Ian Rush

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Ian James Rush (born 20 October 1961) is a Welsh former professional footballer who played as a forward. He is regarded as one of the best strikers of all time and one of the best Welsh players in the history of the sport. At club level Rush played for Liverpool from 1980–1987 and 1988–1996. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Rush has received more than 3,571,410 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Ian Rush is the 389th most popular soccer player (up from 439th in 2019), the 1,096th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,350th in 2019) and the 17th most popular British Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ian Rushes by language

Over the past year Ian Rush has had the most page views in the with 427,090 views, followed by Italian (56,569), and French (36,591). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (195.11%), Southern Azerbaijani (117.31%), and Malagasy (94.46%)


Among soccer players, Ian Rush ranks 389 out of 21,273Before him are Hans Krankl, Lajos Tichy, Guti, Jupp Derwall, Usaburo Hidaka, and Émerson Leão. After him are Takeshi Inoue, Henri Michel, Tofiq Bahramov, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Takeo Wakabayashi, and Ferdinand Daučík.

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Among people born in 1961, Ian Rush ranks 49Before him are Andy Lau, Macky Sall, Ricky Gervais, Ben Johnson, Lisa Gerrard, and Armin Meiwes. After him are Aziz Akhannouch, Daniele Massaro, Wayne Gretzky, Walter Mazzarri, Arnaldur Indriðason, and Danny Blind.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Rush ranks 1,096 out of 8,785Before him are E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), William Henry (1774), Helen McCrory (1968), Seamus Heaney (1939), Joseph Swan (1828), and Matilda of Scotland (1080). After him are Henry Walter Bates (1825), James Dunlop (1793), Patrick Macnee (1922), Brenda Blethyn (1946), Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774), and Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Ian Rush ranks 17Before him are Kenny Dalglish (1951), Gary Lineker (1960), Duncan Edwards (1936), Brian Clough (1935), Phil Neville (1977), and Ryan Giggs (1973). After him are Bob Paisley (1919), Steven Gerrard (1980), John Charles (1931), Ally McCoist (1962), John Toshack (1949), and Frank Lampard (1978).