Iker Casillas

1981 - Today

Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈikeɾ kaˈsiʎas feɾˈnandeθ]; born 20 May 1981) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Popularly dubbed "San Iker" ("Saint Iker") for his ability to produce spectacular saves, Casillas is widely regarded to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and by some, as the greatest ever. 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 5,842,785 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 93rd most popular soccer player.

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  • 61.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 84

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Iker Casillas ranks 93 out of 13,233Before him are Nándor Hidegkuti, Gabriel Batistuta, Gianni Rivera, Ștefan Kovács, Leo Beenhakker, and José Nasazzi. After him are Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Zoltán Czibor, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Denis Law, José Altafini, and Luis Monti.

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

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Iker Casillas ranks 245 out of 1,895Before him are Juan Luis Vives (1492), Francisco Suárez (1548), Rafael Nadal (1986), Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1402), Joan Enric Vives Sicília (1949), and Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1488). After him are Ibn al-Baitar (1197), Alonso de Ojeda (1466), Sancho II of Castile and León (1036), Jordi Savall (1941), Yolande of Aragon (1384), and Joan Fuster (1922).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Iker Casillas ranks 8Before him are Francisco Gento (1933), Luis Suárez (1935), Ricardo Zamora (1901), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Telmo Zarra (1921), and Ernesto Valverde (1964). After him are Xavi (1980), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Carles Puyol (1978), Sergio Ramos (1986), Amancio Amaro (1939), and Fernando Torres (1984).

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