Roy Makaay

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Rudolphus Antonius "Roy" Makaay (born 9 March 1975) is a Dutch professional football coach and former footballer. As a striker, he was known for his goal-scoring ability as a result of his "aerial prowess and quick drives to the net where he can put the ball away with either foot."He began his career at Vitesse and Tenerife before moving to Deportivo de La Coruña in 1999 and helping the side to their first La Liga title in his first season there. He also won the Copa del Rey in 2002 and the following season was given the European Golden Boot for a 29-goal haul. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Makaay has received more than 1,371,107 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Roy Makaay is the 630th most popular soccer player (up from 1,217th in 2019), the 309th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 508th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 56.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Roy Makaays by language

Over the past year Roy Makaay has had the most page views in the with 178,330 views, followed by German (62,557), and Spanish (56,553). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Southern Azerbaijani (205.90%), Simple English (198.09%), and Portuguese (108.21%)


Among soccer players, Roy Makaay ranks 630 out of 21,273Before him are Amadeo Carrizo, Kinjiro Shimizu, Ángel Di María, Roberto Bettega, Jesús María Pereda, and Piet Schrijvers. After him are Bernd Hölzenbein, Luis Molowny, Phillip Cocu, Santos Iriarte, Christian Karembeu, and André Abegglen.

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Among people born in 1975, Roy Makaay ranks 29Before him are Nikol Pashinyan, Satoshi Nakamoto, Pedro Pascal, Ana Brnabić, Denys Shmyhal, and Eva Longoria. After him are Alexander De Croo, Drew Barrymore, Ralf Schumacher, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Jamel Debbouze, and Matteo Renzi.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Roy Makaay ranks 309 out of 1,646Before him are Lidwina (1380), Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), Jacob Clemens non Papa (1510), Theo Jansen (1948), Piet Schrijvers (1946), and Jan Janssen (1940). After him are Phillip Cocu (1970), Geert Adriaans Boomgaard (1788), Ludger (742), Marinus van Reymerswaele (1490), Peter van de Kamp (1901), and Willy van der Kuijlen (1946).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Roy Makaay ranks 30Before him are Danny Blind (1961), Mark van Bommel (1977), Erik ten Hag (1970), Frank de Boer (1970), Erwin Koeman (1961), and Piet Schrijvers (1946). After him are Phillip Cocu (1970), Willy van der Kuijlen (1946), Aad de Mos (1947), Hans van Breukelen (1956), Dirk Kuyt (1980), and Rafael van der Vaart (1983).