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Papa Bouba Diop

1978 - 2020

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Papa Bouba Diop (28 January 1978 – 29 November 2020) was a Senegalese professional footballer. His preferred position was defensive midfield but he could also play as a centre back, where he previously played at Lens. Diop was considered a strong and aggressive player. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Papa Bouba Diop has received more than 1,274,441 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Papa Bouba Diop is the 2,367th most popular soccer player (up from 4,391st in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Senegal (up from 30th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Senegalese Soccer Player.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Papa Bouba Diop ranks 2,367 out of 16,880Before him are Alexandru Borbely, Hugo Sotil, František Šafránek, Francisco Sá, Ado, and Edinho. After him are August Hellemans, Mauricio Pellegrino, Ansu Fati, Rildo da Costa Menezes, Dani Güiza, and Torbjörn Nilsson.

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Among people born in 1978, Papa Bouba Diop ranks 86Before him are Marko Pantelić, Jukka Nevalainen, Lila Tretikov, Chris Andersen, Louis Saha, and Ginnifer Goodwin. After him are Jason Biggs, James Corden, Ben McKenzie, Justin Bartha, Emppu Vuorinen, and Okan Yalabık. Among people deceased in 2020, Papa Bouba Diop ranks 395Before him are Pim Doesburg, Dino da Costa, Spencer Davis, Hadi Khosroshahi, Fernando Atzori, and James E. Gunn. After him are Irena Veisaitė, Wolfgang Clement, Eduardo Lourenço, Ryo Kawasaki, Norbert Blüm, and Agathonas Iakovidis.

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In Senegal

Among people born in Senegal, Papa Bouba Diop ranks 19 out of 114Before him are Sadio Mané (1992), Mariama Bâ (1929), Aliou Cissé (1976), Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow (1921), Didier Raoult (1952), and Mame Madior Boye (1940). After him are Théodore-Adrien Sarr (1936), Mahammed Dionne (1959), El Hadji Diouf (1981), Idrissa Gueye (1989), Aminata Sow Fall (1941), and Birago Diop (1908).


Among soccer players born in Senegal, Papa Bouba Diop ranks 6Before him are Jean-Pierre Adams (1948), Patrick Vieira (1976), Patrice Evra (1981), Sadio Mané (1992), and Aliou Cissé (1976). After him are El Hadji Diouf (1981), Idrissa Gueye (1989), Ibrahim Ba (1973), Henri Camara (1977), Mamadou Niang (1979), and Khalilou Fadiga (1974).