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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 265,246 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Alcides Ghiggia is the 108th most popular soccer player (down from 78th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Uruguay (down from 5th 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.

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Among soccer players, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 108 out of 16,880Before him are Peter Schmeichel, Paulo Roberto Falcão, Paul Breitner, Jürgen Klinsmann, Zito, and César Luis Menotti. After him are Thierry Henry, Uwe Seeler, Fabio Cannavaro, Neymar, Dani Alves, and Filippo Inzaghi.

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Among people born in 1926, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 49Before him are Maria Schell, Irwin Rose, Mel Brooks, Valdas Adamkus, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Steve Reeves. After him are Tony Bennett, Murray Rothbard, Paul Berg, Tsung-Dao Lee, Vasily Arkhipov, and Ingrid Thulin. Among people deceased in 2015, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 44Before him are Günter Schabowski, Udo Lattek, Irwin Rose, Colleen McCullough, Benedict Anderson, and Zito. After him are Faten Hamama, Pierre Brice, James Horner, René Girard, Michele Ferrero, and Fatema Mernissi.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 7 out of 370Before him are José Mujica (1935), Comte de Lautréamont (1846), Tabaré Vázquez (1940), Eduardo Galeano (1940), Óscar Tabárez (1947), and José Nasazzi (1901). After him are Héctor Scarone (1898), Juan Alberto Schiaffino (1925), José Leandro Andrade (1901), Héctor Castro (1904), Luis Suárez (1987), and Pedro Cea (1900).


Among soccer players born in Uruguay, Alcides Ghiggia ranks 2Before him are José Nasazzi (1901). After him are Héctor Scarone (1898), Juan Alberto Schiaffino (1925), José Leandro Andrade (1901), Héctor Castro (1904), Luis Suárez (1987), Pedro Cea (1900), Enrique Ballestrero (1905), Obdulio Varela (1917), Diego Forlán (1979), and José Santamaría (1929).