Arthur Friedenreich

1892 - 1969

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Arthur Friedenreich (18 July 1892 – 6 September 1969) was a Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He was nicknamed The Tiger or The Original "Black" Pearl, and was arguably the sport's first outstanding mixed-race player. He played for the Brazil national team and was a record nine times top scorer of the State championship of São Paulo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Friedenreich has received more than 323,535 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Arthur Friedenreich is the 120th most popular soccer player (down from 63rd in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 39th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Arthur Friedenreich was a Brazilian footballer who is most famous for being the first player to score 100 goals in the Brazilian league.

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Among soccer players, Arthur Friedenreich ranks 120 out of 21,273Before him are Jorge Jesus, César Luis Menotti, Berti Vogts, Luis Enrique, Luka Modrić, and Jean-Marie Pfaff. After him are Alessandro Del Piero, Nils Liedholm, Fabio Cannavaro, Miroslav Klose, Paulo Roberto Falcão, and José Nasazzi.

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Among people born in 1892, Arthur Friedenreich ranks 41Before him are Andrey Yeryomenko, Robert Ritter von Greim, Bruno Schulz, Darius Milhaud, Corneille Heymans, and Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia. After him are Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Bolesław Bierut, Władysław Anders, Richard Neutra, Alexandre Koyré, and Nikolai Kondratiev. Among people deceased in 1969, Arthur Friedenreich ranks 26Before him are Otto Dix, Jack Kerouac, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Dominique Pire, and Witold Gombrowicz. After him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Moïse Tshombe, Josef von Sternberg, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, and Alexandra David-Néel.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Arthur Friedenreich ranks 50 out of 2,236Before him are Kaká (1982), Cafu (1970), Zito (1932), Leônidas (1913), Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (1846), and Juscelino Kubitschek (1902). After him are Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Gérson (1941), Tostão (1947), Caetano Veloso (1942), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), and Astrud Gilberto (1940).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Arthur Friedenreich ranks 26Before him are Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), José Altafini (1938), Kaká (1982), Cafu (1970), Zito (1932), and Leônidas (1913). After him are Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Gérson (1941), Tostão (1947), Ademir de Menezes (1922), Pepe (1935), and Zizinho (1921).