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Ryan Nelsen

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Ryan William Nelsen (born 18 October 1977) is a former New Zealand professional football player and former head coach of Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. Nelsen commonly played as a defender, and his professional career began in 1995. He notably captained the New Zealand national team and started his professional football career in his native country for Christchurch United. In 2001, he joined MLS side D.C. United and went on to play 81 times in the league, scoring 7 goals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ryan Nelsen has received more than 342,185 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Ryan Nelsen is the 10,750th most popular soccer player (down from 9,704th in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 150th in 2019) and the 12th most popular New Zealander Soccer Player.

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  • 340k

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  • 28.73

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Ryan Nelsen ranks 10,750 out of 16,880Before him are Hossein Kaebi, Claudio Yacob, Viktor Pečovský, Hiroki Fujiharu, Willy Boly, and Gaëtane Thiney. After him are Yasuhiro Yoshida, Almen Abdi, Marianne Pettersen, Alfonso Pedraza, Tomohiko Ito, and Guillermo Burdisso.

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Among people born in 1977, Ryan Nelsen ranks 769Before him are Jayna Hefford, Adonis Stevenson, Murad Umakhanov, Thorstein Helstad, Andreas Kotelnik, and Maria Van Kerkhove. After him are Lilia Vaygina-Efremova, Jadílson, Nova Widianto, Glory Alozie, Matthew Wilson, and Enílton.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Ryan Nelsen ranks 172 out of 248Before him are Kerry Bishé (1984), Michael McGlinchey (1987), Lorraine Moller (1955), George Bennett (1990), Michael Fitzgerald (1988), and Aron Baynes (1986). After him are Michala Banas (1978), Judith Collins (1959), Annelise Coberger (1971), Julian Dean (1975), Kayne Vincent (1988), and Joseph Parker (1992).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In New Zealand

Among soccer players born in New Zealand, Ryan Nelsen ranks 12Before him are Mark Paston (1976), Winston Reid (1988), Vaughan Coveny (1971), Simon Elliott (1974), Michael McGlinchey (1987), and Michael Fitzgerald (1988). After him are Kayne Vincent (1988), Glen Moss (1983), James Bannatyne (1975), Ryan Thomas (1994), Marco Rojas (1991), and Chris Killen (1981).