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Anderson Luís de Souza (born 27 August 1977), known as Deco (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈdɛku]), is a Brazilian-born Portuguese sports agent and retired professional footballer who primarily played as an attacking or central midfielder. After an illustrious playing career he started D20 Sports, an agency that specializes in managing Brazilian and Portuguese footballers. Deco is regarded as one of the best players of his generation.Deco is one of the few players to have won the UEFA Champions League with two clubs, with Porto in 2004 and Barcelona in 2006. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Deco has received more than 2,172,801 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Deco is the 433rd most popular soccer player (down from 417th in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 114th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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  • 66.86

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  • 62

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  • 9.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Deco ranks 433 out of 16,923Before him are Xabi Alonso, Adriano, Takeo Wakabayashi, Alessandro Nesta, Masuzo Madono, and Steven Gerrard. After him are Nereo Rocco, Klaus Fischer, Robinho, Rihei Sano, Jenő Buzánszky, and Leonel Sánchez.

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Among people born in 1977, Deco ranks 17Before him are Raúl, Sarah Wayne Callies, David Trezeguet, Michael Fassbender, Kanye West, and Liv Tyler. After him are Tarja Turunen, Hidetoshi Nakata, Jessica Chastain, Brittany Murphy, Natalia Oreiro, and Katheryn Winnick.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Deco ranks 112 out of 1,947Before him are Pierre Clostermann (1921), Dunga (1963), Rubens Barrichello (1972), Peter Medawar (1915), Juninho Pernambucano (1975), and Adriano (1982). After him are Robinho (1984), Chico Xavier (1910), Augusto Boal (1931), Baden Powell (1937), Loalwa Braz (1953), and Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Deco ranks 48Before him are Dani Alves (1983), Cláudio Taffarel (1966), Dida (1973), Dunga (1963), Juninho Pernambucano (1975), and Adriano (1982). After him are Robinho (1984), Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954), Émerson Leão (1949), Zé Roberto (1974), Pepe (1983), and Edu Coimbra (1947).