Willy van der Kuijlen

1946 - 2021

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Wilhelmus Martinus Leonardus Johannes "Willy" van der Kuijlen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋili vɑn dər ˈkœylə(n)]; 6 December 1946 – 19 April 2021) was a Dutch football player and a scout for PSV Eindhoven. Van der Kuijlen was born in Helmond and started his youth career at local club HVV. In 1964, he was signed by PSV Eindhoven. Van der Kuijlen ended up playing for the club 18 years, winning three Eredivisie titles, two domestic cups and the UEFA Cup in 1978. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willy van der Kuijlen has received more than 199,935 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Willy van der Kuijlen is the 645th most popular soccer player (up from 911th in 2019), the 315th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 434th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

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  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.85

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  • 2.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Willy van der Kuijlen has had the most page views in the with 32,992 views, followed by Dutch (31,758), and French (10,345). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hebrew (170.08%), Turkish (105.82%), and Arabic (101.69%)


Among soccer players, Willy van der Kuijlen ranks 645 out of 21,273Before him are Brian Laudrup, Dondinho, Roger Byrne, Klaus Augenthaler, Kim Sung-gan, and Taro Kagawa. After him are Akira Nishino, Ivan Rakitić, Mario Gómez, Hiroshi Saeki, Erich Juskowiak, and Javier Saviola.

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Among people born in 1946, Willy van der Kuijlen ranks 185Before him are Ralf Hütter, Joanna Lumley, Piet Schrijvers, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Bernd Hölzenbein, and Joe Dante. After him are Sawao Kato, Alpha Oumar Konaré, Lucien Van Impe, Ellison Onizuka, André Dussollier, and Irena Szewińska. Among people deceased in 2021, Willy van der Kuijlen ranks 135Before him are Ahmed Zaki Yamani, James Levine, Yuriy Sedykh, Poul Schlüter, David Yonggi Cho, and Dündar Ali Osman. After him are Enrique Bolaños, Nino Castelnuovo, Yegor Ligachyov, George Segal, Sheldon Adelson, and Jovan Divjak.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Willy van der Kuijlen ranks 315 out of 1,646Before him are Roy Makaay (1975), Phillip Cocu (1970), Geert Adriaans Boomgaard (1788), Ludger (742), Marinus van Reymerswaele (1490), and Peter van de Kamp (1901). After him are Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1563), Frans de Waal (1948), Jacobus Oud (1890), Adriaen van de Velde (1636), Aert de Gelder (1645), and Frans Timmermans (1961).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Willy van der Kuijlen ranks 32Before him are Erik ten Hag (1970), Frank de Boer (1970), Erwin Koeman (1961), Piet Schrijvers (1946), Roy Makaay (1975), and Phillip Cocu (1970). After him are Aad de Mos (1947), Hans van Breukelen (1956), Dirk Kuyt (1980), Rafael van der Vaart (1983), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (1975), and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (1983).