David Villa

1981 - Today

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David Villa Sánchez (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ˈbiʎa santʃeθ]; born 3 December 1981) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a striker. Villa is regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, and one of the greatest Spanish players of all time. He is currently working as the Technical Advisor and Head of Global Football Operations for Indian Super League club Odisha FC. He is the all-time top goalscorer for Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Villa has received more than 7,168,765 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). David Villa is the 249th most popular soccer player (down from 179th in 2019), the 373rd most popular biography from Spain (down from 344th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.70

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 80

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of David Villas by language

Over the past year David Villa has had the most page views in the with 648,043 views, followed by Spanish (323,362), and French (129,955). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hausa (688.30%), Mazandarani (110.99%), and Malagasy (85.11%)


Among soccer players, David Villa ranks 249 out of 21,273Before him are Arjen Robben, Ken Noritake, Paulino Alcántara, Francisco Varallo, Mordechai Spiegler, and Peter Bosz. After him are Fernando Hierro, Yoshio Okada, Valentin Ivanov, Antoine Griezmann, Udo Lattek, and Mesut Özil.

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Among people born in 1981, David Villa ranks 10Before him are Natalie Portman, Roger Federer, Fernando Alonso, Alicia Keys, Samuel Eto'o, and Britney Spears. After him are Beyoncé, Serena Williams, Jessica Alba, Rami Malek, Adriana Lima, and Justin Timberlake.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, David Villa ranks 373 out of 3,355Before him are Ramiro I of Aragon (1008), Achila II (695), Juan de la Cosa (1460), Francisco Ferrer (1859), Ordoño II of León (873), and Erwig (642). After him are Fernando Hierro (1968), Rosalía de Castro (1837), Anthony Mary Claret (1807), Alfonso V of León (994), Bernal Díaz del Castillo (1492), and Mercè Rodoreda (1908).


Among soccer players born in Spain, David Villa ranks 21Before him are Pedro Cea (1900), Emilio Butragueño (1963), Amancio Amaro (1939), Ernesto Valverde (1964), Andoni Zubizarreta (1961), and Fernando Torres (1984). After him are Fernando Hierro (1968), Quique Setién (1958), Antoni Ramallets (1924), Raúl (1977), Míchel (1963), and Julen Lopetegui (1966).