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Willian Borges da Silva (born 9 August 1988), known as Willian, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger or as an attacking midfielder for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Corinthians. Willian started his career at Corinthians, before joining Shakhtar Donetsk in August 2007 for a fee of €14 million. In his six years at the club, he won honours including four Ukrainian Premier League titles and the UEFA Cup in 2009. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willian has received more than 85,509 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Willian is the 2,196th most popular soccer player (down from 1,326th in 2019), the 477th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 292nd in 2019) and the 238th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Willian ranks 2,196 out of 16,923Before him are Ruud Hesp, Mehmed Baždarević, Rafael Martín Vázquez, Viktor Tsaryov, Adri van Tiggelen, and Wolfgang Dremmler. After him are Alfred Aston, Klaus-Dieter Sieloff, Raymond Kaelbel, Jupp Kapellmann, Alessandro Frigerio, and János Farkas.

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Among people born in 1988, Willian ranks 46Before him are Javi Martínez, James Arthur, Josip Iličić, Jamie Campbell Bower, Éver Banega, and Benedikt Höwedes. After him are David Ospina, Haley Joel Osment, Papu Gómez, Gregory van der Wiel, Vanessa Kirby, and Blanca Suárez.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Willian ranks 477 out of 1,947Before him are Maurinho (1933), Glória Pires (1963), Moacyr Scliar (1937), Rafinha (1993), Nelinho (1950), and Maneca (1926). After him are Jorginho Putinatti (1959), Manga (1937), Nélida Piñon (1937), Romeu Pellicciari (1911), Alessandra Ambrosio (1981), and Pita (1958).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Willian ranks 238Before him are José dos Santos Lopes (1910), Luiz Gervazoni (1907), Maurinho (1933), Rafinha (1993), Nelinho (1950), and Maneca (1926). After him are Jorginho Putinatti (1959), Manga (1937), Romeu Pellicciari (1911), Pita (1958), José Perácio (1917), and Teóphilo Bettencourt Pereira (1900).

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