Lev Yashin

1929 - 1990

Lev Yashin

Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Russian: Лев Ива́нович Я́шин; 22 October 1929 – 20 March 1990), nicknamed the "Black Spider" or the "Black Panther", was a Soviet professional footballer, considered by many as the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the sport. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lev Yashin has received more than 1,990,447 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

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    Page Views (PV)

  • 76.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Lev Yashin ranks 4 out of 13,233Before him are Pelé, Johan Cruyff, and Ferenc Puskás. After him are Eusébio, Garrincha, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona, Gerd Müller, Giuseppe Meazza, and George Best.

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Among people born in 1929, Lev Yashin ranks 6Before him are Anne Frank, Audrey Hepburn, Yasser Arafat, Martin Luther King Jr., and Milan Kundera. After him are Bud Spencer, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, Grace Kelly, Sergio Leone, and Imre Kertész. Among people deceased in 1990, Lev Yashin ranks 2Before him is Rajneesh. After him are Greta Garbo, Roald Dahl, B. F. Skinner, Louis Althusser, Leonard Bernstein, Ava Gardner, Pavel Cherenkov, Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Lev Yashin ranks 29 out of 2,050Before him are Maxim Gorky (1868), Ayn Rand (1905), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Yul Brynner (1920), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), and Dmitri Shostakovich (1906). After him are Ivan Turgenev (1818), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Yuri Andropov (1914), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Alexander III of Russia (1845), and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873).


Among soccer players born in Russia, Lev Yashin ranks 1After him are Valentin Ivanov (1934), Rinat Dasayev (1957), Mordechai Spiegler (1944), Igor Netto (1930), Sergei Salnikov (1925), Eduard Streltsov (1937), Anatoly Tarasov (1918), Slava Metreveli (1936), Denis Kolodin (1982), Oleg Salenko (1969), and Viktor Ponedelnik (1937).

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