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Anderson Luís de Souza (born 27 August 1977), also known as Deco (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈdɛku]), is a former professional football player who primarily played as an attacking or central midfielder. Born and raised in Brazil, he acquired Portuguese citizenship and played for Portugal. He is regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Deco has received more than 2,914,167 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Deco is the 284th most popular soccer player (up from 343rd in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 107th in 2019) and the 39th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.98

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.67

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Decos by language

Over the past year Deco has had the most page views in the with 439,302 views, followed by Spanish (186,245), and Portuguese (129,365). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (229.14%), Catalan (224.61%), and Spanish (115.85%)


Among soccer players, Deco ranks 284 out of 21,273Before him are Gusztáv Sebes, Alessandro Nesta, Elías Figueroa, Marcelo, Míchel, and Amarildo Tavares da Silveira. After him are Angelo Schiavio, David Trezeguet, Akira Nozawa, Gennaro Gattuso, Kunitaka Sueoka, and Jan Koller.

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Among people born in 1977, Deco ranks 14Before him are Mike Shinoda, Ludacris, Kaja Kallas, John Cena, Orlando Bloom, and Raúl. After him are David Trezeguet, Katalin Novák, Jessica Chastain, Phil Neville, Chadwick Boseman, and Psy.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Deco ranks 86 out of 2,236Before him are Reinaldo Arenas (1943), Chico Buarque (1944), Leonardo Boff (1938), Tancredo Neves (1910), Marcelo (1988), and Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939). After him are Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948), Princess Francisca of Brazil (1824), Chico Mendes (1944), Edu Coimbra (1947), Hilderaldo Bellini (1930), and Pepe (1983).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Deco ranks 39Before him are Careca (1960), Dunga (1963), Dani Alves (1983), Dida (1973), Marcelo (1988), and Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939). After him are Edu Coimbra (1947), Hilderaldo Bellini (1930), Pepe (1983), Cláudio Taffarel (1966), Toninho Cerezo (1955), and Mauro Ramos (1930).