Marcelo Salas

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Marcelo Salas

José Marcelo Salas Melinao (American Spanish: [maɾˈselo ˈsalas]; born 24 December 1974), dubbed El Matador ("The Killer" due to his goalscoring celebrations), El Fenómeno and Shileno, is a retired Chilean footballer who played as a striker. Salas is considered the best striker in the history of Chile and one of the best football players of all time in his country. He stood out during the 1990s and 2000s in clubs such as Universidad de Chile, River Plate , Lazio and Juventus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcelo Salas has received more than 529,241 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,001st most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 530k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.92

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.76

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Marcelo Salas ranks 998 out of 13,233Before him are Nílton de Sordi, Mauro Tassotti, Roberto Ayala, Aldo Olivieri, Mirko Jozić, and José Manuel Pinto. After him are Walter Samuel, Pauleta, Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, Silva Batuta, Arda Turan, and José Gonzalvo.

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Among people born in 1974, Marcelo Salas ranks 36Before him are Olivia Colman, Jarno Trulli, Josh Radnor, Sarah Paulson, Ramin Djawadi, and Sérgio Conceição. After him are Alanis Morissette, Victoria Silvstedt, Ryan Phillippe, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Robert Kovač, and Gaizka Mendieta.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Marcelo Salas ranks 53 out of 152Before him are Fernando Riera (1920), José Donoso (1924), Vicente Huidobro (1893), José Miguel Carrera (1785), Pedro Aguirre Cerda (1879), and William F. Albright (1891). After him are Chris Watson (1867), Carlos Vidal (1902), Manuel Plaza (1900), Pedro Pascal (1975), Manuel Bulnes (1799), and Arturo Torres Carrasco (1906).


Among soccer players born in Chile, Marcelo Salas ranks 9Before him are Elías Figueroa (1946), Arturo Vidal (1987), Guillermo Subiabre (1903), Alexis Sánchez (1988), Claudio Bravo (1983), and Fernando Riera (1920). After him are Carlos Vidal (1902), Arturo Torres Carrasco (1906), Roberto Rojas (1957), Jaime Ramírez (null), Carlos Caszely (1950), and George Robledo (1926).

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