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Celestine Babayaro

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Celestine Boyd Jonto 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 612,170 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Celestine Babayaro is the 5,129th most popular soccer player (down from 4,467th in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 58th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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  • 39.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Celestine Babayaro ranks 5,129 out of 16,880Before him are Adrián Ramos, Marco Pascolo, Carlos Tenorio, Khodadad Azizi, Alen Halilović, and Henk Fraser. After him are Marek Dziuba, Laurie Scott, Maicon Pereira de Oliveira, Suso, Saúl Martínez, and Mihoko Iwaya.

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Among people born in 1978, Celestine Babayaro ranks 281Before him are Marco Fu, Martin Schmitt, Baran bo Odar, Sébastien Grosjean, Mariano Puerta, and Samuel Sánchez. After him are Josh McDermitt, Tom Beck, Leandro Cufré, Eddie Cahill, Mehdi Nafti, and Marko Jarić.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Celestine Babayaro ranks 65 out of 236Before him are John Onaiyekan (1944), Buchi Emecheta (1944), Ahmed Musa (1992), Ben Okri (1959), Odion Ighalo (1989), and Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (1936). After him are Hauwa Ibrahim (1968), Michael Obiku (1968), Kalu Uche (1982), Victor Osimhen (1998), Mohammed Yusuf (1970), and John Obi Mikel (1987).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Celestine Babayaro ranks 21Before him are Vincent Enyeama (1982), Taye Taiwo (1985), Peter Rufai (1963), Victor Moses (1990), Ahmed Musa (1992), and Odion Ighalo (1989). After him are Michael Obiku (1968), Kalu Uche (1982), Victor Osimhen (1998), John Obi Mikel (1987), Emmanuel Olisadebe (1978), and Joseph Yobo (1980).