Andrea Pirlo

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Andrea Pirlo (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa ˈpirlo]; born 19 May 1979) is an Italian football manager and former player who is currently the head coach of Serie B club Sampdoria. Considered one of the greatest midfielders of all-time, Pirlo was renowned for his vision, ball control, technique, creativity, passing, and free kick ability. Pirlo began his club career in 1995 as an attacking midfielder with hometown club Brescia, winning the Serie B in 1997. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrea Pirlo has received more than 8,047,565 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Andrea Pirlo is the 188th most popular soccer player (down from 185th in 2019), the 1,088th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,215th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

Andrea Pirlo is most famous for being a midfielder for Juventus and the Italian national team. He is known for his excellent technique, vision, and long-range passing.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 62.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 74

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Andrea Pirlos by language

Over the past year Andrea Pirlo has had the most page views in the with 836,499 views, followed by Italian (491,517), and Spanish (400,376). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Southern Azerbaijani (130.49%), Simple English (118.28%), and Korean (62.12%)


Among soccer players, Andrea Pirlo ranks 188 out of 21,273Before him are Vittorio Pozzo, Günter Netzer, Kenny Dalglish, Luis Suárez, Thomas Tuchel, and Héctor Castro. After him are Johnny Rep, Pedro Cea, Enzo Francescoli, José Luis Chilavert, Michael Ballack, and Emilio Butragueño.

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Among people born in 1979, Andrea Pirlo ranks 2Before him is Heath Ledger. After him are Diego Forlán, Valentino Rossi, Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, Markus Persson, Kimi Räikkönen, Anders Behring Breivik, Nicolas Anelka, Roberta Metsola, Chris Pratt, and Diego Milito.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Andrea Pirlo ranks 1,088 out of 5,161Before him are Hiero I of Syracuse (-600), Marcus Claudius Marcellus (-42), Augustine of Canterbury (510), Benedetto Marcello (1686), Miuccia Prada (1949), and Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (1587). After him are Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli (1856), Gino Bartali (1914), Marcello Gandini (1938), Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons (1638), Hippolytus of Rome (170), and Marcus Atilius Regulus (-299).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Andrea Pirlo ranks 20Before him are Alessandro Del Piero (1974), Fabio Cannavaro (1973), Filippo Inzaghi (1973), Sandro Mazzola (1942), Gianluca Vialli (1964), and Vittorio Pozzo (1886). After him are Antonio Conte (1969), Giampiero Boniperti (1928), Gino Colaussi (1914), Alessandro Costacurta (1966), Gaetano Scirea (1953), and Lorenzo Buffon (1929).