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 1,062,465 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Papa Bouba Diop is the 4,394th most popular soccer player (down from 3,822nd in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Senegal (down from 25th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Senegalese Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Papa Bouba Diop ranks 4,394 out of 16,923Before him are David Jarolím, Dejan Petković, Toshinobu Katsuya, Gjoko Hadžievski, Juan Pablo Ángel, and Kiatisuk Senamuang. After him are Leandro Cufré, Alen Avdić, Denny Landzaat, Quim, Ricky Álvarez, and Jens Jørn Bertelsen.

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Among people born in 1978, Papa Bouba Diop ranks 227Before him are Tinga, Nicky Byrne, Shiri Appleby, Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Wilfred Bouma, and Nick Wechsler. After him are Leandro Cufré, Alena Šeredová, José Mari, Carmen Kass, Michelle Borth, and Kurt Nilsen. Among people deceased in 2020, Papa Bouba Diop ranks 500Before him are Michael Jeffery, Bruno Martini, Lynn Shelton, Jaswant Singh, Kizito Mihigo, and Walt Davis. After him are Giovanni Battista Rabino, Adam Musiał, Basu Chatterjee, Sushant Singh Rajput, Zindzi Mandela, and Jonathan Sacks.

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Among people born in Senegal, Papa Bouba Diop ranks 30 out of 97Before him are Cheikh Hamidou Kane (1928), Habib Koité (1958), Baaba Maal (1953), Khalilou Fadiga (1974), MC Solaar (1969), and Mamadou Niang (1979). After him are Papiss Cissé (1985), Amadou Dia Ba (1958), Henri Camara (1977), Aïssa Maïga (1975), Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré (1951), and Aminata Touré (1962).


Among soccer players born in Senegal, Papa Bouba Diop ranks 10Before him are Ibrahim Ba (1973), El Hadji Diouf (1981), Aliou Cissé (1976), Idrissa Gueye (1989), Khalilou Fadiga (1974), and Mamadou Niang (1979). After him are Papiss Cissé (1985), Henri Camara (1977), Tony Sylva (1975), Ali Dia (1965), Dame N'Doye (1985), and Ferdinand Coly (1973).