Manute Bol

1962 - 2010

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Manute Bol (; October 16, 1962 – June 19, 2010) was a Sudanese-born American professional basketball player and political activist. Listed at 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) or 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, Bol was one of the tallest players in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After he played college basketball for the Bridgeport Purple Knights, Bol was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 1985 NBA draft. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manute Bol has received more than 7,010,538 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Manute Bol is the 38th most popular basketball player (up from 48th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from South Sudan and the most popular South Sudanese Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Manute Bol ranks 38 out of 1,264Before him are Isiah Thomas, Patrick Ewing, Pat Riley, Toni Kukoč, Derrick Rose, and Moses Malone. After him are Allen Iverson, Robert Parish, Jerry Sloan, Svetislav Pešić, Alexander Gomelsky, and Red Auerbach.

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Among people born in 1962, Manute Bol ranks 70Before him are Michel Petrucciani, Julio Salinas, Marty Friedman, Harlan Coben, John Hannah, and Black. After him are Manuel Valls, Clark Gregg, Felicity Huffman, Sebastian Koch, Hillel Slovak, and Ally McCoist. Among people deceased in 2010, Manute Bol ranks 106Before him are Nicolas Hayek, Anna Walentynowicz, Emilio Eduardo Massera, Laurent Fignon, Andrei Voznesensky, and Dick Francis. After him are Corneille Guillaume Beverloo, Lynn Redgrave, Florencio Campomanes, Per Oscarsson, Luis García Berlanga, and Tom Bosley.

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In South Sudan

Among people born in South Sudan, Manute Bol ranks 2 out of 7Before him are Salva Kiir Mayardit (1951). After him are Riek Machar (1953), Alek Wek (1977), Luol Deng (1985), Guor Marial (1984), and Thon Maker (1997).


Among basketball players born in South Sudan, Manute Bol ranks 1After him are Luol Deng (1985) and Thon Maker (1997).