Eric Cantona

1966 - Today

Eric Cantona

Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona (French pronunciation: ​[eʁik kɑ̃tona]; born 24 May 1966) is a French actor, director, producer, and former professional footballer. He played for Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes, and Leeds United before ending his career at Manchester United, where he won four Premier League titles in five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles. He won the league championship in seven of his last eight full seasons as a professional. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Cantona has received more than 4,511,644 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 101st most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 61

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Eric Cantona ranks 101 out of 13,233Before him are Zoltán Czibor, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Denis Law, José Altafini, Luis Monti, and Franco Baresi. After him are José Leandro Andrade, Hristo Stoichkov, Kunishige Kamamoto, Andriy Shevchenko, Gunnar Gren, and Duncan Edwards.

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Among people born in 1966, Eric Cantona ranks 10Before him are Romário, Sophie Marceau, Luke Perry, David Cameron, Vincent Cassel, and George Weah. After him are Halle Berry, Hristo Stoichkov, Adam Sandler, Roman Abramovich, René Higuita, and Helena Bonham Carter.

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In France

Among people born in France, Eric Cantona ranks 941 out of 4,109Before him are Pierre Brice (1929), Jean de Dunois (1402), René Clément (1913), Maurice Denis (1870), Fulk, King of Jerusalem (1092), and Maria Malibran (1808). After him are Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771), Heinrich Kramer (1430), Margaret of France, Queen of England (1282), Louis II of Anjou (1377), Louis Jacques Thénard (1777), and Claude Lelouch (1937).


Among soccer players born in France, Eric Cantona ranks 5Before him are Zinedine Zidane (1972), Michel Platini (1955), Raymond Kopa (1931), and Lucien Laurent (1907). After him are Franck Ribéry (1983), Antoine Griezmann (1991), Didier Deschamps (1968), Thierry Henry (1977), Laurent Blanc (1965), Aimé Jacquet (1941), and Karim Benzema (1987).

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