Walter Samuel

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Walter Adrián Samuel (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ saˈmwel]; born Walter Adrián Luján; 23 March 1978) is an Argentine former professional footballer. Samuel has been regarded as one of the best centre-backs of his generation, and as one of football's toughest defenders, with former international teammate and Inter captain Javier Zanetti referring to him as the "hardest player" he has played with. Samuel began his club career with domestic club Newell's Old Boys in 1996, later moving to Boca Juniors the following year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Samuel has received more than 1,086,363 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Walter Samuel is the 1,091st most popular soccer player (up from 1,225th in 2019), the 193rd most popular biography from Argentina (up from 225th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular Argentinean Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

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    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.77

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Walter Samuels by language

Over the past year Walter Samuel has had the most page views in the with 128,329 views, followed by Spanish (80,199), and Italian (78,135). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Albanian (227.73%), Simple English (85.71%), and Scots (63.93%)


Among soccer players, Walter Samuel ranks 1,091 out of 21,273Before him are Frank Arnesen, Sven Rydell, Knut Nordahl, Metin Oktay, Raoul Lambert, and William Foulke. After him are Alfred Pfaff, Teruki Miyamoto, István Nyers, Pietro Serantoni, Elek Schwartz, and Edu.

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Among people born in 1978, Walter Samuel ranks 35Before him are Dirk Nowitzki, Zoe Saldana, Kakha Kaladze, Josh Hartnett, Shunsuke Nakamura, and Katherine Heigl. After him are Nelly Furtado, Stana Katic, Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco, Kumail Nanjiani, Daniel Van Buyten, and Sandra Hüller.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Walter Samuel ranks 193 out of 1,154Before him are Antonio Rattín (1937), Humberto Maschio (1933), Néstor Pitana (1975), Eduardo Camaño (1946), Ramón Castillo (1873), and Ángel Bossio (1905). After him are Juan Botasso (1908), Marcelo Gallardo (1976), Hugo Maradona (1969), Jorge Bucay (1949), Manuel Ferreira (1905), and José Luis Brown (1956).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Argentina

Among soccer players born in Argentina, Walter Samuel ranks 72Before him are Esteban Cambiasso (1980), Pablo Aimar (1979), Alberto Tarantini (1955), Antonio Rattín (1937), Humberto Maschio (1933), and Ángel Bossio (1905). After him are Juan Botasso (1908), Marcelo Gallardo (1976), Hugo Maradona (1969), Manuel Ferreira (1905), José Luis Brown (1956), and Nery Pumpido (1957).