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Romário de Souza Faria (born 29 January 1966), known simply as Romário (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁoˈmaɾiu]), is a Brazilian politician who previously achieved worldwide fame as a professional footballer. A prolific striker renowned for his clinical finishing, he scored over 750 goals and was the first player to score at least 100 goals for three different clubs. He is considered one of the greatest players of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Romário has received more than 4,021,649 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Romário is the 50th most popular soccer player (up from 59th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 36th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Romário is most famous for being a Brazilian footballer who played for clubs like Flamengo, Vasco da Gama, and PSV Eindhoven.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 73.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 64

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Romário ranks 50 out of 16,923Before him are Antonín Panenka, Nílton Santos, Béla Guttmann, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Djalma Santos, and Omar Sívori. After him are Jairzinho, Arthur Friedenreich, Roberto Baggio, David Beckham, Flórián Albert, and Stanley Matthews.

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Among people born in 1966, Romário ranks 3Before him are Jimmy Wales and Mike Tyson. After him are Sophie Marceau, Salma Hayek, Eric Cantona, Adam Sandler, Helena Bonham Carter, Hristo Stoichkov, George Weah, Luke Perry, and Halle Berry.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Romário ranks 34 out of 1,947Before him are Nílton Santos (1925), João Gilberto (1931), Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948), Djalma Santos (1929), Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943), and Maria II of Portugal (1819). After him are Jairzinho (1944), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Nelson Piquet (1952), Leônidas (1913), Sebastião Salgado (1944), and Roberto Carlos (1973).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Romário ranks 14Before him are Vavá (1934), Rivellino (1946), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Ronaldinho (1980), Nílton Santos (1925), and Djalma Santos (1929). After him are Jairzinho (1944), Arthur Friedenreich (1892), Leônidas (1913), Roberto Carlos (1973), Rivaldo (1972), and Zito (1932).