Roy Keane

1971 - Today

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Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971) is an Irish football pundit, former coach, and former professional player. He is the joint most successful Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 major trophies in his club career, 17 of which came during his time at English club Manchester United. Regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players in 2004.In his 18-year playing career, Keane played for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United before ending his career at Celtic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Keane has received more than 9,238,339 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Roy Keane is the 894th most popular soccer player (up from 1,039th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 125th in 2019) and the most popular Irish Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 9.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.70

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Roy Keanes by language

Over the past year Roy Keane has had the most page views in the with 1,653,465 views, followed by Spanish (107,588), and Italian (91,028). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (180.61%), Uzbek (125.26%), and Volapük (109.86%)


Among soccer players, Roy Keane ranks 894 out of 21,273Before him are Jozef Vengloš, Dimitar Penev, Marcelo Salas, Txiki Begiristain, Jean-Marc Bosman, and Javier Irureta. After him are Takao Nishiyama, Franky Van der Elst, Géza Kalocsay, Marcel Koller, Sergei Aleinikov, and Roger Piantoni.

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Among people born in 1971, Roy Keane ranks 60Before him are David Tennant, Selena, Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Dido, Thomas Piketty, and Francesco Toldo. After him are Oliver Riedel, Carla Gugino, Dino Baggio, David Coulthard, Evgeny Kissin, and Andy Whitfield.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Roy Keane ranks 99 out of 549Before him are Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785), Dymphna (700), Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883), Charles Maturin (1780), John Flanagan (1873), and Edward Mulhare (1923). After him are Arthur Griffith (1871), John Millington Synge (1871), Fiona Shaw (1958), Arthur Guinness (1725), Constantine III of Scotland (971), and William Brown (1777).


Among soccer players born in Ireland, Roy Keane ranks 1After him are Robbie Keane (1980), Willoughby Hamilton (1864), Patrick O'Connell (1887), Arthur Johnson (1879), Billy Whelan (1935), Liam Brady (1956), John O'Shea (1981), Caoimhín Kelleher (1998), Tony Dunne (1941), Denis Irwin (1965), and John McKenna (1855).