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Adolfo Baloncieri

1897 - 1986

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Adolfo Baloncieri (Italian pronunciation: [aˈdolfo balonˈtʃɛːri]; 27 July 1897 – 23 July 1986) was an Italian football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. Critically regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Gianni Brera considered him one of the greatest Italian playmakers ever, alongside the likes of Giuseppe Meazza and Valentino Mazzola. In 2010, Carlo Felice Chiesa wrote: "If it were possible to rank all-time great "registas" of world football, Adolfo Baloncieri, an athlete from a period so remote from our own, would end up among the first, if not first." Baloncieri began his club career with Alessandria, but most notably played for Torino, where they won league titles in 1927 and 1928 (the 1927 title was later revoked). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolfo Baloncieri has received more than 60,191 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Adolfo Baloncieri is the 1,340th most popular soccer player (up from 1,431st in 2019), the 2,887th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,729th in 2019) and the 102nd most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Adolfo Baloncieri ranks 1,340 out of 16,880Before him are Eusebio Tejera, Herbert Prohaska, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ron Flowers, Edu, and Isco. After him are Mehmet Scholl, Martin Dahlin, Umberto Caligaris, Roque Santa Cruz, Juan Mata, and Teodoro Fernández.

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Among people born in 1897, Adolfo Baloncieri ranks 175Before him are Camillo Berneri, Lya De Putti, Karel Lamač, Antonio Riberi, Shovkat Mammadova, and Zenta Mauriņa. After him are Dorothy Day, Louis Réard, Henry Cowell, André Marie, Isabelino Gradín, and Jimmie Rodgers. Among people deceased in 1986, Adolfo Baloncieri ranks 133Before him are James H. Wilkinson, Anatoly Marchenko, Herma Szabo, Roy Cohn, Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari, and Hank Mobley. After him are W. Averell Harriman, Broderick Crawford, Ilmari Salminen, Harald Reinl, Fumiko Enchi, and Lars-Erik Larsson.

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Among people born in Italy, Adolfo Baloncieri ranks 2,887 out of 4,668Before him are Giovanni II Participazio (900), Francesco Contarini (1566), Marcus Aurelius Cotta (-150), Ciro Immobile (1990), Florentino Ameghino (1853), and Antonio Marcello Barberini (1569). After him are Mario Soldati (1906), Angelo Comastri (1943), Giulio Cabianca (1923), Umberto Caligaris (1901), Giorgio Abetti (1882), and Maria Grazia Cucinotta (1968).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Adolfo Baloncieri ranks 102Before him are Guido Masetti (1907), Eraldo Monzeglio (1906), Armando Castellazzi (1904), Pierino Prati (1946), Mario Corso (1941), and Ciro Immobile (1990). After him are Umberto Caligaris (1901), Sandro Salvadore (1939), Carlo Mazzone (1937), Ciro Ferrara (1967), Gianluigi Donnarumma (1999), and Angelo Domenghini (1941).