1954 - 2011


Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, MD (19 February 1954 – 4 December 2011), simply known as Sócrates, was a Brazilian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. His medical degree and his political awareness, combined with style and quality of his play, earned him the nickname "Doctor Socrates". Easily recognizable for his beard and headband, Sócrates became the "symbol of cool for a whole generation of football supporters". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sócrates has received more than 951,623 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 26th most popular soccer player.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

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    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Sócrates ranks 26 out of 13,233Before him are Just Fontaine, Francisco Gento, Zico, Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi, and Sándor Kocsis. After him are László Kubala, Gunnar Nordahl, Raymond Kopa, Vavá, Ruud Gullit, and Mário Zagallo.

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Among people born in 1954, Sócrates ranks 12Before him are Denzel Washington, François Hollande, Jean-Claude Juncker, James Cameron, Shinzō Abe, and Emir Kusturica. After him are Alexander Lukashenko, Viktor Yushchenko, Kazuo Ishiguro, Stieg Larsson, Oprah Winfrey, and Velupillai Prabhakaran. Among people deceased in 2011, Sócrates ranks 13Before him are Sathya Sai Baba, Peter Falk, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Wangari Maathai, and Svetlana Alliluyeva. After him are Ramiz Alia, Ágota Kristóf, Simon van der Meer, Willard Boyle, Joe Frazier, and Annie Girardot.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Sócrates ranks 14 out of 1,296Before him are Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), Didi (1928), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), and Zico (1953). After him are Jorge Amado (1912), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Vavá (1934), Mário Zagallo (1931), Emerson Fittipaldi (1946), and Maria II of Portugal (1819).