Kelechi Iheanacho

1996 - Today

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Kelechi Promise Iheanacho () (spelled Ịheanachọ in Igbo) (born 3 October 1996) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for EFL Championship club Leicester City and the Nigeria national team. A prolific goalscorer with creative abilities, he was a highly promising talent during his youth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kelechi Iheanacho has received more than 3,877,789 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Kelechi Iheanacho is the 3,372nd most popular soccer player (down from 2,492nd in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 37th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Kelechi Iheanachos by language

Over the past year Kelechi Iheanacho has had the most page views in the with 356,047 views, followed by Italian (28,127), and Spanish (23,468). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Turkish (415.89%), Italian (135.49%), and Southern Azerbaijani (83.92%)


Among soccer players, Kelechi Iheanacho ranks 3,372 out of 21,273Before him are António Oliveira, Manuel Almunia, Juan Masnik, Marcel Sabitzer, Ilie Dumitrescu, and Arturo Coddou. After him are Miroslav Kadlec, Masae Suzuki, Marco Bode, Ermindo Onega, Jesús Bermúdez, and Josef Jelínek.

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Among people born in 1996, Kelechi Iheanacho ranks 29Before him are Raphinha, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Lucas Torreira, Timo Werner, Akram Afif, and Lil Peep. After him are Florence Pugh, Andreas Christensen, Arthur Melo, Anya Taylor-Joy, Faker, and Adama Traoré.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Kelechi Iheanacho ranks 44 out of 309Before him are Ibrahim Zakzaky (1953), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912), John Onaiyekan (1944), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Obafemi Martins (1984), and Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924). After him are Dick Tiger (1929), Abubakar Shekau (1974), Finidi George (1971), Ernest Shonekan (1936), Victor Ikpeba (1973), and Sunday Oliseh (1974).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Kelechi Iheanacho ranks 10Before him are Nwankwo Kanu (1976), Tijani Babangida (1973), Taribo West (1974), Emmanuel Amunike (1970), Daniel Amokachi (1972), and Obafemi Martins (1984). After him are Finidi George (1971), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Sunday Oliseh (1974), Uche Okechukwu (1967), Stephen Keshi (1962), and Peter Rufai (1963).