Celestine Babayaro

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Celestine Hycieth Babayaro (born 29 August 1978) is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as a left-back or a midfielder. Babayaro spent the majority of his career playing in the Premier League, mainly for Chelsea from 1997 to 2005, and then later for Newcastle United, from 2005 to 2008. He had a brief stint at MLS club LA Galaxy, but never officially played for the club. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Celestine Babayaro has received more than 719,963 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Celestine Babayaro is the 4,987th most popular soccer player (up from 5,104th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 65th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among soccer players, Celestine Babayaro ranks 4,987 out of 21,273Before him are Juan Ignacio Basaguren, Wilfried Hannes, Dario Hübner, Alfredo Sánchez, Billy Liddell, and Igor Bišćan. After him are Smahi Triki, Kostas Manolas, Dimitris Saravakos, Thomas Delaney, Gary McAllister, and Sven Bender.

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Among people born in 1978, Celestine Babayaro ranks 197Before him are Geoffrey Arend, Pablo Iglesias Turrión, Mosab Hassan Yousef, Nicholle Tom, Daniel Risch, and Igor Bišćan. After him are Will Champion, Caucher Birkar, Jay Hernandez, Jun Fukuyama, Tia Hellebaut, and Duncan James.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Celestine Babayaro ranks 58 out of 309Before him are Bennet Omalu (1968), Stephen Keshi (1962), Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (1936), Israel Adesanya (1989), Peter Rufai (1963), and Buchi Emecheta (1944). After him are Taye Taiwo (1985), Victor Boniface (2000), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900), Flora Nwapa (1931), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (1962), and Omowunmi Sadik (1964).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Celestine Babayaro ranks 17Before him are Finidi George (1971), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Sunday Oliseh (1974), Uche Okechukwu (1967), Stephen Keshi (1962), and Peter Rufai (1963). After him are Taye Taiwo (1985), Victor Boniface (2000), Emmanuel Olisadebe (1978), Ahmed Musa (1992), Vincent Enyeama (1982), and Victor Moses (1990).