Carles Puyol

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Carles Puyol Saforcada (Catalan: [ˈkaɾləs puˈjɔl səfuɾˈkaðə], Spanish: [ˈkaɾles puˈʝol safoɾˈkaða]; born 13 April 1978) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played his entire career for Barcelona. He mainly played as a centre-back, but he could also play in either full-back position, mostly as a right-back. Known for his defensive qualities and leadership, Puyol is regarded as one of the greatest defenders and captains of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carles Puyol has received more than 4,367,755 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Carles Puyol is the 173rd most popular soccer player (down from 120th in 2019), the 276th most popular biography from Spain (down from 262nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

Carles Puyol is most famous for being a defender for the Spanish national team and FC Barcelona.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.72

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 75

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Carles Puyols by language

Over the past year Carles Puyol has had the most page views in the with 519,093 views, followed by Spanish (280,102), and French (93,493). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (112.72%), Mazandarani (56.53%), and Lithuanian (48.90%)


Among soccer players, Carles Puyol ranks 173 out of 21,273Before him are Oldřich Nejedlý, Gianluca Vialli, Luis Monti, Kazuyoshi Miura, József Bozsik, and Javier Zanetti. After him are Felix Magath, Osamu Yamaji, Lilian Thuram, Peter Shilton, Stjepan Bobek, and Clarence Seedorf.

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Among people born in 1978, Carles Puyol ranks 6Before him are Volodymyr Zelensky, Gianluigi Buffon, Miroslav Klose, Kobe Bryant, and Didier Drogba. After him are Omar Sy, Gennaro Gattuso, Michelle Rodriguez, Ian Somerhalder, Juan Román Riquelme, and Charlene, Princess of Monaco.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Carles Puyol ranks 276 out of 3,355Before him are Chindasuinth (563), Carlos Sainz (1962), Juan Díaz de Solís (1470), Hisham II (965), Maria Anna of Spain (1606), and Jorge Semprún (1923). After him are Silius Italicus (26), Postumus (250), Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1402), Muhammad I of Granada (1194), Abraham Abulafia (1240), and Liuvigild (525).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Carles Puyol ranks 12Before him are Luis Enrique (1970), Sergio Ramos (1986), Xavi (1980), Xabi Alonso (1981), Andrés Iniesta (1984), and Iker Casillas (1981). After him are Carles Rexach (1947), Telmo Zarra (1921), Pedro Cea (1900), Emilio Butragueño (1963), Amancio Amaro (1939), and Ernesto Valverde (1964).