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Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira (born 19 April 1972), known as Rivaldo (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁiˈvawdu]), is a Brazilian former professional footballer. He played mainly as an attacking midfielder but also as a second striker. Often considered one of the best players of his generation, Rivaldo is also regarded as one of the greatest of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rivaldo has received more than 2,810,651 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 79th most popular soccer player.

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    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.37

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Rivaldo ranks 79 out of 13,233Before him are Fritz Walter, Mario Kempes, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Zito, Telmo Zarra, and Francesco Totti. After him are Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Ernesto Valverde, Lucien Laurent, Silvio Piola, Ivica Osim, and George Weah.

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Among people born in 1972, Rivaldo ranks 10Before him are Ben Affleck, Eminem, The Notorious B.I.G., Shaquille O'Neal, Dwayne Johnson, and Wentworth Miller. After him are Jude Law, Pavel Nedvěd, Mauricio Pochettino, Luís Figo, Lisa Ann, and Tarkan.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Rivaldo ranks 45 out of 1,296Before him are Leônidas (1913), Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943), Roberto Carlos (1973), Zito (1932), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), and Gilberto Gil (1942). After him are Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Roberto Carlos (1941), Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (1846), Caetano Veloso (1942), Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (1943), and José Altafini (1938).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Rivaldo ranks 20Before him are Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Jairzinho (1944), Romário (1966), Leônidas (1913), Roberto Carlos (1973), and Zito (1932). After him are Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (1943), José Altafini (1938), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Neymar (1992), and Ademir de Menezes (1922).

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