Taye Taiwo

1985 - Today

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Taye Ismaila Taiwo (born 16 April 1985) is a Nigerian retired professional footballer who last played as a defender for Kakkonen club SalPa. Having been a ranks of Gabros International and Lobi Stars, Taiwo moved to France by joining Marseille, where he had a successful spell at the club, winning Ligue 1, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophée des Champions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taye Taiwo has received more than 692,701 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Taye Taiwo is the 5,259th most popular soccer player (down from 4,389th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 54th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among soccer players, Taye Taiwo ranks 5,259 out of 21,273Before him are Mark Jones, Rodrigo, Magdi Abdelghani, Rafael González, Kenji Honnami, and Martina Voss-Tecklenburg. After him are Klaus Lindenberger, Alex Manninger, Gumercindo Gómez, Mokhtar Naili, Cristian Tello, and Luca Bucci.

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Among people born in 1985, Taye Taiwo ranks 158Before him are Zach Roerig, Dave Franco, Athina Onassis, Rudy Fernández, Diego Alves, and Greg Van Avermaet. After him are John Isner, Marina Diamandis, Lee Min-ki, Emil Hegle Svendsen, Stéphane Lambiel, and Hwang Jung-eum.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Taye Taiwo ranks 59 out of 309Before him are Stephen Keshi (1962), Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (1936), Israel Adesanya (1989), Peter Rufai (1963), Buchi Emecheta (1944), and Celestine Babayaro (1978). After him are Victor Boniface (2000), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900), Flora Nwapa (1931), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (1962), Omowunmi Sadik (1964), and Emmanuel Olisadebe (1978).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Taye Taiwo ranks 18Before him are Victor Ikpeba (1973), Sunday Oliseh (1974), Uche Okechukwu (1967), Stephen Keshi (1962), Peter Rufai (1963), and Celestine Babayaro (1978). After him are Victor Boniface (2000), Emmanuel Olisadebe (1978), Ahmed Musa (1992), Vincent Enyeama (1982), Victor Moses (1990), and Rabiu Afolabi (1980).