Viacheslav Fetisov

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Viacheslav Alexandrovich "Slava" Fetisov MP (Russian: Вячеслав Александрович Фетисов; born 20 April 1958) is a Russian former professional ice hockey defenceman, coach, politician and sports official. He played for HC CSKA Moscow for 13 seasons before joining the National Hockey League (NHL), where he played with the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings. With the Wings, he won back-to-back Stanley Cups and was part of the team's Russian Five unit. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viacheslav Fetisov has received more than 933,453 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Viacheslav Fetisov is the 16th most popular hockey player (down from 14th in 2019), the 1,419th most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,271st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Viacheslav Fetisov ranks 16 out of 676Before him are Bobby Hull, Jaromír Jágr, Sergei Makarov, Stan Mikita, Phil Esposito, and Vladimir Petrov. After him are Mario Lemieux, Henri Richard, Bobby Orr, Jiří Holík, Jari Kurri, and Igor Larionov.

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Among people born in 1958, Viacheslav Fetisov ranks 158Before him are Sergey Litvinov, Marina Silva, Greg Mankiw, Michael Wincott, Eric Heiden, and Eddie Lawson. After him are Mark Milley, Luis Guillermo Solís, Jean-Claude Hollerich, Christiane Amanpour, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, and Nouriel Roubini.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Viacheslav Fetisov ranks 1,419 out of 3,761Before him are Veniamin Kaverin (1902), Sophia Parnok (1885), Marie Vassilieff (1884), Antonina Makarova (1920), Vladimir Grigoryevich Fyodorov (1874), and Valery Rozhdestvensky (1939). After him are Vladimir Potanin (1961), Aleksei Balabanov (1959), Ivan Pyryev (1901), Nikolay Novikov (1744), Yevgeny Morgunov (1927), and Nadezhda Udaltsova (1885).


Among hockey players born in Russia, Viacheslav Fetisov ranks 6Before him are Vladislav Tretiak (1952), Valeri Kharlamov (1948), Viktor Tikhonov (1930), Sergei Makarov (1958), and Vladimir Petrov (1947). After him are Igor Larionov (1960), Viktor Konovalenko (1938), Alexander Yakushev (1947), Alexander Ovechkin (1985), Alexei Kasatonov (1959), and Vyacheslav Starshinov (1940).