Iker Casillas

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Iker Casillas Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈikeɾ kaˈsiʎas feɾˈnandeθ]; born 20 May 1981) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper and currently works as a football commentator. Popularly dubbed "San Iker" ("Saint Iker") for his ability to produce spectacular saves, Casillas is widely considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. He is known for his athleticism, quick reactions and outstanding shot-stopping ability. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Iker Casillas has received more than 8,809,155 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Iker Casillas is the 163rd most popular soccer player (down from 148th in 2019), the 264th most popular biography from Spain (up from 308th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

Iker Casillas is most famous for being a goalkeeper for the Spanish national team and Real Madrid.

Memorability Metrics

  • 8.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.97

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 90

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Iker Casillas by language

Over the past year Iker Casillas has had the most page views in the with 768,593 views, followed by Spanish (505,691), and French (139,758). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (144.01%), Turkmen (127.68%), and Southern Azerbaijani (91.79%)


Among soccer players, Iker Casillas ranks 163 out of 21,273Before him are Ademir de Menezes, Andrés Iniesta, Didier Drogba, Héctor Scarone, Davor Šuker, and Dennis Bergkamp. After him are Bobby Robson, Kevin Keegan, Laurent Blanc, Oldřich Nejedlý, Gianluca Vialli, and Luis Monti.

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Among people born in 1981, Iker Casillas ranks 3Before him are Zlatan Ibrahimović, and Xabi Alonso. After him are Natalie Portman, Roger Federer, Fernando Alonso, Alicia Keys, Samuel Eto'o, Britney Spears, David Villa, Beyoncé, and Serena Williams.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Iker Casillas ranks 264 out of 3,355Before him are Lope de Aguirre (1518), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Wittiza (687), Raymond of Penyafort (1175), Vicente Aleixandre (1898), and Lluís Companys (1882). After him are Pompeia Plotina (65), Ruy López de Segura (1530), Alfonso I of Asturias (693), Muhammad I of Córdoba (823), Nachmanides (1194), and Chindasuinth (563).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Iker Casillas ranks 11Before him are Miguel Muñoz (1922), Luis Enrique (1970), Sergio Ramos (1986), Xavi (1980), Xabi Alonso (1981), and Andrés Iniesta (1984). After him are Carles Puyol (1978), Carles Rexach (1947), Telmo Zarra (1921), Pedro Cea (1900), Emilio Butragueño (1963), and Amancio Amaro (1939).