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Edílson da Silva Ferreira (born 17 September 1971) is a Brazilian football pundit and retired footballer who played as a forward. Dubbed as Capetinha, Edílson was a second striker who was known for his dribbling skills, and is mainly known for his stand-out performances with Brazilian clubs Palmeiras and Corinthians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edílson has received more than 190,013 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Edílson is the 1,041st most popular soccer player (up from 2,801st in 2019), the 253rd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 510th in 2019) and the 108th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Edílson ranks 1,041 out of 16,923Before him are Faustino Asprilla, Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, Milan Baroš, Ángel Di María, Carlos Mozer, and Paul Pogba. After him are Alen Bokšić, Emre Belözoğlu, Sandro Salvadore, Müller, Krasimir Balakov, and Ivica Horvat.

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Among people born in 1971, Edílson ranks 68Before him are Carla Gugino, Chris Tucker, Monica Potter, Jennifer Lee, Oliver Riedel, and Dino Baggio. After him are Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Edmundo, Damian Lewis, Chris Hardwick, Paul van Dyk, and Howard Webb.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Edílson ranks 253 out of 1,947Before him are Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias (1803), Lampião (1897), Djalminha (1970), Hermes da Fonseca (1855), Evaristo de Macedo (1933), and Carlos Mozer (1960). After him are José Linhares (1886), Müller (1966), Diego Costa (1988), Mário Jardel (1973), Moacir Claudino Pinto (1936), and Norma Bengell (1935).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Edílson ranks 108Before him are Silva Batuta (1940), Angelo Sormani (1939), Flávio Costa (1906), Djalminha (1970), Evaristo de Macedo (1933), and Carlos Mozer (1960). After him are Müller (1966), Diego Costa (1988), Mário Jardel (1973), Moacir Claudino Pinto (1936), Márcio Amoroso (1974), and Ronaldo Rodrigues de Jesus (1965).