Issa Hayatou

1946 - Today

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Issa Hayatou (born 9 August 1946) is a Cameroonian sports executive, former athlete and football administrator best known for serving as the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) between 1988 and 2017. He served as the acting FIFA president until 26 February 2016 as previous president Sepp Blatter was banned from all football-related activities in 2015 as a part of the that year's FIFA corruption investigation. In 2002, he ran for president of FIFA but was defeated by Blatter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Issa Hayatou has received more than 739,409 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Issa Hayatou is the 4,717th most popular politician (up from 6,209th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Cameroon and the 3rd most popular Cameroonian Politician.

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.08

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  • 1.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Issa Hayatous by language

Over the past year Issa Hayatou has had the most page views in the with 59,161 views, followed by French (22,846), and Spanish (17,359). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are French (76.40%), Malagasy (65.52%), and Arabic (44.51%)


Among politicians, Issa Hayatou ranks 4,717 out of 19,576Before him are Emperor Yūryaku, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Ferdinand Buisson, Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ricardo Lagos, and Phraates V. After him are Georgios Papandreou, Magnus IV of Norway, Leonnatus, Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Joan I, Countess of Auvergne, and Nabih Berri.

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Among people born in 1946, Issa Hayatou ranks 111Before him are Aziz Sancar, Deepak Chopra, Edita Gruberová, Marisa Paredes, Georges J. F. Köhler, and Elías Figueroa. After him are Keith Moon, Alan Jones, Stan Smith, Fancy, John C. Mather, and Wim Jansen.

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In Cameroon

Among people born in Cameroon, Issa Hayatou ranks 6 out of 156Before him are Paul Biya (1933), Roger Milla (1952), Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696), Samuel Eto'o (1981), and Ahmadou Ahidjo (1924). After him are Manu Dibango (1933), Thomas N'Kono (1956), André Onana (1996), Patrick M'Boma (1970), Marc-Vivien Foé (1975), and Achille Mbembe (1957).

Among POLITICIANS In Cameroon

Among politicians born in Cameroon, Issa Hayatou ranks 3Before him are Paul Biya (1933), and Ahmadou Ahidjo (1924). After him are Joseph Ngute (1954), Philémon Yang (1947), Ephraïm Inoni (1947), and Ferdinand Oyono (1929).