SOCCER PLAYER

Rio Ferdinand

1978 - Today

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Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978) is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre-back, and is now a television pundit for TNT Sports. He played 81 times for the England national team between 1997 and 2011, and was a member of three FIFA World Cup squads. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time, regarded by many as one of England's greatest ever players.Ferdinand began his football career playing for various youth teams, finally settling at West Ham United where he progressed through the youth ranks and made his professional Premier League debut in 1996. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rio Ferdinand has received more than 7,605,087 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Rio Ferdinand is the 1,267th most popular soccer player (down from 1,046th in 2019), the 2,250th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,247th in 2019) and the 55th most popular British Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 52.69

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Rio Ferdinands by language

Over the past year Rio Ferdinand has had the most page views in the with 951,036 views, followed by Spanish (71,828), and Italian (55,707). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (3,471.54%), Simple English (189.29%), and Southern Azerbaijani (136.44%)

Among SOCCER PLAYERS

Among soccer players, Rio Ferdinand ranks 1,267 out of 21,273Before him are Bernard Lacombe, José Mari Bakero, Herbert Prohaska, Zlatko Zahovič, Jürgen Croy, and Anatoly Tarasov. After him are Roberto Perfumo, Juan Alonso, Bruce Grobbelaar, Hiroshi Katayama, Rihei Sano, and Sachi Kagawa.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1978, Rio Ferdinand ranks 42Before him are Nelly Furtado, Stana Katic, Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco, Kumail Nanjiani, Daniel Van Buyten, and Sandra Hüller. After him are Joan Capdevila, Ha Ji-won, Gabriel Heinze, Vanessa-Mae, Luis Fonsi, and Igor Tudor.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rio Ferdinand ranks 2,250 out of 8,785Before him are Mick Box (1947), William Ernest Henley (1849), Lord Leopold Mountbatten (1889), Dion Fortune (1890), Henry Irving (1838), and Jojo Moyes (1969). After him are W. V. D. Hodge (1903), Carl Palmer (1950), Limahl (1958), Ken Robinson (1950), John Chadwick (1920), and Quentin Skinner (1940).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Rio Ferdinand ranks 55Before him are William Foulke (1874), Glenn Hoddle (1957), Dennis Viollet (1933), Steve McManaman (1972), Roger Hunt (1938), and Phil Jones (1992). After him are Sol Campbell (1974), John Terry (1980), Teddy Sheringham (1966), Trevor Francis (1954), Jock Stein (1922), and Jamie Vardy (1987).