1934 - 2002

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Edvaldo Alves de Santa Rosa (March 16, 1934 – September 17, 2002), better known as Dida, was a Brazilian footballer who played as a forward or attacking midfielder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dida has received more than 62,960 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Dida is the 751st most popular soccer player (up from 801st in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 197th in 2019) and the 76th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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  • 55.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among soccer players, Dida ranks 751 out of 21,273Before him are Federico Sacchi, Alf Ramsey, Son Heung-min, Azeglio Vicini, Joaquín Peiró, and Hong Myung-bo. After him are Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga, Andrzej Szarmach, Mikel Arteta, Eduard Streltsov, Cesc Fàbregas, and Felipe Melo.

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Among people born in 1934, Dida ranks 136Before him are Raniero Cantalamessa, Jacques Loussier, Claude Zidi, Umberto Agnelli, Waldo Machado, and Sergio Balanzino. After him are Elgin Baylor, Van Cliburn, Freddie King, Lakhdar Brahimi, Audre Lorde, and Eileen Atkins. Among people deceased in 2002, Dida ranks 101Before him are Gustaaf Deloor, Jacques Massu, Nikolai Amosov, Elie Hobeika, Michail Stasinopoulos, and Waylon Jennings. After him are Dhirubhai Ambani, Robert Guéï, Spyros Kyprianou, Văn Tiến Dũng, Domènec Balmanya, and Barbara Valentin.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Dida ranks 176 out of 2,236Before him are Júlio César (1979), Lucélia Santos (1957), Waldo Machado (1934), Nelson Freire (1944), Osvaldo Moles (1913), and Maria Bueno (1939). After him are Felipe Melo (1983), Dirceu (1952), Rogério Ceni (1973), Orlando Peçanha (1935), Sebastião Lazaroni (1950), and Preguinho (1905).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Dida ranks 76Before him are Waldemar de Brito (1913), Aymoré Moreira (1912), Thiago Motta (1982), Jorginho (1964), Júlio César (1979), and Waldo Machado (1934). After him are Felipe Melo (1983), Dirceu (1952), Rogério Ceni (1973), Orlando Peçanha (1935), Preguinho (1905), and Tita (1958).