David Silva

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David Silva

David Josué Jiménez Silva (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ˈsilβa]; 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 4,430,962 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 871st most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.78

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, David Silva ranks 868 out of 13,233Before him are Evaristo de Macedo, Dimitar Berbatov, Amadeo Carrizo, Pietro Serantoni, Stefan Effenberg, and Anfilogino Guarisi. After him are Minoru Kobata, Marta, Mikheil Meskhi, Jorginho, Luis Regueiro, and Hennes Weisweiler.

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Among people born in 1986, David Silva ranks 23Before him are Asa Akira, Keylor Navas, Hugo Lloris, Irina Shayk, Edin Džeko, and Alexander Rybak. After him are Marta, Amber Heard, Sebastian Kurz, Hulk, Alexandra Daddario, and Keisuke Honda.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, David Silva ranks 800 out of 1,895Before him are Carmen Laforet (null), Massiel (1947), Carlos Westendorp (1937), Indalecio Prieto (1883), Pilar Bardem (1939), and Francisco Javier Castaños, 1st Duke of Bailén (1758). After him are Luis Regueiro (1908), Salvador Sadurní (1941), José Manuel Fuente (1945), Agustín Gaínza (1922), Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga (1956), and Rocío Dúrcal (1944).


Among soccer players born in Spain, David Silva ranks 63Before him are Jacinto Quincoces (1905), Josep Seguer (1923), Julio Salinas (1962), Roberto Martínez (1973), Pahiño (1923), and Jordi Alba (1989). After him are Luis Regueiro (1908), Salvador Sadurní (1941), Agustín Gaínza (1922), Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga (1956), Miguel Ángel Nadal (1966), and Joaquín Peiró (1936).

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