Daniel Van Buyten

1978 - Today

Daniel Van Buyten

Daniel Van Buyten (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdaːnijɛl vɑm ˈbœytə(n)]; born 7 February 1978) is a Belgian former footballer who played as a centre back. Nicknamed "Big Dan", Van Buyten was known for his uncompromising style of play, exploiting both his physical strength and aerial ability. Beginning at Charleroi as a striker, Van Buyten's career took off when he converted to a centre back, playing for a series of top flight clubs, including Marseille, Manchester City, Hamburger SV and Bayern Munich. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Van Buyten has received more than 340,677 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,274th most popular soccer player.

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  • 340k

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  • 48.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Daniel Van Buyten ranks 1,270 out of 13,233Before him are Alen Bokšić, Ryozo Suzuki, Quique Setién, Néstor Rossi, Quique Sánchez Flores, and Lucas Moura. After him are Heinz Kwiatkowski, Ousmane Dembélé, Ramón Muttis, Salvador Artigas, Matthijs de Ligt, and Juanfran.

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Among people born in 1978, Daniel Van Buyten ranks 46Before him are Rio Ferdinand, Kakha Kaladze, Vanessa-Mae, Shunsuke Nakamura, Gabriel Heinze, and Mirka Federer. After him are Gwendoline Christie, Danai Gurira, Ha Ji-won, Volodymyr Groysman, Johnny Sins, and Liya Kebede.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Daniel Van Buyten ranks 384 out of 658Before him are Marcel Kint (1914), FM-2030 (1930), Walthère Frère-Orban (1812), Radja Nainggolan (1988), Simon Leys (1935), and Joseph Pholien (null). After him are Marc Rich (1934), Étienne Gailly (null), Charles Jean de la Vallée Poussin (1866), Kate Ryan (1980), Sandra Kim (1972), and Wilfried Van Moer (1945).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Daniel Van Buyten ranks 20Before him are Thomas Vermaelen (1985), Axel Witsel (1989), Marc Wilmots (1969), Marouane Fellaini (1987), Vincent Kompany (1986), and Radja Nainggolan (1988). After him are Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Dries Mertens (1987), Raoul Lambert (1944), Erwin Vandenbergh (1959), Jan Vertonghen (1987), and Léon Semmeling (1940).

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