David de Gea

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David de Gea Quintana (born 7 November 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester United and the Spain national team. He was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world throughout the latter half of the 2010s.Born in Madrid and raised in nearby Illescas, De Gea began his playing career with Atlético Madrid, rising through the academy system at the club before making his senior debut in 2009, aged 18. After being made Atlético's first-choice goalkeeper, he helped the team win the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David de Gea has received more than 6,539,460 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). David de Gea is the 1,533rd most popular soccer player (down from 788th in 2019), the 1,080th most popular biography from Spain (down from 758th in 2019) and the 115th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, David de Gea ranks 1,533 out of 16,923Before him are Teodoro Fernández, Nihat Kahveci, Karl-Erik Palmér, Antal Dunai, Vlastimil Kopecký, and Stefan Reuter. After him are Seydou Keita, Salif Keïta, Kees Rijvers, Léon Semmeling, Ruy Ramos, and Francisco Rodrigues.

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Among people born in 1990, David de Gea ranks 16Before him are André Schürrle, Magnus Carlsen, Machine Gun Kelly, The Weeknd, Douglas Costa, and Bojan Krkić. After him are Çağatay Ulusoy, Wojciech Szczęsny, Peter Sagan, Park Shin-hye, Luuk de Jong, and Rita Ora.

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Among people born in Spain, David de Gea ranks 1,080 out of 2,595Before him are José Cadalso (1741), Gonzalo Torrente Ballester (1910), Rosa Sensat (1873), Joaquim Rifé (1942), Raúl Albiol (1985), and Ana Belén (1951). After him are Jesús López Cobos (1940), Gregorio Fernández (1576), Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (1933), Rafael Lesmes (1926), Javier Urruticoechea (1952), and Federico Moreno Torroba (1891).


Among soccer players born in Spain, David de Gea ranks 115Before him are Luis Miró (1913), Ramón de la Fuente Leal (1907), Bojan Krkić (1990), Diego López (1981), Joaquim Rifé (1942), and Raúl Albiol (1985). After him are Rafael Lesmes (1926), Javier Urruticoechea (1952), Joaquín (1981), Agustín Gaínza (1922), Víctor Muñoz (1957), and Juanito (1954).

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