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Mario Lemieux

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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 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Pittsburgh Penguins between 1984 and 2005, and he assumed ownership of the franchise 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 3,680,404 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Mario Lemieux is the 13th most popular hockey player (up from 14th in 2019), the 232nd most popular biography from Canada (up from 286th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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  • 41

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  • 3.94

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  • 4.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among hockey players, Mario Lemieux ranks 13 out of 364Before him are Jaromír Jágr, Phil Esposito, Jiří Holeček, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, and Viacheslav Fetisov. After him are Sergei Makarov, Jari Kurri, Igor Larionov, Henri Richard, Guy Lafleur, and Georges Vézina.

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Among people born in 1965, Mario Lemieux ranks 129Before him are Marcelino García Toral, Uwe Boll, Amanda Tapping, Shinji Mikami, Ulf Kirsten, and Sergi López. After him are Yuki Kajiura, Ingo Schwichtenberg, Yoshiki, Valérie Trierweiler, Joely Richardson, and Akina Nakamori.

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Among people born in Canada, Mario Lemieux ranks 232 out of 1,350Before him are Norm Macdonald (1959), David Baszucki (1963), Gaëtan Dugas (1952), Percy Faith (1908), Diana Krall (1964), and Harry Crerar (1888). After him are David Card (1956), Kim Campbell (1947), Gordon Thomson (1945), Mark Robson (1913), Louis St. Laurent (1882), and Louis Jolliet (1645).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Mario Lemieux ranks 6Before him are Wayne Gretzky (1961), Maurice Richard (1921), Gordie Howe (1928), Phil Esposito (1942), and Bobby Hull (1939). After him are Henri Richard (1936), Guy Lafleur (1951), Georges Vézina (1887), Bobby Orr (1948), Marcel Dionne (1951), and Howie Morenz (1902).

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