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Taye Taiwo

1985 - Today

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Taye Ismaila Taiwo (born 16 April 1985) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays 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 616,075 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Taye Taiwo is the 4,410th most popular soccer player (down from 3,946th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 50th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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  • 620k

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  • 41.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Taye Taiwo ranks 4,410 out of 16,880Before him are Pavol Biroš, Danny Ward, Elkeson, John van Loen, Mamadou Niang, and Miguel Monteiro. After him are Felipe Anderson, David Neres, Luke Shaw, Miguel Brito, Vladimir Astapovsky, and Yoshio Kato.

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Among people born in 1985, Taye Taiwo ranks 163Before him are Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Arjun Kapoor, Tranquillo Barnetta, Marcell Jansen, Zach Roerig, and Yū Aoi. After him are Gary Cahill, Miyuki Sawashiro, Athina Onassis, Joakim Noah, Adriana Ugarte, and Max Minghella.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Taye Taiwo ranks 54 out of 236Before him are Flora Nwapa (1931), Israel Adesanya (1989), Stephen Keshi (1962), Uche Okechukwu (1967), Vincent Enyeama (1982), and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900). After him are Peter Rufai (1963), Victor Moses (1990), Francis Obikwelu (1978), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (1962), John Onaiyekan (1944), and Buchi Emecheta (1944).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Taye Taiwo ranks 16Before him are Finidi George (1971), Sunday Oliseh (1974), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Stephen Keshi (1962), Uche Okechukwu (1967), and Vincent Enyeama (1982). After him are Peter Rufai (1963), Victor Moses (1990), Ahmed Musa (1992), Odion Ighalo (1989), Celestine Babayaro (1978), and Michael Obiku (1968).