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Willian Borges da Silva (born 9 August 1988), known as Willian, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left winger or attacking midfielder for Premier League club Fulham. 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 92,492 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Willian is the 1,260th most popular soccer player (up from 2,194th in 2019), the 301st most popular biography from Brazil (up from 475th in 2019) and the 130th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Willian ranks 1,260 out of 16,880Before him are Zdeněk Nehoda, Minoru Kobata, Shigeo Yaegashi, Jan Tomaszewski, David Kipiani, and Adolfo Zumelzú. After him are Burak Yılmaz, Shigemi Ishii, Dieter Hoeneß, Andrej Kvašňák, Raphaël Varane, and Álvaro Arbeloa.

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Among people born in 1988, Willian ranks 31Before him are Mats Hummels, Kim Yo-jong, Radja Nainggolan, Kevin Durant, Sasha Grey, and Vanessa Hudgens. After him are Nuri Şahin, Park Seo-joon, Juan Mata, G-Dragon, Juan Cuadrado, and Yann Sommer.

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Among people born in Brazil, Willian ranks 301 out of 2,067Before him are Dante (1983), Luiz Gonzaga (1912), Luiz Bonfá (1922), Moderato Wisintainer (1902), José Alencar (1931), and José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior (1850). After him are Jair Marinho (1936), Eusébio Scheid (1932), Anita Malfatti (1889), Nelsinho Baptista (1950), Marinho Chagas (1952), and Gustavo Kuerten (1976).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Willian ranks 130Before him are Oreco (1932), Ademir da Guia (1942), Renato Portaluppi (1962), Paulo Cézar Caju (1949), Dante (1983), and Moderato Wisintainer (1902). After him are Jair Marinho (1936), Nelsinho Baptista (1950), Marinho Chagas (1952), Fred (1983), Edu (1949), and Bigode (1922).

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