Alexi Lalas

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Panayotis Alexander "Alexi" Lalas (Greek: Αλέξης Λάλας; born June 1, 1970) is an American retired soccer player who played mostly as a defender. Lalas is best known for his participation with the United States men's national soccer team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, where he was a standout player on the team with his distinctive long beard and hair. After the World Cup, Lalas went on to become the first American in Italy's Serie A as a member of Calcio Padova.Lalas would later return to the United States in 1996 to take part in the newly formed Major League Soccer, as a member of New England Revolution. Lalas also played with Club Sport Emelec of Ecuador, and the MLS squads MetroStars and Kansas City Wizards, but his most successful period was with Los Angeles Galaxy, with whom he won the CONCACAF Champions' Cup, Lamar Hunt U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexi Lalas has received more than 1,274,229 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Alexi Lalas is the 2,867th most popular soccer player (up from 4,218th in 2019), the 7,128th most popular biography from United States (up from 8,649th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Alexi Lalas ranks 2,867 out of 16,923Before him are Alfonso Pérez, Pedro Pasculli, Akhrik Tsveiba, Alberto Mariotti, Edmondo Fabbri, and Mihoko Iwaya. After him are Keiko Saito, Nilmar, Ditmar Jakobs, Manuel Jiménez Jiménez, Petit, and Dražen Ladić.

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Among people born in 1970, Alexi Lalas ranks 162Before him are Teemu Selänne, Ken Leung, Louis Koo, Yang Hyun-suk, Åsne Seierstad, and Muhammad Gaddafi. After him are Alexander Pschill, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Nicola Sturgeon, Michael Rapaport, Damon Herriman, and Igor Cavalera.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alexi Lalas ranks 7,128 out of 15,968Before him are Hugh O'Brian (1925), Doc Watson (1923), Richard Gant (1944), Lynn Collins (1977), Fred Saberhagen (1930), and Gay Talese (1932). After him are Jake E. Lee (1957), Jon Huertas (1969), Nancy Wilson (1954), Peter Tork (1942), Donald Trump Jr. (1977), and Peter Jurasik (1950).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United States

Among soccer players born in United States, Alexi Lalas ranks 5Before him are Bert Patenaude (1909), Bruce Arena (1951), Claudio Reyna (1973), and Landon Donovan (1982). After him are Tim Howard (1979), Michelle Akers (1966), Tom Florie (1897), Billy Gonsalves (1908), Raphael Tracey (1904), Alex Morgan (1989), and Cobi Jones (1970).

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