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Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁiˈvawdu ˈvitoʁ ˈbɔʁbɐ feˈʁe(j)ɾɐ]; born 19 April 1972), known simply as Rivaldo, is a Brazilian former footballer who played mainly as an attacking midfielder but also as a second striker, and on occasion deployed as a wide midfielder or as a winger. Rivaldo is regarded as one of the greatest, most skillful, and most creative players of all time. He was renowned for his bending free kicks, bicycle kicks, feints, powerful ball striking from distance, and ability to both score and create goals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rivaldo has received more than 5,313,990 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Rivaldo is the 78th most popular soccer player (down from 72nd in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Brazil (up from 42nd in 2019) and the 19th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Rivaldo is most famous for being a Brazilian football player. He played for clubs like Barcelona, AC Milan, and Olympiacos.

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  • 70

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  • 12.14

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  • 3.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Rivaldo ranks 78 out of 16,880Before him are Nándor Hidegkuti, Gabriel Batistuta, Hristo Stoichkov, Leônidas, Andriy Shevchenko, and Alisha Lehmann. After him are Gordon Banks, Francesco Totti, Kazuyoshi Miura, Eric Cantona, Guillermo Stábile, and Bebeto.

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Among people born in 1972, Rivaldo ranks 9Before him are Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shaquille O'Neal, Eminem, Dwayne Johnson, and The Notorious B.I.G.. After him are Jude Law, Pavel Nedvěd, Andrzej Duda, Wentworth Miller, Luís Figo, and Vanessa Paradis.

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Among people born in Brazil, Rivaldo ranks 41 out of 2,067Before him are Jairzinho (1944), Sebastião Salgado (1944), Nílton Santos (1925), Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), and Leônidas (1913). After him are Bebeto (1964), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Roberto Carlos (1941), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), and Zito (1932).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Rivaldo ranks 19Before him are Roberto Carlos (1973), Djalma Santos (1929), Jairzinho (1944), Nílton Santos (1925), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), and Leônidas (1913). After him are Bebeto (1964), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Zito (1932), Neymar (1992), and Dani Alves (1983).

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