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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 right-back. Known for his pace and energetic attacking runs along the right flank, he is regarded as one of the greatest full-backs of all time, one of the best defenders ever to play in Serie A, and as one of the greatest Brazilian and South American players of his generation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cafu has received more than 3,285,585 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 59 in 2019). Cafu is the 122nd most popular soccer player (up from 161st in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 66th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Cafu is most famous for being the first Brazilian athlete to win the World Cup.

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  • 11.15

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  • 2.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Cafu ranks 122 out of 16,880Before him are Fernando Santos, Kunishige Kamamoto, Luigi Riva, Lucien Laurent, Bobby Robson, and Carles Puyol. After him are Ko Arima, Kaká, Miroslav Klose, Robert Lewandowski, Daniel Passarella, and Didier Drogba.

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Among people born in 1970, Cafu ranks 6Before him are Matt Damon, Christopher Nolan, Diego Simeone, Rachel Weisz, and Jennifer Connelly. After him are Banksy, Edwin van der Sar, Luis Enrique, Aleksandar Vučić, Gianni Infantino, and Andre Agassi.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Cafu ranks 53 out of 2,067Before him are Zito (1932), Neymar (1992), Dani Alves (1983), Caetano Veloso (1942), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), and Gilberto Gil (1942). After him are Kaká (1982), Machado de Assis (1839), Tostão (1947), Vinicius de Moraes (1913), Ademir de Menezes (1922), and Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (1846).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Cafu ranks 26Before him are Bebeto (1964), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Zito (1932), Neymar (1992), and Dani Alves (1983). After him are Kaká (1982), Tostão (1947), Ademir de Menezes (1922), Zizinho (1921), José Altafini (1938), and Gérson (1941).

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