Sidney Crosby

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Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed "Sid the Kid" and dubbed "The Next One", he was selected first overall by the Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Crosby has received more than 7,966,443 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Sidney Crosby is the 67th most popular hockey player (down from 44th in 2019), the 649th most popular biography from Canada (down from 492nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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  • 51.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among hockey players, Sidney Crosby ranks 67 out of 358Before him are Taffy Abel, Andy Bathgate, Yevgeni Zimin, Nicklas Lidström, Ilya Kovalchuk, and Joe Sakic. After him are Zdeno Chára, Paul Coffey, Chris Chelios, Tommy Salo, Alexei Gusarov, and Alexei Yashin.

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Among people born in 1987, Sidney Crosby ranks 243Before him are Mevlüt Erdinç, Ai Kayano, Park Joo-ho, Kelly Kelly, Elnur Hüseynov, and Marianne Vos. After him are Bella Heathcote, Aaron Lennon, Masami Nagasawa, Roman Eremenko, Anna Chakvetadze, and Przemysław Tytoń.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Sidney Crosby ranks 649 out of 1,130Before him are Joël Lautier (1973), Jack Layton (1950), Pierre Bouvier (1979), Thomas Christopher Collins (1947), Daniel Cudmore (1981), and Vanessa Morgan (1992). After him are Emily Murphy (1868), Stephen Elop (1963), Jessica Parker Kennedy (1984), June Havoc (1912), Norm Macdonald (1959), and Andrea Roth (1967).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Sidney Crosby ranks 23Before him are Bobby Clarke (1949), Bert McCaffrey (1893), Steve Yzerman (1965), Brett Hull (1964), Andy Bathgate (1932), and Joe Sakic (1969). After him are Paul Coffey (1961), Ray Bourque (1960), Martin Brodeur (1972), Eric Lindros (1973), Bryan Trottier (1956), and Paul Kariya (1974).

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