Tijani Babangida

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Tijani Babangida (born 25 September 1973) is a Nigerian former professional footballer, who played as a winger. Known for his pace, his playing style was sometimes compared to that of Marc Overmars. Babangida spent the majority of his playing career at Ajax. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tijani Babangida has received more than 375,477 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Tijani Babangida is the 1,712th most popular soccer player (up from 2,450th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 36th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Tijani Babangida ranks 1,712 out of 21,273Before him are Nenad Bjelica, Ramaz Shengelia, Blaise Matuidi, Fernando Llorente, Robbie Keane, and Isabelino Gradín. After him are Jean Nicolas, Enrique Mateos, Đorđe Vujadinović, Robert Kovač, Thomas Berthold, and Sam Allardyce.

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Among people born in 1973, Tijani Babangida ranks 101Before him are Oliver Neuville, Essam El Hadary, Roman Golovchenko, Nikos Christodoulides, Vincent Candela, and Hande Yener. After him are Corey Taylor, Dejan Bodiroga, Semmy Schilt, Tim Kang, Michael Reiziger, and Roselyn Sánchez.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Tijani Babangida ranks 25 out of 309Before him are Rashidi Yekini (1963), Abdulsalami Abubakar (1942), Amos Tutuola (1920), Victor Osimhen (1998), Nwankwo Kanu (1976), and Nana Asmaʼu (1793). After him are Ibrahim Babangida (1941), Shehu Shagari (1925), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977), Yakubu Gowon (1934), Tony Allen (1940), and C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Tijani Babangida ranks 5Before him are Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), Rashidi Yekini (1963), Victor Osimhen (1998), and Nwankwo Kanu (1976). After him are Taribo West (1974), Emmanuel Amunike (1970), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Obafemi Martins (1984), Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Finidi George (1971), and Victor Ikpeba (1973).