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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 58,604 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Dida is the 337th most popular soccer player (up from 384th in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 102nd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 59k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.67

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Dida ranks 337 out of 16,880Before him are Takashi Kasahara, Yasukazu Tanaka, Ryan Giggs, Fukusaburo Harada, Iván Zamorano, and Horst Eckel. After him are Gaetano Scirea, Pedro Rocha, Ernst Wilimowski, Vujadin Boškov, Ivo Viktor, and Elías Figueroa.

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Among people born in 1973, Dida ranks 18Before him are Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Adrien Brody, Thomas Tuchel, Heidi Klum, Jan Koller, and Ryan Giggs. After him are Neil Patrick Harris, Marco Materazzi, Jim Parsons, Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland, Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, and Kate Beckinsale.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Dida ranks 106 out of 2,067Before him are Chico Xavier (1910), Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954), Chico Mendes (1944), Mauro Ramos (1930), Tiradentes (1746), and Mário de Andrade (1893). After him are Deco (1977), Pepe (1983), Carlos Pace (1944), Robinho (1984), Telê Santana (1931), and Toninho Cerezo (1955).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Dida ranks 42Before him are Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939), Hilderaldo Bellini (1930), Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (1943), Dunga (1963), Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954), and Mauro Ramos (1930). After him are Deco (1977), Pepe (1983), Robinho (1984), Telê Santana (1931), Toninho Cerezo (1955), and Marcelo (1988).