1942 - 2014

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Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (European Portuguese: [ewˈzɛβju ðɐ ˈsilvɐ fɨˈʁɐjɾɐ]; 25 January 1942 – 5 January 2014), nicknamed the "Black Panther", the "Black Pearl" or "O Rei" ("The King"), was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. He is considered one of the greatest players of all time as well as Benfica's best player ever. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eusébio has received more than 3,545,997 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia. Eusébio is the 11th most popular soccer player (down from 8th in 2019), the most popular biography from Mozambique and the most popular Mozambican Soccer Player.

Eusébio was a Portuguese football player who is most famous for being the first person to score one hundred goals in the European Cup.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 76.99

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 84

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Eusébios by language

Over the past year Eusébio has had the most page views in the with 471,781 views, followed by Portuguese (150,827), and Spanish (145,991). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Turkmen (283.70%), Simple English (240.52%), and Ido (103.82%)


Among soccer players, Eusébio ranks 11 out of 21,273Before him are Lev Yashin, Diego Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Garrincha, and Gerd Müller. After him are Mário Zagallo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Zico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, and Bobby Charlton.

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Among people born in 1942, Eusébio ranks 9Before him are Martin Scorsese, Muammar Gaddafi, Joe Biden, Stephen Hawking, Aretha Franklin, and Amitabh Bachchan. After him are Hu Jintao, Harrison Ford, Jimi Hendrix, Ratko Mladić, Scatman John, and Ehud Barak. Among people deceased in 2014, Eusébio ranks 4Before him are Ariel Sharon, Gabriel García Márquez, and Alfredo Di Stéfano. After him are Robin Williams, Eduard Shevardnadze, Claudio Abbado, Luis Aragonés, Joe Cocker, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Eli Wallach, and Gough Whitlam.

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In Mozambique

Among people born in Mozambique, Eusébio ranks 1 out of 38After him are Yasuke (1530), Carlos Queiroz (1953), Samora Machel (1933), Graça Machel (1945), Joaquim Chissano (1939), Armando Guebuza (1943), Mário Coluna (1935), Filipe Nyusi (1959), Afric Simone (1956), Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho (1936), and Eduardo Mondlane (1920).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Mozambique

Among soccer players born in Mozambique, Eusébio ranks 1After him are Carlos Queiroz (1953), Mário Coluna (1935), Paulo Fonseca (1973), Vicente Lucas (1935), Hilário (1939), Costa Pereira (1929), Abel Xavier (1972), Reinildo Mandava (1994), Jorge Cadete (1968), Armando Sá (1975), and Simão Mate Junior (1988).