Ademir de Menezes

1922 - 1996

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Ademir Marques de Menezes (Portuguese pronunciation: [adeˈmiʁ]; 8 November 1921 – 11 May 1996) was a Brazilian footballer, regarded as one of the best forwards in football history. His prominent underbite earned him the nickname "Queixada", which means "jaw". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ademir de Menezes has received more than 43,795 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ademir de Menezes is the 118th most popular soccer player (up from 122nd in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 60th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Ademir de Menezes is most famous for being the first Brazilian to ever win a Grand Slam tennis title.

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Among soccer players, Ademir de Menezes ranks 118 out of 16,923Before him are Bora Milutinović, Harald Schumacher, Luigi Riva, Ștefan Kovács, Paulo Roberto Falcão, and Filippo Inzaghi. After him are Kenny Dalglish, Hisataka Okamoto, Daniel Passarella, Miroslav Klose, Helmut Schön, and Sandro Mazzola.

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Among people born in 1922, Ademir de Menezes ranks 52Before him are Nils Liedholm, Dana Zátopková, Manolis Glezos, Richard Hamilton, Alberto Granado, and Arthur Ashkin. After him are Jake LaMotta, Cornelius Castoriadis, Yuri Lotman, Blake Edwards, Francesco Rosi, and Toots Thielemans. Among people deceased in 1996, Ademir de Menezes ranks 33Before him are René Clément, Abdus Salam, Joan Clarke, Andreas Papandreou, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, and Marcel Carné. After him are Claudette Colbert, P. L. Travers, Timothy Leary, Helmut Schön, Nevill Francis Mott, and Masaki Kobayashi.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Ademir de Menezes ranks 53 out of 1,947Before him are Bebeto (1964), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Machado de Assis (1839), José Altafini (1938), Roberto Carlos (1941), and Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953). After him are Nise da Silveira (1905), Hélder Câmara (1909), Astrud Gilberto (1940), Vinicius de Moraes (1913), Gilberto Gil (1942), and Carlos Ghosn (1954).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Ademir de Menezes ranks 25Before him are Rivaldo (1972), Zito (1932), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Bebeto (1964), José Altafini (1938), and Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953). After him are Gérson (1941), Kaká (1982), Cafu (1970), Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (1921), Zizinho (1921), and Neymar (1992).