Alcides Ghiggia

1926 - 2015

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Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia Pereyra (pronounced [ˈɡiddʒa]; 22 December 1926 – 16 July 2015) was a Uruguayan-Italian football player, who played as a right winger. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alcides Ghiggia has received more than 291,428 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Alcides Ghiggia is the 135th most popular soccer player (down from 107th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Uruguay (up from 7th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Uruguayan Soccer Player.

Alcides Ghiggia is most famous for being the only player to have scored in a World Cup final. In the 1954 World Cup, Ghiggia scored the winning goal in the final against West Germany.

Memorability Metrics

  • 290k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.72

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Alcides Ghiggia has had the most page views in the with 25,090 views, followed by Spanish (20,607), and Italian (18,545). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (301.09%), Malagasy (70.14%), and Belarusian (59.65%)


Among soccer players, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 135 out of 21,273Before him are Filippo Inzaghi, Gérson, Edwin van der Sar, Tostão, Jan Jongbloed, and Zoltán Czibor. After him are Allan Simonsen, Sergio Ramos, Carlos Valderrama, Robert Lewandowski, Harald Schumacher, and Sandro Mazzola.

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Among people born in 1926, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 46Before him are Mel Brooks, Necmettin Erbakan, Louise Hay, Andrew Schally, Jack Brabham, and Abdus Salam. After him are Neal Cassady, David Attenborough, Vivian Maier, Ingrid Thulin, Clifford Geertz, and Richard Crenna. Among people deceased in 2015, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 39Before him are Maya Plisetskaya, Manoel de Oliveira, Oliver Sacks, Douglass North, Boris Nemtsov, and Yoichiro Nambu. After him are Wes Craven, Yevgeny Primakov, Günter Schabowski, Colleen McCullough, James Last, and Faten Hamama.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 6 out of 444Before him are José Mujica (1935), Comte de Lautréamont (1846), Tabaré Vázquez (1940), Eduardo Galeano (1940), and José Nasazzi (1901). After him are Juan Alberto Schiaffino (1925), Nando Parrado (1949), José Leandro Andrade (1901), Héctor Scarone (1898), Luis Suárez (1987), and Héctor Castro (1904).


Among soccer players born in Uruguay, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 2Before him are José Nasazzi (1901). After him are Juan Alberto Schiaffino (1925), José Leandro Andrade (1901), Héctor Scarone (1898), Luis Suárez (1987), Héctor Castro (1904), Enzo Francescoli (1961), Enrique Ballestrero (1905), Diego Forlán (1979), José Santamaría (1929), and Pedro Rocha (1942).