Granit Xhaka

1992 - Today

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Granit Xhaka (born 27 September 1992) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and captains the Switzerland national team. Xhaka began his career with FC Basel and won the Swiss Super League twice. He moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012, developing a reputation as a technically gifted player and natural leader alongside criticism for his temperament, and acted as club captain from 2015, twice leading the team to UEFA Champions League qualification. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Granit Xhaka has received more than 6,743,805 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Granit Xhaka is the 2,165th most popular soccer player (up from 2,952nd in 2019), the 429th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 505th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Swiss Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Granit Xhakas by language

Over the past year Granit Xhaka has had the most page views in the with 940,991 views, followed by German (293,325), and French (121,524). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (232.32%), Uzbek (120.98%), and Korean (64.32%)


Among soccer players, Granit Xhaka ranks 2,165 out of 21,273Before him are Sergio Livingstone, Fernando Chalana, Fred Pentland, Bernd Patzke, Omero Tognon, and Jacky Munaron. After him are Fernando Morena, Hans Ooft, Edmundo Piaggio, Frédéric Kanouté, Aristide Guarneri, and Roger Schmidt.

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Among people born in 1992, Granit Xhaka ranks 35Before him are Cara Delevingne, Sergi Roberto, Neslihan Atagül, Demi Lovato, Demet Özdemir, and Koke. After him are Joji, Sam Smith, Josh Hutcherson, Emiliano Martínez, Lucas Moura, and Dilraba Dilmurat.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Granit Xhaka ranks 429 out of 1,015Before him are Karl Ludwig von Haller (1768), Pierre Cérésole (1879), Roger Courtois (1912), Patrick Juvet (1950), Philipp Etter (1891), and Constant Fornerod (1819). After him are Pier Francesco Mola (1612), Johann III Bernoulli (1744), Théodore Flournoy (1854), Wilhelm His Sr. (1831), René Felber (1933), and Josef Munzinger (1791).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Switzerland

Among soccer players born in Switzerland, Granit Xhaka ranks 19Before him are Thomas Bickel (1963), Robert Ballaman (1926), Murat Yakin (1974), Hakan Yakin (1977), Stephan Lichtsteiner (1984), and Roger Courtois (1912). After him are Charles Antenen (1929), Heinz Hermann (1958), Alexander Frei (1979), Severino Minelli (1909), Urs Fischer (1966), and Anton Allemann (1936).