Franky Van der Elst

1961 - Today

Franky Van der Elst

Franky Van der Elst (born 30 April 1961) is a Belgian retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and manager. During a 21-year professional career he played mainly with Club Brugge, being regarded as a legend there and briefly coaching the team in the 2000s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franky Van der Elst has received more than 79,209 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 886th most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 79k

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  • 50.73

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Franky Van der Elst ranks 883 out of 13,233Before him are Géza Kalocsay, Rogério Ceni, Gerhard Hanappi, Louis Van Hege, Alisson, and Erich Ribbeck. After him are Karol Dobiaš, Péter Palotás, Maicon Sisenando, Agustín Gaínza, Juan Carlos Lorenzo, and Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga.

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Among people born in 1961, Franky Van der Elst ranks 82Before him are Ralph Macchio, Joan Chen, Jacky Cheung, Ricky Gervais, Chad Smith, and Jonas Jonasson. After him are Andy Fletcher, Christopher Meloni, Tony Rominger, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Eric Allin Cornell, and Jimmy Somerville.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Franky Van der Elst ranks 329 out of 658Before him are Bobbejaan Schoepen (1925), Paul de Man (1919), Joseph Lebeau (1794), Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573), Grégoire de Saint-Vincent (1584), and René Jacobs (1946). After him are Freddy Maertens (1952), Jan Frans van Bloemen (null), Peter Benoit (1834), Hubert Van Innis (1866), Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1962), and Chantal Akerman (1950).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Franky Van der Elst ranks 10Before him are Michel Preud'homme (1959), Jan Ceulemans (1957), Herbert Wimmer (1944), Thibaut Courtois (1992), Romelu Lukaku (1993), and Enzo Scifo (1966). After him are Jean-Marc Bosman (1964), Bernard Voorhoof (1910), Henri Coppens (1930), Thomas Vermaelen (1985), Axel Witsel (1989), and Marc Wilmots (1969).

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