Rui Costa

1972 - Today

Rui Costa

Rui Manuel César Costa OIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁuj ˈkɔʃtɐ]; born 29 March 1972) is a Portuguese retired professional footballer. Regarded as one of the best midfielders in world football and one of Portugal's best players in recent history, Costa usually played as an attacking midfielder and was particular known for his excellent technique, playmaking ability, and eye for goal from midfield. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 as one of the 125 greatest living football players.Nicknamed "The Maestro", Costa spent the majority of his career with Benfica in Portugal and Fiorentina and A.C. Milan in Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rui Costa has received more than 1,030,006 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 404th most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Rui Costa ranks 402 out of 13,233Before him are Pablo Dorado, Masanori Tokita, Mário Coluna, Ryan Giggs, Dida, and Toshio Miyaji. After him are Ján Popluhár, Gonzalo Higuaín, Kakuichi Mimura, Tite, Patrick Vieira, and Elías Figueroa.

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Among people born in 1972, Rui Costa ranks 29Before him are Pedro Sánchez, Queen Letizia of Spain, Busta Rhymes, Jean Dujardin, Josh Duhamel, and Sofía Vergara. After him are Jaap Stam, Idris Elba, Gabriel Macht, Dita Von Teese, Asghar Farhadi, and Michael Chang.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Rui Costa ranks 138 out of 370Before him are Leonor Teles (1350), António Costa (1961), Aristides de Sousa Mendes (1885), Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo (1499), Artur Jorge (1946), and Gil Eanes (null). After him are Ferdinand the Holy Prince (1402), João de Barros (1496), Pedro Damiano (1480), Almeida Garrett (1799), Humberto Delgado (1906), and Tomé Pires (1468).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Portugal

Among soccer players born in Portugal, Rui Costa ranks 5Before him are Cristiano Ronaldo (1985), Luís Figo (1972), Fernando Santos (1954), and Artur Jorge (1946). After him are Paulo Futre (1966), Ricardo Quaresma (1983), Vítor Baía (1969), Ricardo Carvalho (1978), Fernando Gomes (1956), Jorge Jesus (1954), and Nuno Gomes (1976).

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