David Silva

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David Josué Jiménez Silva (born 8 January 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for La Liga club Real Sociedad. Silva plays mainly as a central or an attacking midfielder but can also play as a winger or second striker. He is predominantly a left-footed player and his passing ability and possession-retaining qualities have earned him the nicknames "Merlin" and "El Mago" from his teammates and fans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Silva has received more than 5,637,046 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). David Silva is the 802nd most popular soccer player (up from 816th in 2019), the 848th most popular biography from Spain (down from 820th in 2019) and the 61st most popular Soccer Player.

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  • 72

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  • 9.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, David Silva ranks 802 out of 16,880Before him are Adolf Scherer, Hércules Brito Ruas, Álvaro Gestido, Mirko Jozić, Sergei Salnikov, and Jordi Alba. After him are Dida, Miralem Pjanić, Mario Götze, Motoo Tatsuhara, Pirri, and Ricardo Carvalho.

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Among people born in 1986, David Silva ranks 22Before him are Amber Heard, Edin Džeko, Sebastian Kurz, Nani, Lindsay Lohan, and Alexander Rybak. After him are Irina Shayk, Diego Godín, Hulk, Kit Harington, Alexandra Daddario, and Hugo Lloris.

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Among people born in Spain, David Silva ranks 848 out of 2,932Before him are Juan de Garay (1528), Idris al-Ma'mun (1186), Manolo Escobar (1931), Santos Abril y Castelló (1936), Jordi Alba (1989), and Margaret of Prades (1395). After him are Alonso de Ercilla (1533), Galindo Aznárez I (825), Ramón Menéndez Pidal (1869), Àngel Guimerà (1845), Pirri (1945), and Jesús María Pereda (1938).


Among soccer players born in Spain, David Silva ranks 61Before him are Pahiño (1923), Julio Salinas (1962), Lorenzo Fernández (1900), Luis Fernández (1959), Jacinto Quincoces (1905), and Jordi Alba (1989). After him are Pirri (1945), Jesús María Pereda (1938), Miguel Reina (1946), Francisco Bru (1885), Roberto Martínez (1973), and Mikel Arteta (1982).

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