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Miguel Pérez Cuesta (born 21 March 1986), known as Michu (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmitʃu]), is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a striker or attacking midfielder. He started playing for Real Oviedo, subsequently representing Celta and Rayo Vallecano, making his La Liga debut with the latter in 2011–12. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michu has received more than 1,680,035 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Michu is the 1,938th most popular soccer player (up from 2,192nd in 2019), the 1,179th most popular biography from Spain (down from 1,099th in 2019) and the 151st most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 59.84

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Michu ranks 1,938 out of 16,923Before him are Norberto Alonso, Bernd Bransch, Łukasz Piszczek, Vincent Candela, Åke Johansson, and Ricardo Infante. After him are Andi Herzog, Arnfinn Bergmann, Rodolpho Barteczko, Carlo Parola, Tomislav Crnković, and Andrei Glanzmann.

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Among people born in 1986, Michu ranks 43Before him are Ibrahim Afellay, Sam Claflin, Lea Michele, Park Min-young, Ryan Babel, and BoA. After him are Fahriye Evcen, Emily VanCamp, Vincent Kompany, Richard Madden, Romain Grosjean, and Marie Avgeropoulos.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Michu ranks 1,179 out of 2,595Before him are Carles Busquets (1967), Jorge Lorenzo (1987), Ciriaco Errasti (1904), Txillardegi (1929), Gaspar de Portolá (1716), and Miguel Fleta (1897). After him are Lolita Flores (1958), Alfredo Landa (1933), Eusebio Sacristán (1964), Juan Arza (1923), Juan Gómez de Mora (1586), and Sancho Gracia (1936).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Michu ranks 151Before him are Javi Martínez (1988), Paco Bienzobas (1909), Justo Tejada (1933), Vicente Asensi (1919), Carles Busquets (1967), and Ciriaco Errasti (1904). After him are Eusebio Sacristán (1964), Juan Arza (1923), Mariano García Remón (1950), José Ramón Alexanko (1956), Josep Escolà (1914), and Severino Reija (1938).