Finidi George

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George Finidi (born 15 April 1971), known as Finidi George, is a Nigerian professional football coach and former player who was most recently the head coach of the Nigeria national football team. As a player, he played as a right winger. After making a name for himself at Ajax in the Netherlands – being a leading figure in a team which won eight major titles, including the 1995 Champions League – he played several years in Spain with Real Betis, also having a brief spell in England before retiring. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Finidi George has received more than 574,295 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Finidi George is the 3,667th most popular soccer player (down from 3,601st in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 44th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.88

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among soccer players, Finidi George ranks 3,667 out of 21,273Before him are Zoran Mamić, Willibald Kreß, Michel Renquin, Niclas Füllkrug, André Cruz, and Nilmar. After him are José Daniel Valencia, Federico Saiz, Francesco Janich, Lucas Paquetá, David Pizarro, and Juan Seminario.

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Among people born in 1971, Finidi George ranks 214Before him are Besnik Hasi, Julio César Baldivieso, Pascal Zuberbühler, Duncan Jones, Zoran Mamić, and Dmytro Yarosh. After him are Walton Goggins, Bohuslav Sobotka, Big Pun, Stefano Accorsi, David Walliams, and Keegan-Michael Key.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Finidi George ranks 47 out of 309Before him are Daniel Amokachi (1972), Obafemi Martins (1984), Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924), Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Dick Tiger (1929), and Abubakar Shekau (1974). After him are Ernest Shonekan (1936), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Sunday Oliseh (1974), Uche Okechukwu (1967), Bennet Omalu (1968), and Stephen Keshi (1962).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Finidi George ranks 11Before him are Tijani Babangida (1973), Taribo West (1974), Emmanuel Amunike (1970), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Obafemi Martins (1984), and Kelechi Iheanacho (1996). After him are Victor Ikpeba (1973), Sunday Oliseh (1974), Uche Okechukwu (1967), Stephen Keshi (1962), Peter Rufai (1963), and Celestine Babayaro (1978).