Alberto Spencer

1937 - 2006

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Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera (6 December 1937 – 3 November 2006) was an Ecuadorian footballer who played as a forward, and is widely regarded as one of the best Ecuadorian footballers of all time He is probably best known for his still-standing record for scoring the most goals in the Copa Libertadores, the most important club tournament in South America. He was elected the 20th best South American footballer of the 20th century in a poll by the IFFHS in 2004. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alberto Spencer has received more than 133,507 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Alberto Spencer is the 667th most popular soccer player (down from 643rd in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Ecuador and the most popular Ecuadorean Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Alberto Spencer ranks 667 out of 16,923Before him are Fernando Peyroteo, Tite, Giorgio Chinaglia, Eduard Streltsov, Attilio Demaría, and Hans van Breukelen. After him are Alejandro Sabella, Rogério Ceni, Mark van Bommel, Paulo Dybala, Minako Takashima, and Santiago Cañizares.

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Among people born in 1937, Alberto Spencer ranks 137Before him are Ted Nelson, Dick Dale, Valentin Bondarenko, Ratan Tata, Naji al-Ali, and Eduard Streltsov. After him are Joseph Estrada, Lusine Zakaryan, Luciana Paluzzi, Giorgi Shengelaia, Ned Beatty, and Anna Hazare. Among people deceased in 2006, Alberto Spencer ranks 106Before him are Peter Boyle, Óscar Míguez, John Money, Joe Rosenthal, June Allyson, and Tina Aumont. After him are Milan Babić, Marie Tharp, Marek Grechuta, Trevor Berbick, David Gemmell, and Pietro Rava.

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Among people born in Ecuador, Alberto Spencer ranks 7 out of 108Before him are Huayna Capac (1476), Rafael Correa (1963), Lenín Moreno (1953), Manuela Sáenz (1797), María Capovilla (1889), and Gabriel García Moreno (1821). After him are Eloy Alfaro (1842), José María Velasco Ibarra (1893), Alfredo Palacio (1939), Rodrigo Borja Cevallos (1935), Oswaldo Guayasamín (1919), and Julio Jaramillo (1935).


Among soccer players born in Ecuador, Alberto Spencer ranks 1After him are Antonio Valencia (1985), Felipe Caicedo (1988), Agustín Delgado (1974), Iván Hurtado (1974), Carlos Tenorio (1979), Enner Valencia (1989), Álex Aguinaga (1968), Iván Kaviedes (1977), Christian Noboa (1985), Ulises de la Cruz (1974), and Édison Méndez (1979).