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Mikel Arteta

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Mikel Arteta Amatriain (born 26 March 1982) is a Spanish professional football manager and former player, who is the current manager of Premier League club Arsenal. As a manager, he is known for his tactical innovation and his comprehensive football philosophy.Born and raised in San Sebastián, Arteta began his senior club career at Barcelona in 1999, but limited playing time led to a loan to Paris Saint-Germain in 2001, aged 18. After winning the UEFA Intertoto Cup during his second season in France, he then signed for Scottish club Rangers for a fee of £6 million. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikel Arteta has received more than 9,203,780 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Mikel Arteta is the 855th most popular soccer player (up from 1,317th in 2019), the 876th most popular biography from Spain (up from 1,008th in 2019) and the 67th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Mikel Arteta ranks 855 out of 16,880Before him are Wilson da Silva Piazza, Arda Turan, Giuseppe Baresi, Asim Ferhatović, Dimitar Penev, and Hulk. After him are Ferenc Szusza, Billy Wright, Carlos Borges, Christian Eriksen, Kiyoshi Tomizawa, and Friaça.

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Among people born in 1982, Mikel Arteta ranks 20Before him are Nick Vujicic, Pepe Reina, Adriano, Son Ye-jin, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, and Eduardo Saverin. After him are Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Cobie Smulders, Thiago Motta, Michael Essien, Elisha Cuthbert, and Tuba Büyüküstün.

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Among people born in Spain, Mikel Arteta ranks 876 out of 2,932Before him are José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones (1898), Juan Bautista Cabanilles (1644), Enric Prat de la Riba (1870), Lucía Sánchez Saornil (1895), Julieta Serrano (1933), and Pablo Iglesias Posse (1850). After him are Émile Henry (1872), Juan Marsé (1933), Muhammad III of Granada (1257), Antonio Cañizares Llovera (1945), Antonio José Cavanilles (1745), and Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés (1478).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Mikel Arteta ranks 67Before him are David Silva (1986), Pirri (1945), Jesús María Pereda (1938), Miguel Reina (1946), Francisco Bru (1885), and Roberto Martínez (1973). After him are Álvaro Morata (1992), Txiki Begiristain (1964), Luis Arconada (1954), Miguel Ángel Nadal (1966), Domènec Balmanya (1914), and Ferran Olivella (1936).

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