Alessandro Costacurta

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Alessandro "Billy" Costacurta (Italian pronunciation: [alesˈsandro ˈbilli ˌkɔstaˈkurta]; born 24 April 1966) is an Italian football pundit, manager and a former professional defender, who usually played as a centre back. Throughout his club career, Costacurta spent over twenty years with AC Milan between 1986 and 2007, as well as a brief season-long spell on loan at Monza. He is best known for his role alongside Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini, and Mauro Tassotti, forming one of the greatest defences in Serie A and European football during the late 1980s and 1990s, under the success of managers Arrigo Sacchi and Fabio Capello. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alessandro Costacurta has received more than 683,804 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Alessandro Costacurta is the 379th most popular soccer player (up from 563rd in 2019), the 1,596th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,841st in 2019) and the 30th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Alessandro Costacurta ranks 379 out of 16,923Before him are Antonín Puč, Velibor Vasović, Motoo Tatsuhara, Hiroshi Saeki, Jari Litmanen, and Yuki Fushimi. After him are Cláudio Taffarel, Saburo Shinosaki, Teiichi Matsumaru, Taro Kagawa, Dida, and Ivo Viktor.

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Among people born in 1966, Alessandro Costacurta ranks 27Before him are David Schwimmer, Zoran Milanović, Cindy Crawford, Mikhail Mishustin, Stefan Edberg, and Julen Lopetegui. After him are Cláudio Taffarel, Billy Zane, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Jan Železný.

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Among people born in Italy, Alessandro Costacurta ranks 1,596 out of 4,088Before him are John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton (1834), Giuseppe Saragat (1898), Renata Scotto (1934), Ugolino della Gherardesca (1220), Cesare Prandelli (1957), and Princess Marie of Orléans (1813). After him are Ansprand (657), Amadeus II, Count of Savoy (1050), Vincent Pallotti (1795), Antonio Cesti (1623), Dino Grandi (1895), and Carlo Urbani (1956).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Alessandro Costacurta ranks 30Before him are Lorenzo Buffon (1929), Valentino Mazzola (1919), Giovanni Ferrari (1907), Gaetano Scirea (1953), Gennaro Gattuso (1978), and Daniele Massaro (1961). After him are Angelo Schiavio (1905), Marco Materazzi (1973), Gianpiero Combi (1902), Alessandro Nesta (1976), Nereo Rocco (1912), and Gianfranco Zola (1966).