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 382,867 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Stephen Keshi is the 3,919th most popular soccer player (down from 3,150th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 42nd in 2019) and the 16th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Stephen Keshi ranks 3,919 out of 16,923Before him are Jean-Paul Vonderburg, Itzhak Vissoker, Alexander Zorniger, Boris Razinsky, Cristian Zaccardo, and Alessandro Matri. After him are Digão, Flavio Roma, Hans Pflügler, Hiroki Sakai, Kim Christofte, and Fábio Júnior.

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Among people born in 1962, Stephen Keshi ranks 328Before him are Ben Browder, Robin Campillo, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Davey Boy Smith, Primož Ulaga, and Janine Turner. After him are Álvaro García Linera, Margherita Buy, Chuck Billy, Paddy Lowe, Samuel Maoz, and Arnaud Montebourg. Among people deceased in 2016, Stephen Keshi ranks 407Before him are Joseph Mascolo, Tommy Kono, Rita Barberá, Francisco Flores Pérez, Hanoi Hannah, and Vince Boryla. After him are Abu Omar al-Shishani, Anatoli Isayev, Rod Temperton, Gloria DeHaven, George Voinovich, and Jerry Doyle.

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Among people born in Nigeria, Stephen Keshi ranks 49 out of 200Before him are Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912), Odion Ighalo (1989), Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Ernest Shonekan (1936), and Abubakar Shekau (1974). After him are Taye Taiwo (1985), Peter Rufai (1963), Vincent Enyeama (1982), Uche Okechukwu (1967), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (1962), and Ahmed Musa (1992).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Stephen Keshi ranks 16Before him are John Obi Mikel (1987), Victor Moses (1990), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Odion Ighalo (1989), and Kelechi Iheanacho (1996). After him are Taye Taiwo (1985), Peter Rufai (1963), Vincent Enyeama (1982), Uche Okechukwu (1967), Ahmed Musa (1992), and Celestine Babayaro (1978).