Obafemi Martins

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Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins (born 28 October 1984) is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as a forward. He is known for his speed on the ball. After leaving Nigeria for Italy at age 16, he has since played for a number of top-division clubs around Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Obafemi Martins has received more than 2,707,204 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Obafemi Martins is the 3,042nd most popular soccer player (up from 3,278th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 40th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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  • 3.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among soccer players, Obafemi Martins ranks 3,042 out of 21,273Before him are Pierre Braine, Iván Menczel, Nobuko Kondo, Alfredo Zibechi, Raphinha, and Willibald Schmaus. After him are Werner Krämer, Roque Olsen, Akhrik Tsveiba, Miguel Ángel Santoro, Raúl Cárdenas, and Enrique Borja.

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Among people born in 1984, Obafemi Martins ranks 68Before him are Natalia Tena, Miloš Krasić, Hugo Almeida, Makoto Hasebe, Ku Hye-sun, and Calvin Harris. After him are Andrea Casiraghi, Annabelle Wallis, Marouane Chamakh, Khloé Kardashian, Andra Day, and Yun Hyon-seok.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Obafemi Martins ranks 42 out of 309Before him are Aliko Dangote (1957), Emmanuel Amunike (1970), Ibrahim Zakzaky (1953), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912), John Onaiyekan (1944), and Daniel Amokachi (1972). After him are Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924), Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Dick Tiger (1929), Abubakar Shekau (1974), Finidi George (1971), and Ernest Shonekan (1936).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Obafemi Martins ranks 9Before him are Victor Osimhen (1998), Nwankwo Kanu (1976), Tijani Babangida (1973), Taribo West (1974), Emmanuel Amunike (1970), and Daniel Amokachi (1972). After him are Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Finidi George (1971), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Sunday Oliseh (1974), Uche Okechukwu (1967), and Stephen Keshi (1962).