Altair Gomes de Figueiredo

1938 - 2019

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Altair Gomes de Figueiredo, usually referred to as Altair (January 22, 1938 – August 9, 2019), was a football defender and a World Champion for Brazil in the 1962 World Cup.He spent his entire career at Fluminense, for which he played 551 games, scoring twice. He was called “magro” (slim) because he was skinny and despite his modest physical appearance, was a tough tackler and tremendous marker. His duels with Garrincha were legendary. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Altair Gomes de Figueiredo has received more than 62,570 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Altair Gomes de Figueiredo is the 1,162nd most popular soccer player (down from 1,144th in 2019), the 273rd most popular biography from Brazil (down from 258th in 2019) and the 121st most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Altair Gomes de Figueiredo ranks 1,162 out of 16,923Before him are Seki Matsunaga, Josep Maria Fusté, Carmelo Simeone, Alberto Tarantini, Juan Botasso, and José Manuel Pinto. After him are Roberto Rosato, Márton Bukovi, Jesús Navas, Guillermo Subiabre, Franky Vercauteren, and Hasan Salihamidžić.

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Among people born in 1938, Altair Gomes de Figueiredo ranks 234Before him are Mirko Kovač, Aleksei Yuryevich German, Mort Shuman, Durdy Bayramov, Ieronymos II of Athens, and Anna Wierzbicka. After him are Deniz Baykal, Susan Strasberg, Andrei Amalrik, Kurt Moll, Pat Buchanan, and Enzo G. Castellari. Among people deceased in 2019, Altair Gomes de Figueiredo ranks 195Before him are Sogyal Rinpoche, Carlo Maria Abate, Nanni Galli, José Luis Brown, Camilo Sesto, and Lee Radziwill. After him are Gene Wolfe, Gyoji Matsumoto, Vonda N. McIntyre, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Kazuo Koike, and Pim Verbeek.

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Among people born in Brazil, Altair Gomes de Figueiredo ranks 273 out of 1,947Before him are Luiz Gonzaga (1912), Antônio Fagundes (1949), Edmundo (1971), David Luiz (1987), Carlos Luz (1894), and Bigode (1922). After him are Oswald de Andrade (1890), Maxwell (1981), Carvalho Leite (1912), Antônio Carlos Zago (1969), Zequinha (1934), and Nelson Pereira dos Santos (1928).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Altair Gomes de Figueiredo ranks 121Before him are Nílton de Sordi (1931), Felipe Melo (1983), Roberto Dinamite (1954), Edmundo (1971), David Luiz (1987), and Bigode (1922). After him are Maxwell (1981), Carvalho Leite (1912), Antônio Carlos Zago (1969), Zequinha (1934), Silas Pereira (1965), and Fernando Giudicelli (1906).