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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. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rivaldo has received more than 3,873,322 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Rivaldo is the 72nd most popular soccer player (up from 79th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 45th 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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  • 69

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.77

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Rivaldo ranks 72 out of 16,923Before him are Rob Rensenbrink, Roger Milla, Paul Breitner, Oliver Kahn, Helenio Herrera, and Gordon Banks. After him are Fritz Walter, Eric Cantona, Zito, Silvio Piola, Gianni Rivera, and Alcides Ghiggia.

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Among people born in 1972, Rivaldo ranks 10Before him are Eminem, Ben Affleck, Shaquille O'Neal, The Notorious B.I.G., Dwayne Johnson, and Wentworth Miller. After him are Jude Law, Big Show, Luís Figo, Pavel Nedvěd, Vanessa Paradis, and Lilian Thuram.

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Among people born in Brazil, Rivaldo ranks 42 out of 1,947Before him are Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Nelson Piquet (1952), Leônidas (1913), Sebastião Salgado (1944), Roberto Carlos (1973), and Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873). After him are Zito (1932), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Hebe Camargo (1929), Bebeto (1964), and Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Rivaldo ranks 19Before him are Djalma Santos (1929), Romário (1966), Jairzinho (1944), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Leônidas (1913), and Roberto Carlos (1973). After him are Zito (1932), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Bebeto (1964), José Altafini (1938), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), and Ademir de Menezes (1922).

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