Michael Essien

1982 - Today

Michael Essien

Michael Kojo Essien (born 3 December 1982) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who played as a midfielder and currently a part of Danish Superliga club FC Nordsjælland's Player /coaching staff. He has also been capped for the Ghana national team more than 50 times. Essien started his career playing for Liberty Professionals in Ghana. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Essien has received more than 2,521,371 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,474th most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Michael Essien ranks 1,470 out of 13,233Before him are Jan Vertonghen, Christian Abbiati, Mateja Kežman, Geoff Bent, Étienne Mattler, and Javi Martínez. After him are Serhiy Rebrov, Ricardo La Volpe, Keizo Imai, Luis Galván, Ray Clemence, and František Junek.

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Among people born in 1982, Michael Essien ranks 39Before him are Tony Parker, Elena Paparizou, Philippe Gilbert, Philippe Mexès, Hamit Altıntop, and Justine Henin. After him are Lee Joon-gi, Bergüzar Korel, Antonio Cassano, Jodie Whittaker, Tuba Büyüküstün, and Matt Smith.

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In Ghana

Among people born in Ghana, Michael Essien ranks 11 out of 84Before him are John Kufuor (1938), Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), John Atta Mills (1944), Peter Turkson (1948), Jerry Rawlings (1947), and Peter Mensah (1959). After him are William Boyd (1952), Peter Poreku Dery (1918), Joseph Arthur Ankrah (1915), Sulley Muntari (1984), Hilla Limann (1934), and Asamoah Gyan (1985).


Among soccer players born in Ghana, Michael Essien ranks 3Before him are Marcel Desailly (1968) and Abedi Pele (1964). After him are Sulley Muntari (1984), Asamoah Gyan (1985), Samuel Kuffour (1976), Stephen Appiah (1980), Kwadwo Asamoah (1988), James Kwesi Appiah (1960), Tony Yeboah (1966), Gerald Asamoah (1978), and Derek Boateng (1983).

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