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Mikel Merino

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Mikel Merino Zazón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmikel meˈɾino]; born 22 June 1996) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Sociedad and the Spain national team. After starting out at Osasuna, he went on to play for Borussia Dortmund, Newcastle United and Real Sociedad. Merino represented Spain in two European Under-21 Championships, winning the 2019 edition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikel Merino has received more than 799,254 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Mikel Merino is the 7,116th most popular soccer player (up from 7,462nd in 2019), the 2,133rd most popular biography from Spain (down from 2,014th in 2019) and the 493rd most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

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  • 32

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  • 5.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Mikel Merino ranks 7,116 out of 16,880Before him are Paul Okon, Christian Bolaños, Jiang Jin, Adiel de Oliveira Amorim, Lee Chung-yong, and Mauricio Victorino. After him are Masahiro Endo, Nahuel Guzmán, Hidehiko Shimizu, Milan Osterc, Julio César Cáceres, and Sergio Porrini.

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Among people born in 1996, Mikel Merino ranks 144Before him are Álex Márquez, Nico Elvedi, Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold, Viktor Kovalenko, Duje Ćaleta-Car, and Joel Courtney. After him are Ella Purnell, Lukas Klostermann, Harris Dickinson, Chung Hyeon, Austin Mahone, and Borna Ćorić.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Mikel Merino ranks 2,133 out of 2,932Before him are José Antonio Alonso (1960), Serafín Zubiri (1964), Jordi Cuixart (1975), Silvia Navarro (1979), Oriol Romeu (1991), and Stefano Cerioni (1964). After him are Coke (1987), Joan Verdú (1983), Marcel Granollers (1986), Víctor Ruiz (1989), Carlos Soler (1997), and Isaac Gálvez (1975).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Mikel Merino ranks 493Before him are Sergio Escudero (1989), Miguel Torres Gómez (1986), Iván Marcano (1987), Mikel San José (1989), Mikel Balenziaga (1988), and Oriol Romeu (1991). After him are Coke (1987), Joan Verdú (1983), Víctor Ruiz (1989), Carlos Soler (1997), Diego Llorente (1993), and Fernando Pacheco Flores (1992).