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Anderson Luís de Souza (born 27 August 1977), known as Deco (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈdɛku]), is a retired professional footballer who primarily played as an attacking or central midfielder. Born and raised in Brazil, he acquired Portuguese citizenship and played for Portugal. 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 2,481,401 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Deco is the 344th most popular soccer player (up from 433rd in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 112th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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  • 2.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.45

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Deco ranks 344 out of 16,880Before him are Gaetano Scirea, Pedro Rocha, Ernst Wilimowski, Vujadin Boškov, Ivo Viktor, and Elías Figueroa. After him are Jean Djorkaeff, Osamu Yamaji, Marco Materazzi, Pepe, Vladimir Beara, and Ernesto Valverde.

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Among people born in 1977, Deco ranks 17Before him are Psy, Raúl, Liv Tyler, Michael Fassbender, David Trezeguet, and Jessica Chastain. After him are Tarja Turunen, Chris Martin, Hidetoshi Nakata, Kanye West, Chad Hurley, and Sarah Wayne Callies.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Deco ranks 107 out of 2,067Before him are Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954), Chico Mendes (1944), Mauro Ramos (1930), Tiradentes (1746), Mário de Andrade (1893), and Dida (1973). After him are Pepe (1983), Carlos Pace (1944), Robinho (1984), Telê Santana (1931), Toninho Cerezo (1955), and Marcelo (1988).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Deco ranks 43Before him are Hilderaldo Bellini (1930), Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (1943), Dunga (1963), Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954), Mauro Ramos (1930), and Dida (1973). After him are Pepe (1983), Robinho (1984), Telê Santana (1931), Toninho Cerezo (1955), Marcelo (1988), and Juninho Pernambucano (1975).