Stephen Keshi

1962 - 2016

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Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (23 January 1962 – 7 June 2016) was a Nigerian football player and manager. During his playing career, Keshi played as a defender and earned 60 caps for the Nigeria national team, making him the nation's second-most capped player at the time of his retirement. He represented the country at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, captaining the Super Eagles to victory in the latter. He also played club football in five countries, most notably Belgium, where he won the Belgian league championship with R.S.C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen Keshi has received more than 489,677 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Stephen Keshi is the 4,613th most popular soccer player (down from 4,101st in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 50th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 490k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 44.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Stephen Keshi has had the most page views in the with 54,013 views, followed by French (11,677), and Arabic (3,338). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (143.91%), English (69.32%), and French (66.06%)


Among soccer players, Stephen Keshi ranks 4,613 out of 21,273Before him are Gösta Sandberg, Pedro Monzón, Helge Liljebjörn, Mickaël Landreau, Atilio López, and Ahmet Berman. After him are Reynald Pedros, Mats Magnusson, Heinz Wewers, Sergio Vázquez, Aleksandar Atanacković, and Verner Lička.

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Among people born in 1962, Stephen Keshi ranks 391Before him are Nicholas Lea, Erika Hess, Pavel Černý, Thomas Ian Griffith, Pedro Monzón, and Amina Annabi. After him are Carlinhos Brown, Piyapong Pue-on, Ivan Yaremchuk, Amy Yasbeck, Roberto Fernández Bonillo, and Julie Strain. Among people deceased in 2016, Stephen Keshi ranks 462Before him are Rafael Iriondo, Fritz Weaver, Gideon Toury, Roberto Lovera, Aage Larsen, and Atilio López. After him are Clyde Lovellette, Kevin Randleman, Ellen Niit, Tim LaHaye, Robert Stigwood, and Muriel Casals i Couturier.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Stephen Keshi ranks 53 out of 309Before him are Finidi George (1971), Ernest Shonekan (1936), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Sunday Oliseh (1974), Uche Okechukwu (1967), and Bennet Omalu (1968). After him are Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (1936), Israel Adesanya (1989), Peter Rufai (1963), Buchi Emecheta (1944), Celestine Babayaro (1978), and Taye Taiwo (1985).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Stephen Keshi ranks 15Before him are Obafemi Martins (1984), Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Finidi George (1971), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Sunday Oliseh (1974), and Uche Okechukwu (1967). After him are Peter Rufai (1963), Celestine Babayaro (1978), Taye Taiwo (1985), Victor Boniface (2000), Emmanuel Olisadebe (1978), and Ahmed Musa (1992).