Valeri Kharlamov

1948 - 1981

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Valeri Borisovich Kharlamov (Russian: Вале́рий Бори́сович Харла́мов, IPA: [vɐˈlʲerʲɪj bɐˈrʲisəvʲɪtɕ xɐrˈlaməf]; 14 January 1948 – 27 August 1981) was a Soviet ice hockey forward who played for CSKA Moscow in the Soviet League from 1967 until his death in 1981. Although small in stature, Kharlamov was a speedy, intelligent, skilled and dominant player, being named the Soviet Championship League most valuable player in 1972 and 1973. An offensive player, who was considered very creative on the ice, he also led the league in scoring in 1972. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valeri Kharlamov has received more than 541,790 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Valeri Kharlamov is the 4th most popular hockey player (up from 6th in 2019), the 721st most popular biography from Russia (down from 692nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Hockey Player.

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Over the past year Valeri Kharlamov has had the most page views in the with 366,034 views, followed by English (51,079), and Czech (6,371). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (251.39%), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (43.01%), and Eastern Punjabi (29.15%)


Among hockey players, Valeri Kharlamov ranks 4 out of 676Before him are Wayne Gretzky, Maurice Richard, and Vladislav Tretiak. After him are Viktor Tikhonov, Gordie Howe, Václav Nedomanský, Georges Vézina, Jiří Holeček, Bobby Hull, Jaromír Jágr, and Sergei Makarov.

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Among people born in 1948, Valeri Kharlamov ranks 163Before him are Frans de Waal, Bill Ward, Raymond Leo Burke, Marcia Barrett, Roger Williamson, and Tony Gatlif. After him are Wang Qishan, Devlet Bahçeli, Bonnie Bedelia, Catherine Breillat, Jim Carter, and Jimmy Choo. Among people deceased in 1981, Valeri Kharlamov ranks 62Before him are Mao Dun, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Josep Pla, Giuseppe Pella, Lotte Reiniger, and Gunichi Mikawa. After him are Gloria Grahame, Natalia Pavlovna Paley, Melvyn Douglas, D. R. Bendre, Ferruccio Parri, and Jean Eustache.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Valeri Kharlamov ranks 721 out of 3,761Before him are Vladislav Tretiak (1952), Nikolai Krylenko (1885), Countess of Ségur (1799), Alexei Savrasov (1830), Sergey Naryshkin (1954), and Mikhail Ulyanov (1927). After him are Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg (1847), Lev Ivanov (1834), Sergei Khrushchev (1935), Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov (1912), Maria Yudina (1899), and Joseph Trumpeldor (1880).


Among hockey players born in Russia, Valeri Kharlamov ranks 2Before him are Vladislav Tretiak (1952). After him are Viktor Tikhonov (1930), Sergei Makarov (1958), Vladimir Petrov (1947), Viacheslav Fetisov (1958), Igor Larionov (1960), Viktor Konovalenko (1938), Alexander Yakushev (1947), Alexander Ovechkin (1985), Alexei Kasatonov (1959), and Vyacheslav Starshinov (1940).