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Marcos Evangelista de Morais (born 7 June 1970), known as Cafu [kaˈfu], is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a defender. With 142 appearances for the Brazil national team, he is the most internationally capped Brazilian player of all time. He represented his nation in four FIFA World Cups between 1994 and 2006, and is the only player to have appeared in three consecutive World Cup finals, winning the 1994 and 2002 editions of the tournament, the latter as his team's captain where he lifted the World Cup trophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cafu has received more than 1,827,455 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 138th most popular soccer player.

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  • 60.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Cafu ranks 137 out of 13,233Before him are Fabio Cannavaro, Helmut Schön, Héctor Castro, Akira Kitaguchi, Bob Paisley, and Dražan Jerković. After him are Bebeto, Mauricio Pochettino, Miroslav Klose, Andrés Iniesta, Helmut Rahn, and Kaká.

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Among people born in 1970, Cafu ranks 8Before him are Matt Damon, Banksy, Christopher Nolan, Edwin van der Sar, Diego Simeone, and Andre Agassi. After him are Rachel Weisz, Uma Thurman, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Queen Rania of Jordan, and Gianni Infantino.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Cafu ranks 63 out of 1,296Before him are Vinicius de Moraes (1913), Hélder Câmara (1909), Neymar (1992), Ademir de Menezes (1922), Zizinho (1921), and Zumbi (1655). After him are Bebeto (1964), Kaká (1982), Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897), João Goulart (1918), Peter Medawar (1915), and Vicente Feola (1909).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Cafu ranks 28Before him are Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (1943), José Altafini (1938), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Neymar (1992), Ademir de Menezes (1922), and Zizinho (1921). After him are Bebeto (1964), Kaká (1982), Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (1921), Gérson (1941), Tostão (1947), and Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939).

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