the 642nd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 684th in 2019) and the 329th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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  • 43.81

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Alex ranks 3,480 out of 16,880Before him are Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, Vladimir Fedotov, Danny Welbeck, George Cohen, and Eladio Rojas. After him are Peter Osgood, Liam Brady, José Luis Caminero, Matthias Ginter, Antonio Adán, and Kazumi Tsubota.

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Among people born in 1982, Alex ranks 130Before him are Fabricio Coloccini, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Li Na, Jack Huston, Ju Ji-hoon, and Kim Källström. After him are José Bosingwa, Thomas Middleditch, Toby Kebbell, Allison Mack, Deniz Çakır, and Hilarie Burton.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Alex ranks 642 out of 2,067Before him are Alex Sandro (1991), Ricardo Oliveira (1980), Nilmar (1984), Gil (1950), Cuca (1963), and Alex Barros (1970). After him are Alexandre Lopes (1974), Ciro Gomes (1957), Marisa Monte (1967), Rodrygo (2001), Emerson Sheik (1978), and Luiz Bombonato Goulart (1975).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Alex ranks 329Before him are Gabriel Jesus (1997), Alex Sandro (1991), Ricardo Oliveira (1980), Nilmar (1984), Gil (1950), and Cuca (1963). After him are Alexandre Lopes (1974), Rodrygo (2001), Emerson Sheik (1978), Luiz Bombonato Goulart (1975), Toninho (1948), and Alexandre Guimarães (1959).