Eric Abidal

1979 - Today

Eric Abidal

Eric Sylvain Abidal (French pronunciation: ​[eʁik abidal]; born 11 September 1979) is a French former professional footballer who played as a left back or centre back. In his career, he played mainly for Lyon and Barcelona, winning 18 trophies with both teams combined, including two Champions League trophies with the latter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Abidal has received more than 474,009 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 479th most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 470k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.41

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Eric Abidal ranks 477 out of 13,233Before him are Orlando Peçanha, Ali Daei, Philipp Lahm, Ivan Rakitić, Carlos José Castilho, and Juan Sebastián Verón. After him are Milan Galić, Ivo Viktor, Jenő Buzánszky, Sjaak Swart, Sachi Kagawa, and Koji Funamoto.

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Among people born in 1979, Eric Abidal ranks 10Before him are Kimi Räikkönen, Anders Behring Breivik, Diego Forlán, Chris Pratt, James McAvoy, and Jason Momoa. After him are Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, Diego Milito, Evangeline Lilly, Rosamund Pike, Michael Owen, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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In France

Among people born in France, Eric Abidal ranks 1,968 out of 4,109Before him are Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant (1797), Fernand Cormon (1845), Adélaïde d'Orléans (1777), Tino Rossi (1907), Jean-Féry Rebel (1666), and Johann Hermann (1738). After him are Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1749), Guillaume Dupuytren (1777), Claude Goudimel (1514), Avitus of Vienne (450), Fulk IV, Count of Anjou (1043), and René Pleven (1901).


Among soccer players born in France, Eric Abidal ranks 23Before him are Gonzalo Higuaín (1987), Henri Delaunay (1883), Guy Roux (1938), Klaus Fischer (1949), Youri Djorkaeff (1968), and Alain Giresse (1952). After him are Henri Michel (1947), Jean Djorkaeff (1939), Marius Trésor (1950), Emmanuel Petit (1970), Paul Pogba (1993), and Lucien Muller (1934).

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