Dimitri Payet

1987 - Today

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Dimitri Payet (French pronunciation: [dimitʁi pajɛt]; born 29 March 1987) is a French professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Vasco da Gama. A set-piece specialist known for his accurate, bending free kicks, he primarily plays as an attacking midfielder, and is described as a player who is "blessed with terrific technique and dribbling skills". Payet was born on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, where he began his career playing for local clubs Saint-Philippe and Saint-Pierroise. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dimitri Payet has received more than 6,267,897 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia. Dimitri Payet is the 1,139th most popular soccer player (up from 1,317th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Réunion and the most popular Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.32

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Dimitri Payet has had the most page views in the with 764,186 views, followed by English (478,258), and French (465,816). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Portuguese (3,242.16%), Simple English (121.51%), and Greek (116.45%)


Among soccer players, Dimitri Payet ranks 1,139 out of 21,273Before him are José Costa, Jiří Sobotka, Dušan Uhrin, Kasper Schmeichel, Emilio Recoba, and Seiichi Sakiya. After him are Riyad Mahrez, Werner Kohlmeyer, Mario Corso, Franky Vercauteren, Jean-Pierre Adams, and Marcelino Martínez.

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Among people born in 1987, Dimitri Payet ranks 23Before him are Zac Efron, Blake Lively, Julian Nagelsmann, Arda Turan, Marek Hamšík, and Dries Mertens. After him are Samir Nasri, Elliot Page, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jamie Vardy, Andy Murray, and Ji Chang-wook.

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In Réunion

Among people born in Réunion, Dimitri Payet ranks 7 out of 16Before him are Michel Houellebecq (1956), Roland Garros (1888), Ambroise Vollard (1866), Leconte de Lisle (1818), Raymond Barre (1924), and Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais (1796). After him are Évariste de Parny (1753), Edmond Albius (1829), Jackson Richardson (1969), Daniel Narcisse (1979), Florent Sinama Pongolle (1984), and Guillaume Hoarau (1984).


Among soccer players born in Réunion, Dimitri Payet ranks 1After him are Florent Sinama Pongolle (1984), Guillaume Hoarau (1984), Laurent Robert (1975), Ronny Rodelin (1989), and Zacharie Boucher (1992).