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Nélson de Jesus Silva (born 7 October 1973), better known simply as Dida (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈdʒidɐ]), is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. After starting his senior club career in Brazil in the early 1990s with Vitória, Dida became a penalty kick-saving specialist with Cruzeiro and Corinthians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dida has received more than 53,378 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Dida is the 384th most popular soccer player (up from 400th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 111th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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  • 53k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Dida ranks 384 out of 16,923Before him are Yuki Fushimi, Alessandro Costacurta, Cláudio Taffarel, Saburo Shinosaki, Teiichi Matsumaru, and Taro Kagawa. After him are Ivo Viktor, Shiro Azumi, Angelo Schiavio, Yasuyuki Kuwahara, Hernán Crespo, and Youri Djorkaeff.

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Among people born in 1973, Dida ranks 17Before him are Jim Parsons, Larry Page, Neil Patrick Harris, Sergey Brin, Heidi Klum, and Kate Beckinsale. After him are Monica Seles, Marco Materazzi, Jan Koller, Thomas Tuchel, Rüştü Reçber, and Ryan Giggs.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Dida ranks 102 out of 1,947Before him are Toninho Cerezo (1955), Mário de Andrade (1893), Florinda Bolkan (1941), Emílio Garrastazu Médici (1905), Dani Alves (1983), and Cláudio Taffarel (1966). After him are Rubem Fonseca (1925), Sérgio Mendes (1941), Elis Regina (1945), Pierre Clostermann (1921), Dunga (1963), and Rubens Barrichello (1972).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Dida ranks 44Before him are Telê Santana (1931), Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (1943), Mauro Ramos (1930), Toninho Cerezo (1955), Dani Alves (1983), and Cláudio Taffarel (1966). After him are Dunga (1963), Juninho Pernambucano (1975), Adriano (1982), Deco (1977), Robinho (1984), and Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954).