David Luiz

1987 - Today

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David Luiz Moreira Marinho (born 22 April 1987) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Flamengo. He is primarily a centre back but has also been deployed as a defensive midfielder.After starting out at Vitoria, David Luiz moved to Benfica, remaining with the club for five seasons (three complete). He joined Chelsea in January 2011, winning the UEFA Champions League during the 2011–12 season. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Luiz has received more than 6,887,690 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. David Luiz is the 864th most popular soccer player (down from 556th in 2019), the 202nd most popular biography from Brazil (down from 148th in 2019) and the 89th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.90

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of David Luizs by language

Over the past year David Luiz has had the most page views in the with 641,744 views, followed by Portuguese (266,508), and Spanish (169,610). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Southern Azerbaijani (493.92%), Wu Chinese (164.71%), and Ido (138.13%)


Among soccer players, David Luiz ranks 864 out of 21,273Before him are Miguel Capuccini, Sakae Takahashi, Domènec Balmanya, Mirko Jozić, Jürgen Sparwasser, and Takeo Takahashi. After him are Alen Bokšić, Marc Overmars, Anfilogino Guarisi, Masashi Watanabe, Álvaro Morata, and Shiro Azumi.

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Among people born in 1987, David Luiz ranks 14Before him are Gerard Piqué, Arturo Vidal, Gonzalo Higuaín, Lee Min-ho, Sami Khedira, and Cesc Fàbregas. After him are Maria Sharapova, Tom Felton, Zac Efron, Blake Lively, Julian Nagelsmann, and Arda Turan.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, David Luiz ranks 202 out of 2,236Before him are Jorge Paulo Lemann (1939), Hermeto Pascoal (1936), Wilson da Silva Piazza (1943), Candido Portinari (1903), Raoni Metuktire (1940), and Luís of Orléans-Braganza (1878). After him are Anfilogino Guarisi (1905), Bartolomeu de Gusmão (1685), Pedro Américo (1843), Afonso Pena (1847), Prudente de Morais (1841), and Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain (1811).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, David Luiz ranks 89Before him are Thiago Silva (1984), Alexandre Pato (1989), Wallace Oliveira (1994), Mário Jardel (1973), Djalminha (1970), and Wilson da Silva Piazza (1943). After him are Anfilogino Guarisi (1905), Oreco (1932), Jair da Costa (1940), Diego Costa (1988), Domingos da Guia (1912), and Jair da Rosa Pinto (1921).