Ruud Gullit

1962 - Today

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Ruud Gullit (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈryt ˈxʏlɪt] ; born Rudi Dil; 1 September 1962) is a Dutch former footballer and subsequent manager who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s as a defender, midfielder or forward. In 2004, he was named one of the Top 125 greatest living footballers as part of FIFA's 100th anniversary celebration. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruud Gullit has received more than 5,055,265 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Ruud Gullit is the 38th most popular soccer player (up from 47th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 59th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

Ruud Gullit is most famous for being a Dutch football player, and the first black player to play for the Dutch national team. He was also the first black player to win the European Cup with a non-English club.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.1M

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  • 68.71

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ruud Gullits by language

Over the past year Ruud Gullit has had the most page views in the with 782,876 views, followed by Italian (259,394), and Spanish (196,855). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (301.53%), Low Saxon (121.41%), and Malagasy (118.93%)


Among soccer players, Ruud Gullit ranks 38 out of 21,273Before him are Mircea Lucescu, Didi, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Vavá, Roberto Baggio, and Ronaldinho. After him are Paolo Maldini, Sándor Kocsis, Antonín Panenka, Jürgen Klinsmann, Gunnar Nordahl, and Djalma Santos.

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Among people born in 1962, Ruud Gullit ranks 4Before him are Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, and Cliff Burton. After him are Frank Rijkaard, Anthony Kiedis, Ismail Haniyeh, Jodie Foster, Nicolás Maduro, Demi Moore, Ralph Fiennes, and Olga Tokarczuk.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Ruud Gullit ranks 42 out of 1,646Before him are André Rieu (1949), Rinus Michels (1928), Gerrit Dou (1613), Johan Huizinga (1872), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), and Jan Steen (1626). After him are Theo van Gogh (1857), Frank Rijkaard (1962), Paul Verhoeven (1938), Thomas Bernhard (1931), Peter Debye (1884), and Max Euwe (1901).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Ruud Gullit ranks 2Before him are Johan Cruyff (1947). After him are Rob Rensenbrink (1947), Edwin van der Sar (1970), Jan Jongbloed (1940), Ruud Krol (1949), Arie Haan (1948), Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Johnny Rep (1951), René van de Kerkhof (1951), Piet Keizer (1943), and Ruud van Nistelrooy (1976).