Mario Lemieux

1965 - Today

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Mario Lemieux (; French: [ləmjø]; born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played parts of 17 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons (his whole NHL career) with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1984 to 2006, assuming ownership in 1999. Nicknamed "The Magnificent One", "Le Magnifique" and "Super Mario" after the fictional character of the same name, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario Lemieux has received more than 2,953,853 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Mario Lemieux is the 14th most popular hockey player (up from 20th in 2019), the 286th most popular biography from Canada (up from 310th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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  • 39

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  • 4.11

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Among hockey players, Mario Lemieux ranks 14 out of 358Before him are Phil Esposito, Stan Mikita, Jaromír Jágr, Bobby Hull, Viacheslav Fetisov, and Georges Vézina. After him are Jiří Holeček, Igor Larionov, Sergei Makarov, Bobby Orr, Jari Kurri, and Viktor Konovalenko.

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Among people born in 1965, Mario Lemieux ranks 150Before him are Linda Perry, Joely Richardson, Jocelyn Angloma, Valérie Trierweiler, Marlee Matlin, and Andreas Krieger. After him are Akina Nakamori, Michael E. Brown, Álex de la Iglesia, Peter Krause, Horace Grant, and Stefano Domenicali.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Mario Lemieux ranks 286 out of 1,130Before him are Bob Ezrin (1949), Victor Jory (1902), Robertson Davies (1913), Grant Allen (1848), Édouard Gagnon (1918), and Gordon Thomson (1945). After him are Edward Belcher (1799), Anna Paquin (1982), Emily Carr (1871), Tricia Helfer (1974), Jacques Plante (1929), and John Vernon (1932).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Mario Lemieux ranks 8Before him are Wayne Gretzky (1961), Gordie Howe (1928), Henri Richard (1936), Phil Esposito (1942), Bobby Hull (1939), and Georges Vézina (1887). After him are Bobby Orr (1948), Guy Lafleur (1951), Howie Morenz (1902), Marcel Dionne (1951), Art Ross (1885), and Bernie Geoffrion (1931).