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 216,640 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Alcides Ghiggia is the 78th most popular soccer player (up from 86th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Uruguay and the 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.

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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.39

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Among soccer players, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 78 out of 16,923Before him are Rivaldo, Fritz Walter, Eric Cantona, Zito, Silvio Piola, and Gianni Rivera. After him are Oleg Blokhin, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Franco Baresi, Matthias Sindelar, Quique Setién, and Francesco Totti.

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Among people born in 1926, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 37Before him are Beji Caid Essebsi, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Leopoldo Galtieri, Ben Roy Mottelson, Necmettin Erbakan, and Vivian Maier. After him are Hilary Putnam, Mel Brooks, David Attenborough, Neal Cassady, George Martin, and Donald A. Glaser. Among people deceased in 2015, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 35Before him are James Last, Colleen McCullough, Eduardo Galeano, Douglass North, Zito, and Wes Craven. After him are Tariq Aziz, Günter Schabowski, Benedict Anderson, Yves Chauvin, Frei Otto, and Pierre Brice.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 5 out of 314Before him are José Mujica (1935), Comte de Lautréamont (1846), Tabaré Vázquez (1940), and Eduardo Galeano (1940). After him are Juan Alberto Schiaffino (1925), José Nasazzi (1901), Óscar Tabárez (1947), José Leandro Andrade (1901), Héctor Castro (1904), Héctor Scarone (1898), and Pedro Cea (1900).


Among soccer players born in Uruguay, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 1After him are Juan Alberto Schiaffino (1925), José Nasazzi (1901), José Leandro Andrade (1901), Héctor Castro (1904), Héctor Scarone (1898), Pedro Cea (1900), José Santamaría (1929), Enzo Francescoli (1961), Obdulio Varela (1917), Enrique Ballestrero (1905), and Diego Forlán (1979).