Cristina Neagu

1988 - Today

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Cristina Georgiana Neagu (Romanian pronunciation: [krisˈtina ˈne̯aɡu]; born 26 August 1988) is a Romanian professional handballer who plays as a left back for CSM București and the Romanian national team. Often considered the best player in the world and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time, Neagu is the only female handball player in history to win four IHF World Player of the Year awards (in 2010, 2015, 2016 and 2018). She also won the EHF Player of the Year award in 2017 and 2018 (a record). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cristina Neagu has received more than 353,273 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Cristina Neagu is the 93rd most popular handball player (down from 84th in 2019), the 573rd most popular biography from Romania (down from 491st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Romanian Handball Player.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among handball players, Cristina Neagu ranks 93 out of 420Before her are Hans Lindberg, Momir Rnić, Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson, Kurt Dossin, Jérôme Fernandez, and Didier Dinart. After her are Danijel Šarić, Siarhei Rutenka, Filip Jícha, Yoon Kyung-shin, Raúl González, and Bojana Popović.

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Among people born in 1988, Cristina Neagu ranks 223Before her are Elsa Hosk, Steven Defour, Ibrahima Traoré, Roman Neustädter, Mohamed El Shenawy, and Mitchell Langerak. After her are Nadia Hilker, Reyhaneh Jabbari, Takahiro Moriuchi, Laura Siegemund, Carrie Johnson, and Carla Suárez Navarro.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Cristina Neagu ranks 573 out of 844Before her are Elena Georgescu (1964), Viorica Ioja (1962), Florența Mihai (1955), Corneliu Ion (1951), Tibor Selymes (1970), and Colin Kolles (1967). After her are Maria Fricioiu (1960), Romulus Gabor (1961), Emilia Eberle (1964), Ovidiu Hațegan (1980), Vlad Chiricheș (1989), and Valer Toma (1957).


Among handball players born in Romania, Cristina Neagu ranks 5Before her are Gheorghe Gruia (1940), Ștefan Birtalan (1948), Radu Voina (1950), and Cristian Gațu (1945). After her are Marian Cozma (1982), Gheorghe Dogărescu (1960), Mihaela Ciobanu (1973), Gabriella Szűcs (1984), and Komail Mahfoodh (1992).