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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 best known as a pacy forward and youth talent. Martins left Nigeria for Italy at age 16 where he was touted as a youth talent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Obafemi Martins has received more than 2,555,284 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Obafemi Martins is the 3,294th most popular soccer player (down from 3,118th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 36th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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  • 43

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  • 5.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Obafemi Martins ranks 3,294 out of 16,880Before him are Pablo Pacheco, Henry Johansen, Alfredo Zibechi, Stephen Appiah, Christian Wilhelmsson, and Friedel Rausch. After him are Carlos Reinoso, João Félix, Emil Pažický, Josef Hassmann, Antonio Mohamed, and Adrien Rabiot.

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Among people born in 1984, Obafemi Martins ranks 89Before him are Marouane Chamakh, Andra Day, Max Riemelt, Lindsey Vonn, Martin Škrtel, and Makoto Hasebe. After him are Andrea Casiraghi, Aljona Savchenko, Vitaly Petrov, Garrett Hedlund, Marshall Allman, and Yesung.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Obafemi Martins ranks 40 out of 236Before him are Abdulsalami Abubakar (1942), Aliko Dangote (1957), Tijani Babangida (1973), Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Taribo West (1974), and Emmanuel Amunike (1970). After him are Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Abubakar Shekau (1974), Finidi George (1971), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912), and Sunday Oliseh (1974).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Obafemi Martins ranks 8Before him are Rashidi Yekini (1963), Nwankwo Kanu (1976), Tijani Babangida (1973), Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Taribo West (1974), and Emmanuel Amunike (1970). After him are Daniel Amokachi (1972), Finidi George (1971), Sunday Oliseh (1974), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Stephen Keshi (1962), and Uche Okechukwu (1967).